Our client are a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminium systems. Currently operating in North America and the UK with a growing presence in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. They are currently looking to recruit a Technical Illustrator/Author based from their UK office in the North West Region.
Primary Purpose of the Job
This position is responsible for developing and maintaining customer facing documentation to support the development of new products and existing products within the New Product Development group.
Major activities/Key challenges
Create technical documentation intended for printed or website use.
Produce support documentation utilizing CAD and publishing software. Documentation includes all aspects of customer facing details such as Design/Estimating and Fabrication/Installation Instructions.
Manage engineering data within a PLM system
Hands-on lab activities related to the fabrication, assembly, installation and testing of products.
Generate and conduct peer reviews of engineering changes
Collaborate and/or oversee 3rd party translation, publishing service and component suppliers
Other job duties as assigned.
Essential Knowledge & Skills/Education
Position requires a minimum 2-year Degree (Computer Aided Design, Engineering CAD Technology, Engineering Technology) Acceptable.
Good understanding of engineering drawing layout.
Knowledge of Technical writing, illustration and Document Control systems
Working knowledge of 2D/3D modeling and PLM systems; AutoCAD, Inventor and TeamCentre/Vault proficiency is preferred.
Desired knowledge of CCMS/XML based publishing software such as, Paligo, Madcap Flare or Schema as well as Adobe Creative suites.
Product Development Designers.
Basic or Minimum Qualifications
Position requires a minimum 2-year Degree in Computer Aided Design, Engineering or CAD Technology.
Working knowledge of CCMS, DTP Suites, 2D/3D modeling and PLM systems; AutoCAD, Inventor proficiency preferred