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Job Ref:  204617059
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Somerset
City:  Clevedon
Post Code:  BS21
Salary:  £26000 - £31000/annum
05/10/2016 02:15
Position: Technical Writer

Salary: £26,000 - £31,000

Location: Clevedon, Somerset

Job Type: Permanent

My client has a vacancy for a permanent Technical Writer within the Technical Publications team, based at its site in Clevedon.

As a Technical Writer you will produce and maintain technical support documentation for company produced products, to company quality standards and house style. You will also have the opportunity to help further develop the processes and styles of our documentation in what is an exciting and busy time for the Company.

Reporting directly to the Documentation Manager you will work closely with team members and project subject matter experts, producing the highest quality documentation to ensure that up-to-date documentation is available to Company service personnel and staff world-wide in printed and electronic formats.

You should be qualified to degree or HNC/HND in mechanical or electromechanical engineering; appropriate time served apprenticeships or forces experience will be considered. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate:

* Strong technical writing experience in an engineering environment
* The production of test and/or service related documentation in a related or similar engineering field
* Familiarity with manufacturing delivery environments and associated processes and terminology

You will be required to support all phases of the core documentation process:

* Information gathering and planning
* Content specification
* Content development and implementation
* Production and evaluation.

You must be able to convey technical ideas, concepts and procedures in clear, concise and accurate English, and be able to manipulate text and images to create well-structured, documentation that is easily absorbed by the target user.

You will be expected to gather information by studying existing technical content, interviewing subject matter experts and sometimes interacting with the product directly.

Accuracy and attention to detail, along with an ability to work to deadlines using your own initiative are essential, and you will be expected to carry out editorial reviewing of work produced by peers.

You will need to have excellent people skills - be able to influence others, work in a team, foster collaboration and facilitate meetings and other activities that may aid the production and delivery of effective technical publications.

You must have good I.T. skills, especially competence with software running on the Microsoft Windows operating system. A good working knowledge and recent use of Microsoft Office 2010, and in particular Microsoft Word, is essential.

Any skills in the following areas are also beneficial:

* Use of Microsoft SharePoint.
* Previous experience of writing in an XML application.
* Familiarity with extracting images from Catia models.
* Illustration/graphic design/digital photography and photo editing, and the use of software such as Corel Draw/PhotoPaint and Adobe Fireworks.

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