Technical Author - Aircraft

Posted 12 September by dcs sonovision

Technical Author

Location: Letchworth
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Hours: 37 hours per week, with possible overtime
Contract: Full time, Permanent

DCS Sonovision consists of passionate, dynamic and quality driven people who come from a wide range of backgrounds including the Aviation, Rail, IT, Financial and Defence industries. dcs-Sonovision believes that understanding the product is fundamental to creating world class documentation. This approach, and an enthusiasm for new technologies, is what bring our customers back to us time and time again.

The role - Technical Author:

Your role will focus on the creation of documentation for a new business-class jet airplane on behalf of a world-class aircraft manufacturer.

Your position will involve:

  • Creating Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) Data Modules within a Common Source
  • Database (CSDB) environment using Arbortext Editor
  • Compiling source data from the Customer Engineering Database to create Data Modules
  • Controlling and maintaining sections of the CSDB
  • Working closely with the Technical Illustrators
  • Liaising with the customer engineering teams based in Switzerland
  • Liaising with the on-site support team to resolve technical queries

The right candidate will have the following experience:

  • Strong understanding of S1000D principles and the S1000D philosophy (Ideally v4.1)
  • Strong understanding of Simplified Technical English (STE) rules
  • Good understanding of Data Module Code structure and Illustration Control Numbering (ICN) structure
  • Good understanding of Quality Control processes and CSDB structures
  • Good working knowledge of Arbortext Editor
  • Basic working knowledge of Lifecycle Management software and CSDB software
  • Working with dedicated authoring and illustrating guides
  • Working with Engineering Drawings, Manufacturer Production Processes and 3D Models

To be considered for this opportunity:

The right candidate will have the following skills and background:

  • A pro-active approach to problem solving and investigation
  • Strong communications skills and be able to work as part of an international team
  • The capability to manage multiple tasks at once and providing reports to the Project Coordinator
  • The ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing customer requirements
  • The capability to work to tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Valid Driving Licence

Please note, candidates must successfully undergo UK Security Vetting before they can be appointed.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on "APPLY" today, forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.

Required skills

  • Aircraft
  • Engineering
  • Quality Control
  • Technical Author

Application questions

Are you a commercially experienced Technical Writer/Author?
Have you an understanding of engineering data in a variety of formats, Drawings and Design Reports?
Do you have experience in creating aircraft maintenance manuals or similar?
Have you 3 years’ relevant experience within Aerospace industry?
Are you eligible to live and work in the UK?

Reference: 36097491

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