Technical Author

We are currently looking for an experienced Technical Author to join our Engineering team.

Job Purpose:

Working within the engineering department as the technical author for the business. You will be responsible for producing, editing and updating a mixture of hardware and software documentation for Laser, EDM, ECM and Grinding CNC Machines and associated ancillary equipment and tooling.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Writing and updating Operator, Maintenance and Programmer Manuals
  • Photographing machines and producing Technical Illustrations
  • Compiling Mechanical and Electrical Drawing Packs
  • Compiling 3rd Party Documentation Packs
  • Managing Foreign language translation projects
  • Maintaining both electronic and hard copy filing system for all documentation

Educational attainment required:

  • Ideally degree qualified, with a minimum 5 years’ experience as a Technical Author

Experience / Knowledge requirements:

  • Experience in a technical authoring role writing hardware and software documentation, ideally within an engineering background
  • Experience with CNC machines or robots would be an advantage, particularly using Heidenhain and Fanuc control systems

Skills and Aptitudes required:

Experience using the following software would be an advantage:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Vector Drawing/Photo Manipulation Software
  • Autodesk Inventor or other CAD packages

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to work well as part of a team and develop strong relationships with other team members is critical in this collaborative role
  • A clear vision of what makes good quality documentation and the drive and passion to meet this standard continually
  • Curiosity and interest in continuously developing and improving final documentation and the process of producing it
  • Ability to work independently away from the office. Some ongoing homeworking is likely


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