Technical Authors

Raytheon Systems Ltd
Waddington, Lincoln
15 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Authors

Waddington, Lincolnshire

The Air Systems Technical Author is responsible for the in service support of the Air Vehicle (Sentinel RMk1) Aircrew and Maintenance Documentation Sets and the Topic 5 Maintenance Schedules and reports to the Design Support Services - ASTOR Support Manager based at RAF Waddington.

This position requires a sound knowledge and experience of:

Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP).

Military Aircrew Documentation

The requirements of the JAP (D) 100C-20.

Topic 5 Document Set.

Technical Manuals to civil and military specifications.

Collate technical data and produce technical documentation using Simplified English.

The successful candidate will also be part of the growing Airborne Solutions Team which delivers aviation engineering expertise across a wide range of projects to both military and civil customers worldwide.

Main Duties:

The Air Systems Technical Author will be part of an expanding ILS department and report to the ASTOR Support Manager within the Design Support Services Organization of the ASTOR Whole Life Support Team.

This role is ideally suited to an experienced Aerospace Technical Author with proven experience in the production and maintenance of military aircraft publications.

The role offers an exciting challenge in supporting the ASTOR programme with responsibilities for:

Generation of draft procedures/documents for all modifications carried out to the aircraft and mission systems.

Staffing Unsatisfactory Feature Reports through to amendment.

Liaison with both the Technical Publications Department of the aircraft OEM and Handling Squadron (MoD ) for aircrew publications.

Liaison with our publications sub-contractor for the production and quality of all maintenance schedule publication amendments and all maintenance publications.

Support to formal reviews, including the annual Aircrew Documentation Review with Handling Squadron/Project Team and the annual Technical Interchange Meeting with the OEM.

Acting as the Publishing Organisation (PO) to prepare and produce amendments on behalf of the Technical Information (TI) sponsor to the Master Maintenance Schedule and its subordinate documents.

Liaison with the authorities TI sponsor to ensure that all amendments are correctly signed off and authorised.

Candidate Requirements:


Degree or HNC/HND in an engineering discipline or equivalent.

Demonstrable and recent authoring experience working within an aerospace/ environment.


Good knowledge in writing to military and/or civil aircraft standards.

Experience of working with Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP) and Common Source Data Base (CSDB).

Aircraft engineering background.

Knowledge and experience with aircraft electrical and mechanical systems.

Thorough working knowledge of modern IT working practices.

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows based software.

Be a highly effective communicator, with a strong ability and enthusiasm to present professionally or by written communication.

Be a confident individual who can effectively perform when working as part of a team or when acting independently with support from colleagues.

Personal Characteristics:

Integrity and honesty.

Courage - able to make the difficult decisions.

Energy and drive willing to work long hours when required.

A proactive team-player who is self motivated and able to work with their peers and drive success.

Someone who enjoys a challenge and who is able to adapt to the fast moving pace of supporting high tempo operations.

Demonstrable engineering capability and someone who can anticipate problems and plan to mitigate them.

An able communicator in verbal, written and presentational forms who has the strength of character to make their point of view heard.

A logical problem solver who can operate effectively under stretching project constraints.

Able to manage and work within agreed timescales and task budgets.

Able to use their initiative to identify opportunities to improve process and performance in order to enhance the service provided to the customer.

Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance (RSL will sponsor as required).

About Raytheon:

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cyber-security solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass Raytheon.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

25 days holiday + statutory holidays Contributory Pension Scheme Life Assurance Flexible Benefits Enhanced sick pay scheme


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.

Raytheon Application Process

To apply visit the link to the website and search for Req ID: 74599BR.

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