Technical Author: Aviation Standards

  • Location:

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

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  • Salary:

    £30 - £45 per hour

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Technical Author: Aviation Standards

Technical Author: Aviation Standards

The work location is based in Boscombe Down

12 Month Contract

Pay rate is between £30/£45 per hour

Candidate must hold or be willing and eligible to undergo SC Clearance

Specific Responsibilities:

  • To be part of a team of Technical Authors, ensuring the provision of high quality publications to support those installing, modifying, operating, maintaining, repairing and removing equipment.
  • To provide internal and external customers with support documentation in accordance with Technical Publications procedure, Military publications MAP-01/MAP-02 and Civil publications ASD S1000D and ATA iSpec2200.
  • Advise members of the department on aspects of technical publications and ensuring that best practices are adhered to.
  • Ensure that the work of the department meets customers' specifications, Airworthiness requirements and publications standards of the Military and Civilian, MAP 01 / MAP 02, JSP(D)543 and S1000D.
  • Ensure that reliable and timely estimates are submitted in support of bids
  • Continued development and improvement of performance and capability in the area of responsibility.

Knowledge, skills and Personal Qualities Required:

  • Familiarity with Technical Publications
  • A qualified aircraft, mechanical or electrical/avionic engineer or an equivalent level of know-how gained through experience
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Good communication, interpersonal and people management skills
  • A general knowledge of aircraft equipment, systems and documentation
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Word and ability to acquire competence in new publication editing packages.
  • Competence in the use of a graphics package such as Adobe Photoshop, for the manipulation of bitmap graphics and jpeg images
  • Competence in the capture of digital images using digital camera and/or scanners.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Accountable to the Technical Publications Manager or Team Leader.
  • Ensure that the work of the department meets customers' specifications airworthiness requirements and publications standards
  • Compliant with corporate policies, AEC procedures
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • MAP 01 & MAP 02
  • Compliance with Civil Aviation standards (ATA 100, EASA Pt.21J).

Behavioural Requirements & Essential Qualifications:

  • Effective and influential communicator
  • Very good written and oral communication skills
  • Confident and capable decision maker
  • Questioning attitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good engineering judgement
  • Customer focused
  • C&G or ONC in an appropriate technical subject or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge gained from an aircraft engineering environment.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds or equivalent in Technical Authoring.

If you are relevant or interested don't delay, contact me on 0161 924 1416 or email me at

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