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Technical Author

Salary: £50,000

Location: Denham

Job type: Permanent

Category: Denham

Technical Author + Buckinghamshire + Aerospace + Permanent, Full-time + Hybrid + 36hr working week, company bonus + Development Opportunities World's leading manufacturer - Aerospace A vacancy has arisen for a Technical Author working in the Technical Publications Department. The applicant will have served a minimum of five years in a technical writing role within an engineering discipline and have proven practical engineering experience, preferably in Aerospace. They will be proficient in a broad range of Aerospace Industry writing specifications (including Simplified English), assuring understanding, compliance and implementation. Have practical knowledge of IETM development and deployment and understand data management techniques and complimentary quality processes. Areas of Responsibility: * Research the technical requirement for Publications by reference to: engineering drawings, CAD models, production standards, processes, industry Specifications, Logistic Support Analysis records and related component hardware proving using appropriate tooling. Identify and liaise with relevant departments in order to resolve technical issues and requirements. * Compile new and standard technical publications, and amendments using Aerospace recognised techniques including application of appropriate data structures, formatting, style and detail. * Identify, define and specify illustration requirements and usage to meet industry standards. Undertake hands-on facilitation, demonstration and validation using appropriate equipment, tooling and engineering techniques. Proofread documents prior to passing data into quality systems. * Compile Illustrated Parts Catalogue in accordance with Aerospace industry specifications, equipment maintenance policy and standard production techniques. * Understand and apply data configuration control and archiving techniques, and data management processes. * Manage allocated workload within task deadlines, maintaining accurate man hour control, generating progress records for scrutiny by senior staff. * Understand and apply Common Source Database and Content Management methodologies related to technical publications production, storage and delivery. Education & Qualifications: * City & Guilds 5360 Part 1 & 2 (Engineering, Technical Communication and Authoring) or equivalent. * Specific / Technical Skill * Highly developed skill in the application of English in terms of both grammar and vocabulary. * Experience of desktop publishing software e.g. FrameMaker. * Ability to work with new Publishing production tools and processes including SGML, XML and DITA. * Proven aerospace engineering experience, preferably in a Military context. Knowledge & Experience: * Knowledge and application of Aerospace/ Defence or similar publication standards. * Practical experience of mechanical engineering and technical authorship. Please apply for more information. The JM Longbridge Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Longbridge Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds

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