Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Technical Author


Job Description:

Technical Author

Flexible working (37.5 hour week), BONUS, Free on-site parking, 25 days holiday + bank holidays + pension + great team environment + ongoing development


Opportunity for a Technical Author with an engineering background to join a successful, market leading manufacturer in their team-based environment offering flexible working.


As Technical Author you will work as part of the team supporting their latest products.  The company is investing heavily in new product development and re-vamp of existing products and as such a Technical Author is sought to undertake production of operation, training manuals and associated documentation for their product range. 


The main functions and duties of the Technical Author role are:


  • Using your engineering expertise to take a spec from marketing / production / technical departments to produce technical documentation / publications, training material, marketing, contractual and Company documents


  • Interpret / understand engineering design drawings for mechanical / electro-mechanical products


  • Understand or have the capability to learn the various industry recognised standards


  • Maintain a consistent corporate image for all documentation and technical data


  • To prepare all defined documentation for distribution with a project


  • Recommend or implement, where applicable the use of a suitable technology or communication medium to enhance and improve the usefulness of the technical information provided by the organisation


The ideal candidate will have:

  • An engineering background with prior experience of having produced technical documentation / manuals for electro-mechanical or engineered equipment
  • Familiarity with MS Office (MS Excel and MS Access)   / PDF Editor / Adobe Framemaker or similar packages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Likely to suit individuals with a background as (but not limited to) Technical Author, Tech Author, Technical Publications Engineer, Document Controller, Project Engineer, Technical Documentation Controller or similar

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    BONUS + flexible working

  • Work Authorisation

    United Kingdom

  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level

    HND/HNC or equivalent