Date Posted
09 Jul 2020

Cobham Mission Systems are looking for a Technical Author to generate, maintain and update accurate, engaging, user friendly documentation that adheres to Cobham guidelines and standards.  Documentation and Service Bulletins created will also be expected to comply with applicable customer contract requirements and international technical authoring specifications.


This position is based in Wimborne, Dorset and requires infrequent travel.


As a Technical Author your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Technical authoring experience / expertise and associated qualifications

    • ASD S1000D Data Module authoring experience
    • ATA iSpec 2200 authoring experience
    • ATA 100 authoring experience
  • Experience of publications verification and validation

  • Competent in use of Simplified English

  • Competent user of Adobe Structured Framemaker

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

As a Technical Author your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Working closely with IPT engineering personnel

  • Author, edit and maintain technical documents, to meet customer and contract requirements. including:

    • Equipment Maintenance and Operation manuals
    • Data Modules
    • Component Maintenance Manuals
    • Service Bulletins & Information Letters
  • Ensure all technical documentation is produced to required quality, timeframes, authoring specifications and standards:

    • Including review and quality checking of material authored by other technical publishers/writers and outsource vendor partners

  • Support verification and validation of technical documentation with subject matter experts, internal or external partners and developers to validate content

  • Interface with outsource vendor contacts and subject matter experts to produce and maintain current documentation where required

About Cobham Mission Systems

The most capable critical control solutions for extreme environments.


As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.


Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.


About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.


Click here to find out more about us and or check out our LinkedIn company page


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Stephen Bennett
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