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Technical Writer

Salary: £34

Location: Leicester

Job type: Temporary

Category: Leicester

Working with a client in Leicester, we are looking for a Technical Writer to support the delivery of a large product upgrade program to market leading aerospace test equipment. The upgrade package is mainly electronic with a small number of critical mechanical parts. As a technical author, you will have to establish an understanding of the product and then design and write documentation to explain it to users. You may also provide this information in various other formats including interactive html. The successful applicant will be expected to create, edit and format user manuals in MIL-STD-3001 / MIL-STD-40051 format using PTC Arbortext & IADS4 from both marked up copy and real world experience of the equipment. Documents will be delivered in XML, IADS & PDF formats. You will be expected to support formal validation of the produced manuals both internally and with the customer. You will be expected to support customer facing activities related to the final submission of the project. Responsibilities * Creating, editing, or rewriting of user manuals, service manuals and html help files for industrial and aerospace applications * Deciding how best to organise and present the interactive documentation in line with Mil-Std-3001 / MIL-STD-40051 * Obtaining a thorough understanding of a product to prepare its technical documentation. This may require hands-on experience with the product * Collaborating with the product design team to clarify technical content * Content editing and correction, incorporating feedback from peer review * Working with translators and print houses * Coordinating or preparing illustrations * Creating and maintaining document templates Business Acumen: Ability to work to deadlines and think critically about the task at hand while maintaining an understanding of the relevance of the issue in the bigger picture Basic domain and product knowledge, including appropriate terminology, with an awareness of av maintenance. Leadership: Ability to voice opinions and present clear rationale. Effective use of data or factual evidence to influence Recognition of collaborative behaviour and participation in collaborative activities Willingness and ability to learn organisation vision statement and decision-making framework. Ability to understand how team and personal goals/objectives contribute to the organisation vision Personal Attributes: Willingness and ability to help team members Ability to understand problems thoroughly before implementing solutions and ask questions to clarify requirements when ambiguities are present Ability to identify opportunities for innovation and offer new ideas If you feel that you have the experience and skills to be considered for this role, press 'APPLY' now! Kinetic plc is a Recruitment Consultancy with over 30 years of experience of delivering staffing solutions to the engineering, manufacturing and technical industries. Kinetic plc treats all applications with a high degree of care, we review all submissions and will attempt to contact applicants who match the job profile. Those that do not meet the specification may not be contacted but their CV retained to be considered against future opportunities

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