Technical Author

Job type:

3 months fixed term (5 days per week)

Reports to:

Engineering Manager



Job Description:

This is a temp role for 5 days per week, 3 months fixed term.


This position will provide documentation support and control for gas turbine new product and repair technical literature. The individual will play an integral role in maintaining the creation and quality control of technical documents for internal and Customer projects.

Areas of responsibility

  • Management and Maintenance of the Procedure and Technical Drawings master copies.
  • Creation of Documents & Illustrations, including:
    • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
    • Wiring schematics
    • Drawing amendments and change forms
    • Illustrated Parts Catalogues for new and existing Turbine Efficiency product
    • Compile Repair Criteria design and specification sheets
    • Organising and Maintaining the above Engineering Technical documents.
  • Make amendments to Engineering procedures and Drawings under the guidance of Engineering team members.
  • Work in an environment, which is technical, commercial and customer orientated being responsible to support key stakeholders, including Mechanical, Electrical, Controls and Repairs Engineers. 
  • Ensure the ‘correctness’ of issued documentation and maintain technical documented change forms.
  • Additional administrative roles within Turbine Efficiency Engineering Dept.
    E D
  • 5 x GCSE’s (inc English & Maths)
  • Knowledge of document creation in terms of grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience using Auto CAD, 2D CAD and Solidworks, essential in this role to create sketches for component repair illustrations.
  • Conversant in technical engineering drawings
Skills/ Knowledge/ Abilities (Aptitudes/ personal attributes) Communication Skills
Communicates clearly and professionally in written and oral forms to both internal and external clients.
  Client Focus
Demonstrates a desire to address customer needs and does so in a professional manner.
  Initiative and Confidence
Generates and acts on new ideas that add value to the business. Looks at different ways to solve problems and address difficulties.
  Achievement Drive
Sets goals and strives to achieve them with enthusiasm and determination.
  Business Acumen
Has a good understanding of the business environment and the impact their behavior has on the reputation of the Company. High sense of responsibility, ethic and honesty
Treats colleagues and customers in a manner which demonstrates integrity, honesty and fairness
  Flexible Team Player
Flexible working pattern to enable the business to achieve overhaul targets and deadlines, self-motivated and high levels of initiative – ability to handle multiple tasks. Prepared to work independently on their own initiative and as part of a team involved in a culture of continuous improvement.
  Planning and Organisational Skills
Establishes a clear course of action to achieve long or short-term goals in an organised manner.

Adaptable skills for other technical documents and drawings
  IT Knowledge / Skills
Possesses a high level of IT skills including Microsoft Office, Document Control, 2D CAD system.
  • Driving License  
  • Passport
  • Ability to be flexible with hours / travel abroad

E = essential for the job  D = desirable for the job