Specialist Avionic Technical Author

Competitive salary
19 Jun 2013
17 Jul 2013
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Avionic Technical Author
We are currently recruiting for a Specialist Avionic Technical Author at our Brough site. You will be working as a specialist within a team of authors to provide an editing service for Technical Publications and ensure that data is produced in accordance with contractual requirements and in-line with the agreed programme and budgets.  
As a Specialist Avionic Technical Author your main responsibilities will include:
Providing Section Leader Line Management support to guide other Technical Authors.
Undertaking the role of subject matter expert within a team, ensuring that technical documentation reflects the complexities of the system(s), and to provide advice and guidance to others.
To edit the technical data originated by other members of the team to ensure that prevailing standards and conventions are adopted across the team.
Ensuring that best practice processes and procedures are adopted / developed and that amendments to technical documentation are consistent across all work outputs.
To lead a team of authors to produce timely and consistent technical documentation for aircraft system(s). To provide training and development (including carrying out PDRs and performance feedback) to authors to ensure the product is delivered in a safe, effective and efficient way.
To assess change requests and modifications to understand the effect on the publication suite across all assigned projects.
Ensuring data is produced in accordance with applicable processes, procedures and work instructions.
Close liaison with all aspects of engineering through the interaction with engineering and design authority personnel and/or the interrogation of contributory engineering databases.
Developing relationships with Partner Organisations, End Users, Suppliers, Project Teams/Organisations to ensure the continuous improvement of service delivery.
As a Specialist Avionic Technical Author your skills, qualifications and experience will ideally include:
Broad knowledge of aircraft systems and maintenance principles.
Experience working in a customer and/or end user operating environment.
Must be IT literate, with good working knowledge of:

  •  Standard MS Office packages (i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • SGML publishing principles
  • Abortext Epic or Framemaker+SGML
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard or Professional
  • Mercury 4 client  
  • MS Project

Experience of the following is required:

  • Design, drawing system and logistics databases
  • Understanding of engineering life-cycle processes
  • Publication Specifications, AvP70, Milspec and S1000D
  • Ability to interpret engineering data
  • Use of ground based and test equipment
  • Supply chain and equipment vendors

What we're looking for in you
This role requires a broad based knowledge of Technical Publications processes, procedures and toolsets, including a proven capability to manage own workload and perform editing Quality Assurance activities.  In addition, you must have proven, broad based knowledge/experience of the relevant platform (including appropriate trade qualifications).
In addition requires a high degree of self-motivation and good inter-personal skills. You may be required to lead a small team of technical authors; therefore experience managing people and work priorities is desirable.   
BAE Systems
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
Military Air & Information
The Military Air & Information (MAI) business has been structured to create a focused business designed to meet the current and future requirements of our customers.
The MAI business has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.
MAI has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services.
MAI recognises training as a key enabler to deliver military capability, bringing together experience in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions to military customers around the world. This is a powerful combination.
Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to give real advantage to our customers worldwide. Trusted to deliver - always.
Performance. It brings us together.