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Technical Author

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 by Edissero Ltd

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£45k - £45k Annual

Technical Author - Leicestershire & Remote Working

A great opportunity has arisen to join our engineering client, a leader in machining technology, in a varied, autonomous technical author role. Working within the engineering department as the sole technical author for the business, you will be responsible for producing, editing and updating a mixture of hardware and software documentation for a range of CNC machines and associated ancillary equipment and tooling.

Initially remote working, there is the opportunity to continue to work one or two days per week from home if you wish once onsite working is resumed.

You'll be:

  • Documenting hardware, software and maintenance procedures; ranging from mainly machine operator and maintenance manuals to machine programming manuals.
  • Photographing machines and producing technical illustrations.
  • Compiling mechanical and electrical drawing packs.
  • Compiling 3rd party documentation packs.
  • Continuously developing and improving final documentation and the documentation production process.
  • Maintaining both electronic and hard copy filing systems for all documentation.
  • Managing foreign language translation projects.

What's needed?

  • You'll have good experience writing hardware and software documentation, and ideally have an engineering background.
  • An enthusiastic, experienced, self-sufficient technical author who understands what's needed to make consistently good quality documentation.
  • Adobe InDesign skills would be a plus.
  • Technical illustration experience.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team and develop strong relationships with other team members is critical in this collaborative role.
  • A confident, curious, self-starter with very good people skills.
  • Experience using the following software would be useful: Vector Drawing/Photo Manipulation Software, Autodesk Inventor or other CAD packages.
  • Experience with CNC machines or robots would be an advantage.

Reference: 914874939

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