Technical Author Ref# LN-57618

  • West Midlands, Hereford and Worcester, Redditch, UK
  • £36000 - £40000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • LN-57618

Technical Author

The Company:

My client, a full system life-cycle manufacturer of secure communication systems, antennas, image technology and embedded computing are looking for Technical Author to join their growing team in Redditch. Their products can be found transmitting high bandwidth data across hostile terrain, enabling secure ticket sales on trains, processing colossal amounts of data or gathering scientific insight in the cold and crushing depths of the ocean floor! 


Purpose of a Technical Author

To be flexible and adaptable approach to their workload, who is curious and open minded and keen to seek out evolving and innovative ways to add value to the role.

Reporting to the Head of Systems Engineering, the purpose of this role is to produce and update technical documentation for a variety of systems and equipment in various formats based on the intended audience.

A degree in Engineering, English, Writing or similar. Must be able to gain Security Clearance.


Technical Author Key Responsibilities


  • You have exceptional written communication skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • You have an ability to understand and interpret technical products to both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • You have strong communication and collaboration skills. • Experience of working with military specifications and document formats.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Competent in the creation and editing of drawings, layout of documents and the creation of text to a professional standard.
  • Proficient in the creation of clear complex documentation to support an Engineering readership.
  • Able to interpret technical detail/specifications and convert them into a variety of different formats, taking the end user into consideration.
  • Experience of Technical Authoring software packages.
  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role


Technical Author Requirements:

  • Understand/interpret a variety of technical documents and drawings.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of sources of information to extract necessary and important data in order to populate procedures and operational documentation.
  • Understanding of/experience working in a regulated environment.
  • Appreciation/understanding of/experience working in industrial and / or military areas together with their associated hazards.
  • Research and evaluate engineering source data and specifications.
  • Develop or maintain technical publication elements to include theory of operations, testing and troubleshooting procedures, illustrated parts breakdown, removal and installation procedures and schematic diagrams.
  • Coordinate the preparation of illustrative materials.
  • Conduct quality and in process reviews and validation of technical publications.
  • Assist with the development of multiple publication elements for all levels of maintenance, retrofit and repair.
  • Assist with the collection, researching and analysis of source data.
  • Assist in analysing technical requirements to determine project scope and deliverables from a documentation perspective.


The following would be advantageous but are not essential:

  • A background in Engineering demonstrated through a HND equivalent or above in Electronic Engineering or an associated subject.
  • Experience or exposure to Data Modules (DMs) Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs) Initial Provisioning Lists (IPLs), and Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs).
  • Experience of working with recognised industry standard technical publishing software.


Technical Author Benefits:

  • 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays increasing upon length of service.
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Pension – 5% employee, 4% employer (salary sacrifice)
  • Development opportunities relevant to your role
  • Enrolled in Employee Share Scheme following 12 months service.
  • Access to Westfield Healthcare scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • EV scheme.


What Next?

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