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Publications Development Specialist

The Boeing Company
Almondbank, Scotland, United Kingdom
Closing date
17 Mar 2023

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BDUK is a subsidiary of the Boeing Company and currently employs over 1,700 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 programs and study assistance. 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.

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, inclusivity, collaboration, innovation, safety and first-time quality.

BDUK engineering function operates a matrix organisation consisting of engineering departments that deliver technical skills, expertise and products into our programmes. This role will be in the Product Support Engineering Department. The Department consists of the following technical areas:

  • Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis
  • Reliability and Maintainability
  • Logistic Support Analysis
  • Engineering Data Exploitation
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Technical Publications
  • Product Support Engineering.

Position Overview:

Boeing Defence UK is looking for Publications Development Specialist. You will help to facilitate and implement Product improvement and maintenance of the Air System Document Set whilst remaining compliant with the appropriate regulatory standards. This position will report to the Engineering Technical Support and TLCS-2 site manager in Almondbank, Scotland. This position will be technically supported by our other capability specialists within the department as required.

As part of the delivery of the UK CH-47 Chinook Helicopter contract, BDUK has a requirement to support a range of Technical Publications supporting the platform with both the provision of Aircraft Maintenance Manuals and Component Maintenance Manuals. This position will execute against contract requirements with a First Time Quality mind-set working within an integrated team environment.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Publications Lead in the day-to-day execution of the UK CH-47 publications deliverables to meet contract requirements associated with publication discrepancy reports (MoD F765), generation of amendments and updates to the UK CH-47 Air System Document Set.
  • Researching subject matter as appropriate to create and verify accurate and usable content with a focus on first time quality
  • Supporting the Publications Lead to ensure First Time Quality is applied to all publication updates and they comply with quality management system requirements
  • Interfacing between the customer and other key stakeholders in the absence of the publications lead, therefore good communication skills are essential
  • revising publications and related data to support product engineering and support requirements
  • Gathering and analyzing customer requirements and research and compile basic technical information to develop technical documentation
  • Determination of graphics requirements and recommending their incorporation into documents
  • Reviewing technical documents for grammatical errors and clarity and enter information into applicable database / tracking systems working under general supervision

The post will also require the individual to demonstrate ability for multi-tasking in a diverse teaming environment. Prior aviation maintenance experience is desirable and occasional travel may be required.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to mutli-task and support a diverse team
  • An understanding of Simplified Technical English
  • An understanding of Support Engineering as applied to a maintenance environment
  • Ability to work with cross functional departments to understand and deliver required outputs compliant with organisational processes and procedures
  • Focus on delivering first time quality with attention to detail and alignment with supporting engineering documentation
  • Familiarity with ASD S1000D and or AVP70 would be beneficial
  • Degree qualified or equivalent employment experience

Work Authorisation: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security clearance for which the Government requires UK Citizenship.

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

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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