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Technical Author

Job ID : 1894

To create and update technical information (to include Remove and Install, Operator Guides, Description and Operation Etc.) to the very highest standards. The final product- printed books and digital content- will be delivered to our key customer; a manufacturer of high end Agricultural Machinery. 

To produce all content in line with complex authoring guidelines / standards. Documentation will be required to meet a high standard that drives reuse for our key customer whilst having a standardised look and feel about it for multiple brands in a global marketplace. 


Gather, collate and interpret information and communicate at a professional level with key internal and customer stakeholders Utilise a suite of structured authoring tools and guidelines, interpret technical specifications to create customer-focused publications  Utilise CAD data and software tools  Author text, simplifying complex systems into structured and understandable content  Create concise graphic briefs for technical illustrators  Manage vehicle validation workshops in conjunction with key stakeholders   Work under your own initiative with minimal supervision  Proofread documentation ensuring all deliverables meet the required standards 


Ideally you will be a technical author/proof-reader with an agricultural background. You will join an established authoring team but will also be expected to work independently; a very keen eye for detail and high-quality standards are essential. 

Agricultural/Plant machinery experience (or similar engineering experience)   Knowledge of relevant work method tools (X-Metal, Vis Mockup, Photoshop and Microsoft office) advantageous but not essential  Experience working with content management systems  Knowledge and experience of how to write and adapt content for specific target groups  Experience of authoring to STE and DITA standards   Excellent English, both written and spoken  Experience proofreading technical documentation  High level of technical aptitude  Ability to research information required to complete tasks  Ability to refine and develop existing processes and work methods  Strong communication skills particularly influencing and persuading Experience of working individually, with a team, and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders Capable of managing and prioritising workload and working to tight deadlines Able to identify areas for improvement and suggest solutions  Full / Clean Driving Licence  Willing to travel  

Salary : £30000 - £35000
Country : United Kingdom
Region : Warwickshire

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