Technical Author

Date: 10-Apr-2021

Location: AU

Company: Codan Limited


  • ASX listed, Global organisation based in Mawson Lake
  • Work with a team of talented, dedicated professionals
  • Two positions; one permanent, one 12-month fixed term


We are seeking two Technical Authors to support Product Management, working within our Engineering team.  

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for creating and maintaining paper-based and on-line documentation for new and existing products.

As a key member of the team, you must be able to:

  • Interpret technical information and human-machine interface specifics for complex products and software, converting them to easy to understand user instructions
  • Write technical documents and reports that reflect internal customer requirements and meet documentation standards using clear, consistent and plain English language
  • Ensure technical documentation follows established processes, and is consistent with the Codan Operating System quality standards
  • Work with translators to ensure accurate translation for foreign language documentation
  • Maintain a source database of documentation standards
  • Manage revisions
  • Manage Print and Assembly specifications for internal and externally produced materials
  • Provide accurate estimates for project management requirements

What makes a successful Technical Author?

  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Technical writing qualification
  • Strong experience in technical writing for software and complex man-machine interfaces
  • In depth knowledge of MS Word, Visio and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience with Markdown and CSS (highly desirable)
  • Exceptional attention to detail with creative problem-solving skills
  • Highly autonomous, with the ability to manage your own workload and balance competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to engage with a broad stakeholder group

About us

Codan Communications is a leading international designer and manufacturer of premium communications solutions. We deliver our capability worldwide for the humanitarian, peacekeeping, commercial, security, defence and public safety markets – deploying our solutions in more than 100 countries. With almost 60 years in the business, Codan Communications has garnered a reputation for quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, producing innovative and industry-leading technology solutions.


Benefits and Culture

Our culture is supportive and collaborative. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team where innovation is encouraged and we share ideas.  We are looking for someone who has a genuine passion and can-do attitude for what they do. Our Head office is located at Mawson Lakes offering a modern facility, free secure onsite parking, easy access by public transport, an onsite subsidised café, gym, basketball and tennis courts. Additionally our staff are provided flexibility to meet the demands of family life, a parent room, and a variety of staff events to connect with colleagues across the Codan Group.

Interested in a career with us?

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