Technical Author

Job Description

Technical Author – Aerospace


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are looking for a Technical Author to generate, maintain and update accurate, engaging, user friendly documentation that adheres to the company’s guidelines and standards.  Documentation and Service Bulletins created will also be expected to comply with applicable customer contract requirements and international technical authoring specifications. 


It is also important that candidates have recent experience of writing, revising and validating technical manuals and data modules.


They require a Technical Author who has recent experience of working in FrameMaker and ATA 2200.


As a Technical Author your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Technical authoring experience / expertise and associated qualifications

  • ASD S1000D Data Module authoring experience

  • ATA iSpec 2200 authoring experience is essential

  • ATA 100 authoring experience

  • Experience of publications verification and validation
  • Competent in use of Simplified English
  • Very competent user of Adobe Structured FrameMaker
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.


As a Technical Author your main responsibilities will involve:

Working closely with IPT engineering personnel

Author, edit and maintain technical documents, to meet customer and contract requirements. including:

  • Equipment Maintenance and Operation manuals

  • Data Modules

  • Component Maintenance Manuals

  • Service Bulletins & Information Letters

Ensure all technical documentation is produced to required quality, timeframes, authoring specifications and standards:

  • Including review and quality checking of material authored by other technical publishers/writers and outsource vendor partners

Support verification and validation of technical documentation with subject matter experts, internal or external partners and developers to validate content

Interface with outsource vendor contacts and subject matter experts to produce and maintain current documentation where required


Keywords:  ATA 2200, Technical Author, Aerospace, Defence, ASD 1000D Data Module Authoring, ATA 100, Adobe Structured FrameMaker, Data Modules, Maintenance Manuals


Technical Author – Aerospace

Salary:  Competitive plus bonus, flexi time, Pension, 25 days holiday and numerous other benefits

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset