Technical Author

  • Job Reference: N6467-31S
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Gregory-Martin International
  • Location: Stevenage / Remote Working
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £25,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Engineering, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sue Allen
  • Email: sbadresponse@gregory-martin.com
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Technical Author 

Our client is looking for an experienced Technical Author, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining the documentation required to support the use, maintenance, and servicing of company products. This role can be a hybrid role with 50/50 split between home and office, and offers a salary of £25,000 to £50,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits.

 

Technical Author Key Responsibilities:

  • Obtain technical information from subject matter experts, production personnel and other sources
  • Generate well-presented, grammatically correct, and concise documentation, in accordance with the corporate standard and agreed project schedules
  • Document assembly and disassembly procedures using Engineering drawings
  • Generate illustrations and photos, annotated, as necessary
  • Organise the approval, issuing, filing and (when required) printing of documentation
  • Support sales, engineering, and production staff with documentation
  • Support the development of standards and working practices
  • Responsible for the development of a complete suite of documentation for a product, either alone or collaboratively

 

Technical Author skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • A background in Engineering demonstrated through a HND or above in Electronic Engineering or an associated subject
  • An understanding of Electronic Hardware development
  • An understanding of Software products, development and lifecycle, with the ability to understand the principles of software code and hold conversations as necessary
  • Confident in the use of FrameMaker, WebWorks Publisher, Adobe Illustrator and any bitmap editing software
  • Familiarity with cloud platform software, for example, KVM and ESXi
  • Knowledge of DITA and experience in the use of an XML editing tool such as OxygenXML
  • Proficient in the creation of complex documentation to support an engineering readership
  • Competent in the creation and editing of drawings, layout of documents and the creation of text to a professional standard
  • Possess a diplomatic and sensitive approach to eliciting information
  • Ability to solve various issues using a variety of methods and techniques
  • Proven ability to work with very little input
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient collaboration and team working skills, with the ability to develop and maintain strong productive relationships
  • The ability to work within multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines, both independently and as part of a team
  • Meticulous, with a very high attention to detail
  • Extensive communication skills, both verbal and written

 

Keywords:  Technical Author, Electro, Software, Framemaker, Webworks

 

Technical Author 

Location:  Stevenage, Hertfordshire / hybrid working, 50% home & 50% office

Salary:  £25,000 to £50,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits