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Publications Development Specialist (hybrid)

The Boeing Company
Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.


Boeing Defence UK (BDUK) is a subsidiary of the Boeing Company and currently employs over 1,400 people in the UK. We are responsible for delivering several exciting contracts to our UK defence customers including new capabilities like the E-7 AEW&C and the P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR Services, Support for the Chinook & Apache Fleets, Logistic Information Services and Training Services and are very much in a growth phase.

As a BDUK employee, you will have access to flexible and virtual working arrangements, benefits packages, employee incentive programmes and study assistance, as well as the potential for international travel. You will also have access to many resources that you will be able to access in order to inform and support your development throughout your career with us.

Our programmes are internationally run, with key partners being Boeing Defence, Space and Security, based in the USA, and Boeing Defence Australia. You will be part of our ongoing collaboration with these business units, and this provides opportunities for travel for short-term or longer-term periods if desired.

While we work in agile and dynamic engineering environments, your wellbeing is important to us and we strive to find a healthy life balance and ethical team culture with a strong emphasis on openness, collaboration, innovation, safety and first-time quality.

The Role:

As part of the delivery of the UK MOD AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter Long Term Training and Support Service (LTTSS) contract, BDUK has a Product Services Team, this position will be part of that team. It is expected that the candidate may be required to support the wider BDUK portfolio to meet emergent needs on an occasional basis.

Boeing Defence UK is looking for a Technical Publications Development Specialist who will report to the Support Engineering Team and site manager in Almondbank, Scotland. Ideally the candidate will be Yeovil (Somerset) Based.


The individual will be required to monitor, progress and support customer requirements for publications updates to the UK AH64E Air Vehicle Document Set. Additionally, the post will provide investigation and resolution of discrepancies or issues related to contract deliverables as part of the UK AH64E sustainment activities.

The job role will encompass supporting the Publications Lead in the day to day management of the UK AH64E publications deliverables to meet contract requirements including; distribution, tracking and reporting activities associated with publication discrepancy reports (MoD F765), compilation and configuration management of contract deliverables, generation of amendments and updates to the UK AH64E Aircraft Document Set.

Research subject matter as appropriate to create and verify accurate and usable content with a focus on first time quality. The successful candidate will support the Publications Lead for Integrity Working Group and program meetings (as required).

Generate and maintain publications processes /plans and archive data files to ensure that records are current, available and comply with quality management system requirements. This forward facing post will interface between the customer and other key stakeholders, good communication skills are essential.

This post requires a solid understanding of the MoD Unsatisfactory Feature Reporting process (MoD F765), aircraft and component maintenance procedures, specifications and standards ideally with knowledge of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and associated Regulatory Articles (RA's) underpinning publications activities or equivalent aerospace industry standards . The post will also require the individual to demonstrate ability for multi-tasking in a diverse teaming environment. Rotary wing experience is highly desirable and occasional travel may be required.

Key skills:

  • Prior Authoring experience in AS1000D and or AVP70.
  • Application of Simplified Technical English.
  • A Thorough understanding of Support Engineering in the Military environment.
  • An understanding of the derivation and creation of Support Product documentation.
  • Ability to work with the cross functional business stakeholders to identify optimisation. opportunities through application of LEAN principles.
  • Proven ability to drive first time quality.

Experience Required:

Ideally you will be educated to degree level in a relevant Engineering subject and 5 to 10 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Essential to be able to to obtain UK SC security clearance.

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll. Relocation Assistance is not available for this role.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a SECURITY CHECK/CLEARANCE.

Export Control Requirements: Not an export control position

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world's most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process.

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