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Technical Author

Job Details
  • 5431
  • Héroux-Devtek
  • Runcorn (Cheshire)
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Attractive package, and 1pm finish on Fridays.

Technical Author / Technical Writer (Aerospace)

Héroux-Devtek is an international company specialising in the design, development, manufacture, integration, testing, repair and overhaul of landing gear, actuation systems, and components for the Aerospace market.

Our global reputation for quality and reliability exists thanks to the achievements of our employees, which is why we believe in encouraging professional development. We provide our team with continuous training, whilst fostering a strong entrepreneurial culture where each team member has a distinct role to play in our success. We have 18 sites in North America and Europe, with a team of over 1,960 people.

The Role – Technical Author / Technical Writer (Aerospace)

Reporting to the Technical Support Manager, as Technical Author you will collaborate with the Product Support and Engineering teams to develop content for technical publications, acting as writer and illustrator as well as editor. Your duties will include:

  • Recruiting and managing the workload, wellbeing, and growth of colleagues in the Technical Publications team
  • Developing and managing the departmental budgets, projects, and daily duties
  • Developing and revising aircraft Component Maintenance Manuals and ACMM
  • Creating repair / assembly / disassembly procedures from engineering drawings
  • Being the go-to for all customer queries relating to publications during development and in-service
  • Updating, revising, correcting, and validating manuals and Service Bulletins
  • Researching, planning, and revising technical component maintenance manuals and aircraft maintenance tasks

Our Requirements – Technical Author / Technical Writer (Aerospace)

  • Experience gained as a Technical Author / Technical Writer, with a background in the aerospace / aircraft industry, with good knowledge of SGML and XML languages
  • Knowledge of ATA 2000 and 2200 specifications as well as the various types of software available to produce ATA specifications
  • Ability to read and understand engineering documentation and drawings
  • Proficiency with CATIA software or similar 3D CAD software and Adobe FrameMaker
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • Good judgement, able to lead a team with a motivated and positive approach

Although not essential, hands-on experience with assembly / repair of landing gear or hydraulic component design and operation would be advantageous, as would experience gained in product development and an understanding of S1000D specification.

The Package – Technical Author / Technical Writer (Aerospace)

As a Technical Author / Technical Writer, you will benefit from:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Salary sacrifice healthcare scheme

You’ll be employed on a permanent contract, working Monday to Thursday 8am to 4:30pm, and Friday 8am to 1pm, at our manufacturing site in Runcorn.

All applications for this Technical Author / Technical Writer vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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