Technical Author

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Matthew Crook

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Technical Author

There is a vacancy for Technical Publications Authors within a leading defence client near Preston.

The job purpose will be to originate and maintain On-Aircraft Maintenance Publications. aircraft. The successful candidate will need to have proven IT skills, in particular be conversant with the use of Microsoft Office. Experience of modern electronic production tool-sets and Standard Generalised Mark-Up Language (SGML) or Extensible Markup Language (XML) is essential.

Good interpersonal skills are essential with particular emphasis on two-way communication and team working. Recent experience in the Aerospace industry or operation/maintenance of military aircraft, will be an advantage.

The successful applicant must also be proficient at verbal and written communication with the ability to effectively research source data. Familiarity with Technical Publications specification ASD S1000D is essential.

  • Responsibilities
  • The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following;
  • The preparation of initial publications and subsequent amendments of the maintenance publications in accordance with departmental procedures. -
  • Assessing and incorporating internal and external customer requests. -
  • The jobholder must ensure that his/her output tasks meets the defined business needs in terms of quantity, quality and schedule.
  • Maintaining the validity of management information to provide accurate configuration control.

Responsibilities include the preparation of new and updated national Data Modules in accordance with departmental procedures. To assess and incorporate internal and external customer requests and to provide accurate configuration management information.

The preparation of initial publications and subsequent amendments of the Typhoon maintenance publications in accordance with departmental procedures.

The Individual

The following will be required of the successful candidate:

Personal Skills

- ESSENTIAL - Communication, Team working and Motivational Skills

- Use of SGML/XML for writing technical publications - EXCELLENT - Use of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel - GOOD

If this position is of interest please apply or enquire by calling Matthew Crook on 0161 707 1516 or emailing