Technical Author

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 by CV-Library

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
The Company

This leading engineering company designs and develops engineering systems for a global customer base. They are experiencing exciting growth and require a Technical Author to be responsible for producing and editing documentation to support the design, launch and operation of a wide range of electro-mechanical equipment.

The Role

* Analysing complex electro-mechanical systems and synthesise documents and processes in clear English

* Writing engineering documents - e.g. technical requirements, functional design specifications, interface control documents, process charts, mechanical flow diagrams, manufacturing process documents, packaging and transportation specifications, factory acceptance tests, commissioning guides and site acceptance tests

* Writing end-user documents - e.g. installation guides, operation and maintenance manuals, fault analysis trees, repair procedures, spare parts catalogues

* Writing training material

* Delivering technically accurate and aesthetically satisfactory documents

* Adhering to project defined milestones

The Person

You should have a good mix of the following skills and experience;


* Technical background in electro-mechanical engineering

* Practical experience of the maintenance and operation of equipment

* Ability to write technical descriptions in non-technical language

* HNC/Degree or equivalent in technology related discipline

* Previous experience of writing Systems Engineering documents such as: Requirements, Functional Specification, Technical Specifications / Basis of Design


* Knowledge of authoring systems to produce media independent output

* Knowledge of embedded control systems

* Knowledge of safety related requirements and standards

* Ability to produce and edit Illustrations and diagrams

* Knowledge of translation processes

* Knowledge of other European language

* Knowledge of ENO and ISO design standards, European design directives and CE Technical File requirements.

* Membership of ISTC

* Creation of video “YouTube” type clips

* Inclusion of embedded animations

* Experience of linking CAD systems to user documentation

* Experience of EDMS and CMS systems to manage control and distribution of documentation

* Knowledge of Intelligent documentation


Excellent Salary, Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance, 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’ service, Employee Assistance Program, Free Shares, Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn schemes

Reference: 210330813

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