Aircrew Technical Publications Author

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £29.25 per hour

  • Contact:

    Matthew Crook

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 MONTHS+

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    Spring/Summer 2019

  • Client:



Job Purpose

To support the Production, Maintenance and Delivery of Aircrew Technical Publications. Responsibilities include the preparation of data modules from source data, Nationalisation of Data Modules of initial publications and amendments for Aircrew publications departmental procedures.

An exciting vacancy has arisen within the Aircrew Technical Publications Team. The Aircrew Technical Publications consists of the following artifacts; Flight Manuals, Flight Crew Checklist, Performance Data Manual, Aircrew Landaway Flight Servicing Schedule, Weapons Checklist, Weapons Delivery Manual, Mission Operating Procedures and Pilot Briefing Notes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for authoring and obtaining engineering and Flight Operations validation of new and updated Aircrew products for all customers. Key responsibilities include:-

1) Identification and interpretation of multi-SDR source data to allow the production of CSDB and Nationalised aircrew data modules. 2) Preparation of new aircrew publications and subsequent amendments for multi-national Typhoon aircrew in accordance with departmental processes and procedures. 3) To assess and incorporate internal and external customer queries and provide accurate change and configuration management information. 4) Handling of Official Sensitive, Secret and ITAR data.

Experience of modern electronic production tool-sets and Standard Generalised Mark-Up Language (SGML), Framemaker, Adobe Pro, Data Modules. The successful applicant must also be proficient at verbal and written communication with the ability to effectively identify and interpret aircraft source data. Familiarity with Technical Publications specifications (ASD S1000D, Defence Aircrew Documentation Specifications, Def Stan 00-60) would also be an advantage.

Experience (please note this is desirable, in some cases not essential) in an aerospace environment, with good aircraft engineering knowledge in mechanical/electrical, aircrew or avionic systems.

Good interpersonal and communication skills. Computer literate, experience of modern electronic production tool-sets such as Standard Generalised Mark-Up Language (SGML), Adobe Pro, would be an advantage. Proficient at verbal and written communication with the ability to effectively research and interpret source data. The role will be highly involved with the transition of data from Ultra CSDB Version 1.8 to Ultra Version 4.1 and support to the Aircrew Technical Publications Optimisation Programme (IETP). This element of the job will require close working with internal and external suppliers.

If this position is of interest, please apply or contact Matthew Crook on 0161 707 1516/