Technical Author Mechanical

01 Jul 2013
29 Jul 2013
Tech Author Mech.
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Author Mechanical Systems

Our Technical Publications Department has an immediate opening for a Technical Author responsible for the preparation of the mechanical aspects of the technical publications required to support our single turbo-prop trainer aircraft fleet.

This challenging position involves:

  • The production of descriptive, operation and procedural Data Modules and page blocks to ATA 100/iSpec 2200 and ASD S1000D and Mil-Spec specifications from engineering reports, drawings and general aircraft related documentation for the mechanical chapters of Pilatus technical publications
  • The production of Service Bulletins, Letters, Field Service Instructions and other aircraft modification packages from initial drawings and engineering and production personnel input
  • The production of draft illustrations and illustration production packages from drawings, photographs etc. to aid in the final preparation of artwork
  • The discussion and agreement of maintenance procedures from a ¿hands on¿ perspective with the engineering, maintenance and production departments
  • Ownership of documentation through to in-house or certification authority approval
  • The provision of responses to customer/internal departments documentation queries


For this position you are required to have the following skills and background:

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a technical author writing aircraft mechanical technical documentation to ATA 100/iSpec2200 and ASD S1000D specifications
  • Aeronautical mechanical apprenticeship/formal training
  • Experienced in the field of aviation through practical hands on
  • Experienced in the use of ASD Simplified Technical English, SGML/XML, Microsoft Word, FrameMaker + SGML and Arbortext Editor
  • Good sound knowledge of engineering drawing systems and general aircraft related documentation
  • English mother tongue