Document Specialist/Technical Author

Edgar Stewart
£28000 - £33000/annum
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time




Based in Stirling, Edgar Stewart’s client is a highly successful medium sized business recently merged with a global oil and gas OEM giant.  They are at the forefront of the design and manufacture of next generation measurement and instrumentation equipment.  The business is going through a large change programme, and to help them do this they need to make the key hire of a Document Specialist.


Reporting into the Product Manager, the Document Specialist will work closely with Operations, Product Development and Sales to ensure product manuals, procedures and datasheets are available to support the range of products on the market. Additionally, you will be expected to manage change control for the relevant compliance and regulation standards.


Responsibilities will include;

Prepare and release high quality Product Manuals (typically Operator and Maintenance) for new products in line with planned launch dates. These documents should be appropriately written for the target audience.
Incorporate pictures and diagrams to help explain and simplify complex technical concepts and equipment operation
Work closely with the development team to understand the product operation and maintenance so it can be accurately reflected in the documentation
Prepare and release Product Data Sheets and other documentation required to support sales
Prepare articles, blogs and other technical marketing information as required
Support the Operations team through creation of work instructions, report templates and other procedures and operational documentation
Maintain released documentation, managing change control and implementing requested update
Manage translations of documentation into other languages as required to support sales
Maintain the product documentation register and support the Quality Manager in documentation life cycle management. You are educated to degree / HND calibre in an engineering or scientific discipline.  We would be especially keen to hear from candidates who have previous experience in technical writing for other instrumentation and measurement OEM businesses, and those from other electro-mechanical and laser manufacturing and assembly businesses especially those designed for ATEX environments.


Attitude and personality are keen in this role.  Relevant candidates will need to show passion, drive and a solid attitude to hard work and effort to help with their growth plans.


This is a superb opportunity to join a rapidly expanding and highly successful technology business based in Scotland.  An excellent base salary and benefits package with enhanced career development and job security is on offer.  The real draw is for someone to be part of a fast-growing business on the way up, and offering a fulfilling and varied career.


To apply to this role please contact our retained recruitment partners Ewan Robinson at ESS Holdings