Technical Author

05 Aug 2016
12 Dec 2016
Contract Type
To support the growth of the Elekta business and our constant innovation in patient care, the Global Engineering business area has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Author. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated team player with experience of defining and creating high-end technical content for product documentation and literature. This is a varied role operating within the Information Development function based in Crawley. Working in an established team with years of expertise and the latest industry tools creating highly technical content. You will be self-starting, results driven and able to interpret information requirements into clear concise content to be used in our suite of product manuals. The role involves collaborative working with other functional areas of Elekta's global business, in addition to third party suppliers to bring our technical content in line with latest information systems. Elekta seeks to continuously improve its operating environment. You will be capable of supporting the development and implementation of new practices, tools and techniques to encourage and develop a highly innovative approach to information development. This role is to start in November 2016. Qualifications Core competencies Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and able to work collaboratively across global environments. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work alone or in a team are essential. Ability to work under pressure whilst being adaptable and flexible. Logical in thought with high attention to detail. Strong technical editing and QC skills that are aligned with Elekta global editorial standards Strong team player Culturally aware Qualifications & Experience Minimum of Degree or equivalent experience in a scientific, technical, or life sciences environment required. Experience with XML-based authoring tools is essential, Ixiasoft CMS would be highly advantageous. Competent in DITA XML, XML and Adobe FrameMaker. Competent using Microsoft Office/Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Visio. Experience of JIRA in an Agile environment would be advantageous. Previous experience in life sciences environment would be advantageous. Responsibilities Responsible for writing high-end technical product documentation in accordance with project requirements, local and global company policies and produce updates to documents in support of engineering changes. Work with all project personnel, interpret documentation requirements and extract necessary information from the project and engineering design teams. Obtain and collate design information as source material towards the creation of accompanying documentation, design the information deliverables to support the product. Responsible for planning and co-ordinating all activities to meet the needs of documentation and the customer. Management of the delivery of solutions to agreed timescales. Recognise risks and demonstrate ability to manage and/or escalate these risks to the project team and functional management. Collect and collate evidential documentation to support internal and external audit requirements as and when required. Initiate and support translation activities with the localisation team for any content development projects you are assigned to. Ability to take on editorial tasks as and when required. Undertake other tasks as requested by the Technical Publications and Localisations Manager.