I am currently working with a global leader in the Oil and Gas industry who are looking for a Technical Writer to work onsite in Stonehouse for an initial 4-month contract.
As part of the Technical Communications team, you will update and produce operating and maintenance information products with relevant experts. You will support various engineering project teams, facilitating the creation and update of high quality and accurate technical documents.
*Create, update and maintain technical reference, maintenance and operational content for use by field engineers & technicians by working closely with project development teams.
*Write structured documentation (using Arbortext Editor) in a content management system (PTC WindChill) that maximizes comprehension and ease of use.
*Strong technical writing skills to produce clear, concise, and accurate content for a wide range of users including users whose first language is not English.
*Edit documents supplied from subject matter experts according to corporate standards and style. An understanding of Simplified Technical English would be useful.
*Obtain source information from internal project documentation sources and interviews with project team members as well as from change request tickets.
*Manage review cycles and incorporate review comments
*Be familiar with working with graphics such as cropping photos and editing vector line art e.g. adding callouts to an illustration.
You will be required to produce high quality user documentation to agreed corporate standards and timescales, which comprises mostly of maintenance procedures. Content is typically delivered to corporate business systems either as XML or PDF for project deliverables or as part of update cycles. You should be familiar with the project development life cycle.
Experience and skills:
*At least three years technical writing experience in an engineering environment.
*Excellent technical writing and editing skills in a content management, structured authoring environment.
*Sometimes willing to go on to shop floor to observe and document a procedure by mechanical engineers.
*Able to carry out editorial reviewing of work produced by peers.
*Good organizational and interpersonal skills to manage the flow of information from contributors and reviewers.
*Strong team player with excellent communication skills.
*Enthusiastic, proactive, and self-motivated.
*A good working knowledge and recent use of:
*Arbortext Editor or similar XML authoring tool
*Use of a Component Content Management System (CCMS). Preferably WindChill.
*Any illustration/digital photography/photo editing applications. Preferably Adobe suite.