Technical Author - Aviation

  • Location

    Salisbury, Wiltshire

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Leigh Sproston

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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We are looking for a Technical Author (Aviation) to join our team of consultants at Experis. Working on-site with one of our clients you will be responsible for:

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 client 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.

* Dynamic project environment with changing requirements and priorities to be met within tight timescales and budgets
* Diverse range of capabilities and specialisms within the group.

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).

Behavioral 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 focussed
* 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.

Please forward CVs in the first instance to Leigh Sproston -