technical author in peterborough

13 September 2018
alexandra robinson, randstad cpe
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peterborough, east of england
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A Technical Author is required on a Contract basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you an experienced Technical Author? Do you have the capabilities to be successful in a fast paced technical environment? If you are seeking an exciting new challenge then this is the role for you!

The successful candidate will utilise their Technical Knowledge to support their growth in Technical Authoring Capability. They will then use authoring software tools to develop and maintain a variety of Diesel Engine Service Publications. This includes Service Manuals, Service Periodicals & Tooling Catalogues, for both new and existing products. The development and maintenance of accurate and easy to use Service Publications is essential in the support of our objective to maximise the Service Capability of Dealers & Distributors Globally.

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to;

* creating publications fit for purpose that require technical analysis/research.
* responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of each publication
* ensure the development and maintenance of those publications to the established documentation standards through customer feedback.
* Receive Document Content outline from various sources including the Engineering Teams and Enterprise Subject Matter Experts (SME).
* Using various authoring tools such as Windchill, Framemaker, Adobe Creative Studio and general Microsoft Programs.
* Each Author requires excellent planning and time management skills to author and publish Each Publication to an agreed completion date.

Although this position is for a Technical Author, we will consider those with good Combustion Engine knowledge, and/or Electronic and Engine Aftertreatment Systems. Full training will be provided within our Authoring and Publication Systems.

Limited travel maybe required (Less than 5% of working time).

Skills, experience and qualifications you will have:

* Technical product/engineering knowledge
* Good knowledge of Combustion Engine Components and their functions.
* Engineering drawing, illustration and model understanding / knowledge
* Ability to interpret basic technical data
* Good analytical and problem-solving skills
* Excellent planning & time management skills
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Skills, experience and qualifications you may have:

* Demonstrated experience and knowledge within a previous relevant position
* The ability to understand complex data structures and present data to user groups in a structured format
* Good working knowledge of engines authoring systems and graphics software - eg Windchill, ArborText, Adobe Creative Studio
* Good working knowledge of Engine Aftertreatment and Electronic Systems.

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.





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automotive engineering