Technical Author

Catterick, Richmond
salary to £22,500
06 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Author, Catterick, £20-22,500

An established  manufacturer based in the Catterick region is recruiting for a Technical Author.

You will support the engineering team in the production and maintenance of the following:


  • Technical documentation
  • Engineering process and procedural documents including forms, guides and process charts
  • Write, edit and proofread text
  • Collate and verify information
  • Create and edit pictures and diagrams
  • Liaise with other staff to extract technical information;
  • Deliver technical documentation in accordance with documented processes and procedures
  • Modify and enhance technical documentation processes in response to change
  • Develop document templates
  • Develop paper based and electronic forms
  • Produce indexes and catalogues
  • Support new product releases with relevant documentation
  • Create and edit photographic images
  • Document engineering processes
  • Provide advice to the management team on how to enhance publishing technologies and processes

Personal Skills Required:

  • Eye for detail
  • Engineering/Automotive technical knowledge
  • Sense of narrative
  • Ability to articulate meaning in a clear, concise and effective way
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Proactive in clarifying and understanding design requirements
  • Education required: GCSE / Scottish or equivalent;
  • Working knowledge of document and photo editing software (Knowledge of the Adobe suite of products including: Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator would be beneficial.)
  • Experience in a similar role.