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  • Job reference: RMS0216847

Technical Author

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/09/2019
  • Duration: 4 months intially
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The Role:
Our client's are a large Engineering company they are seeking an experienced Technical Writer.
You will work as part of the Technical Communications team, update and produce operating and maintenance information products with relevant experts.
You will support various engineering project teams, facilitating the creation and update of high quality and accurate technical documents.

You must be a self-starter with strong writing and communication skills, able to take technical information and present in a clear and concise form. Capable of planning your work and delivering to tight deadlines.

Key responsibilities:
* Create, update and maintain technical reference, maintenance and operational content for use by field engineers & technicians by working closely with project development teams.
* Strong technical writing skills to produce clear, concise, and accurate content for a wide range of users including users whose first language is not English.
* Edit documents supplied from subject matter experts
* Obtain source information from internal project documentation sources and interviews with project team members as well as from change request tickets.
* Manage review cycles and incorporate review comments
* Be familiar with working with graphics such as cropping photos and editing vector line art e.g. adding callouts to an illustration.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* At least three years technical writing experience in an engineering environment.
* Excellent technical writing and editing skills in a content management, structured authoring environment.
* Sometimes willing to go on to shop floor to observe and document a procedure by mechanical engineers.
* Strong team player with excellent communication skills
Technical skills:
A good working knowledge and recent use of:
Arbortext Editor or similar XML authoring tool
Use of a Component Content Management System (CCMS). Preferably WindChill.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Any illustration/digital photography/photo editing applications. Preferably Adobe suite.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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