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Technical Author

  • Location: England
  • Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 23 days ago

Core Talent are currently looking for a skilled Technical Author for a prestigious client of ours who, founded over 50 years ago, design, manufacture and install cutting-edge engineering equipment. The company are based in Greater Manchester and are offering a permanent role with a hybrid of office based and work from home options with salaries ranging from £30,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience.This is an exciting opportunity to join a market leader in the industry and become an integral part of the construction branch of their business.

The main purpose of the role is to produce contract-specific documentation turnover packages to support specialist equipment, sub-supplied equipment and material aspects of turnkey projects, reporting directly into the Technical Publications team leader.


  • Produce O&M manuals and ad-hoc technical documents from source information such as engineering drawings, BOMs, specifications and internal / external SMEs

  • Interpret CAD drawings: general arrangements, P&IDs

  • Interrogate schematic circuit drawings (electrical, pneumatic etc.)

  • Work on multiple projects at one time

  • Demonstrate an excellent command of the English language: grammar, punctuation, syntax

  • Work to KPIs

  • Comply with company branding and house style

  • Be inquisitive, analytical, proactive and motivated

  • Communicate confidently with SMEs to obtain required information

  • Have good interpersonal skills

  • Perform general duties where required to support the department

Key Deliverables

  • Operation and maintenance manuals

  • Test and commissioning documents

  • As-installed TOPs in structured PDF

  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Revision and management thereof of core standard documents and information libraries


  • Minimum HNC in an engineering discipline

  • At least three years in a technical author role with a proven ability to originate technical documentation for equipment with electro-mechanical and automation systems

  • Be able to distil technical, jargon-laden source information into structured, easily understandable texts and illustrations

  • Familiarity with authoring software (Framemaker preferred), content management, style sheets etc.

  • Be able to work in a project driven, multi-disciplined department with budget and delivery constraints

  • ASD STE-100

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite and Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Familiarity with HVAC systems and controlled air regimes (desirable)


  • £30,000 - £40,000

  • Attractive package available

  • Opportunity to work for an industry leader