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Automotive Technical Author - job post

DaventryHybrid work
Up to £38,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 3 days.

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  • Up to £38,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday

Pulled from the full job description

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme

Full job description

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire & Gaydon, Warwickshire/ work from home

Job Type: Full time, permanent

Remuneration: TBD based on experience + Company Benefits

Are you a Vehicle Technician looking to apply your automotive knowledge towards a career away from the workshop?

A Technical Author who can utilise a strong knowledge of vehicle systems and apply this to creating content for upcoming new vehicles?

Do you have hands-on experience working with vehicles and are you a quick learner when it comes to software?

CAD-IT are seeking an Automotive Technical Author to join a friendly and collaborative team, to develop, write and deliver technical documentation for a well-known automotive OEM.

You will join a business who deliver technical publications for a range of leading automotive, aerospace, rail, industrial, construction and agricultural manufacturing customers.

We are interested in dynamic, engaging individuals with relevant qualifications and/or experience in related vehicle technician, master technician, vehicle engineering, electrical, mechanical, diagnostic, body repair or technical documentation fields.

Person Specification:

· Strong automotive system knowledge and hands on experience is a must. Electric and Hybrid knowledge would be an advantage.

· Good level of IT literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel PowerPoint). XML, HTML experience would be beneficial.

· Experience with CAD and authoring software is desirable. However, training can be provided.

· Ability to deliver quality and consistency in a highly demanding environment.

· Proactive, flexible, and able to work independently.

· Good communication and professionalism to liaise with technicians, engineers, and senior management.

· Ability to solve problems and deliver solutions is essential.

· Technical Authoring competence or experience would be beneficial – we will provide training on all Technical Authoring software!

Role Details:

Working closely with Aftersales and alongside engineering, the Automotive Technical Author role is focused on one or more of the following workstreams:

o 2D/3D Workshop Manual/Process Instructions

o 3D Electrical Information towards diagnostics

o Text and illustration-based Service Communications

o 3D Illustrated Parts Catalogues

o 2D/3D eLearning Modules

o 3D Description & Operation

o Owners Literature

o Illustrations Authoring

· Responsible for the creation of technical information to support vehicles in Aftersales.

· Plan, manage and deliver projects against a project plan on time and to a high standard.

· Collaborate with technicians and engineers to gather technical information and author accurate and robust content.

· Use and manipulate CAD for use in technical content.

· Update and maintain technical content to align with engineering changes as well as internal and external feedback.

· Arrange and support physical validations of authored content when required to ensure correct information.

· Follow quality processes and carry out sign off ahead of publish.


We are a software sales and consulting company focusing primarily on industrial aftermarket, Service Lifecycle Management (SLM), Industrial IoT and Augmented Reality application in Service. We are global partners with Siemens providing Service Business Strategy consultancy and support, Industry 4.0 for Service, outsourced technical publications support and digital transformation to industries globally.

We are passionate about innovation and work collaboratively to give our very best to our staff and customers. Job satisfaction, wellbeing and career progression are top of our list for our employees. Joining our dynamic, ambitious and friendly team you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential and be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity and rewards innovation, hard work, integrity, and merit. We have an excellent Company Benefits package that focuses on employee reward and wellbeing:

· Private Medical Insurance

· Company pension

· 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

· Hybrid working

· Long Service Award scheme

· Enhanced maternity pay

· Subsidized eye tests

· CAD-IT Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Group

· CAD-IT Culture Committee

· Companywide and team social events, plus more!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: Up to £38,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay


  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for this role?

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Daventry (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Daventry

Reference ID: ATA/RK

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