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Technical Author – Engineering / Mechanical / CMMs / Flare / Hertfordshire

Pay Amount: Negotiable

Location: Hertfordshire - Hybrid (office work mandatory)

Contract / Permanent: Initial 6-12 months

Reference: TA14

Updated: 07/01/2023

AST Authors are seeking a technical author to support one of our valued customers in the field of electrical/ mechanical/ robotics.
You will work closely with the customer’s engineering and designing teams, to produce operation, maintenance and component maintenance manuals. This is a pro-active role where you will be expected to identify the information required and extract it from SMEs. Requires a target-driven, organised, motivated, problem-solving approach.
You will be required to work using Madcap Flare and must have experience using this software.
Due to the close working nature of the position you will be required to attend the project site in Hertfordshire a number of days per week, which is estimated to be 2-days, in unison with the relevant work teams. While on-site you will have access to working equipment to aid your writing.
This is an exciting project working with a global brand who are a pioneer in their field.
The position is expected to last 6-12 months.
All contract types will be considered including sub-contractors and fixed-term staff employment.

Salary/ rate: Please state pay expectations on application.

To apply please send a covering email and your CV to quoting the reference TA14.

Technical Authors required for one-off projects

Pay Amount: Negotiable

Location: Commuting distance of Letchworth Garden City

Contract / Permanent: Initially fixed term.

Reference: TA07

Part-time Technical Author, office and/or home-based

AST are seeking Technical Authors of all disciplines to work on one-off projects. If you like working with minimal supervision and prefer short-term projects over the long grind, then please get in touch.

Must be a self-starter who is comfortable managing own workload.

We can accommodate both PAYE and Ltd company working arrangements.

Even if you are not immediately available we would still like to hear from you.

To submit your details please use our Contractor Registration page and email us your latest CV or work history. Or simply send us an email.

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