Technical Author

Organisatie- en afdelingsomschrijving

For several tech companies in Eindhoven area, Trinamics is looking for Technical Authors.

Do you want to be part of the dynamic and innovating working environment and be crucial to further strengthen our manufacturing process?


As technical author, you create or edit all technical documentation (Procedure, PCS, FCO, Newsflash, comments, etc.) for Equipment and / or Manufacturing Engineering. Also, you are the main interface for all authoring related issues, tooling and processes.


  • Is able to convert a document to a different format.
  • Can maintain the archives (single copy, version control).
  • Can make basic changes to illustrations and convert illustrations to the required publishing format.
  • Is able to convert input from Engineers and/or development documentation into effective technical documentation for products according to the specifications and standards.
  • Applies work methods and tools of the department effectively and efficiently.
  • Uses documentation tools.
  • Specifies requirements concerning illustrations, technical input or user feedback.
  • Participates in project teams in the area of technical documentation and related documentation tools.
  • Can signal the problems that arise and propose scenarios for solutions or escalate.
  • Acts as a first point of contact on issues relating to the various projects.
  • Can create simple illustrations.
  • Can edit complex illustrations.
  • Can convert illustrations to a different format.
  • Can save and retrieve documents from a document management system.
  • Is familiar with the concepts of document management.
  • Is familiar with the documentation processes (including publication).
  • Is able to process simple comments and PCSs within the agreed time.
  • Delegates complex Comments and PCSs to the appropriate Engineer and makes sure that they are solved within the agreed time.
  • Takes ownership for all technical documentation within the competence.
  • Understands and applies the requirements of the documentation standards.
  • Gives suggestions to improve the standards.
  • Is familiar with the rules and guidelines for knowledge protection, safety and cleanliness and can apply these rules to the documentation.
  • Is able to write technical documentation (Procedure, PCS, FCO, Newsflash) in correct Technical English.
  • Is able to edit technical documentation for spelling, grammar and style so that it complies with our standards.
  • Makes correct use of the available tools, templates and guidelines.
  • Converts input from the Engineer and/or development documentation into a suitable document for the target audience.
  • Can create a good balance between text and graphical elements.
  • Is familiar with the concepts and techniques of editing.
  • Initiates improvements to documents with regards to technical content and grammar or style.
  • Can edit a set of documents for coherence.
  • Gives Engineers guidance on the specifications and requirements of documents.
  • Shows ownership with respect to document classification choices (for example OCAP vs. PCS).


Education and Experience

Bachelor degree in a technical area with 2-5 years of work experience, OR proven work experience as a technical author. 

Personal Skills

  • Initiative: - Raises urgent matters without waiting for others to do so.
  • Planning & priorities: - Creates and maintains planning to ensure the timely availability of information. - Reports progress on planning to PL/GL.
  • Quality commitment: - Ensures the completeness and accuracy of publications. - Contributes to the increase of professional expertise at a personal level as well as within the team. - Adapts intelligently to ways of working, processes and procedures. - Contributes to the continuous improvement of ways of working, processes and procedures.
  • Professional communication: - Knows and uses the appropriate channels of communication. - Can give a clear explanation of complex matters to people from other professions.
  • Discusses internal changes with the team and suggests possible improvements.
  • Supports standardization by applying the guidelines and standards and complying with the ways of working, processes and procedures.
  • Team work: - Has good communication and social skills. - Has a focus on getting the job done. - Is a team player, engages others to take action.
  • Knowledge sharing: - Gives requested information immediately and willingly. - Gives guidance to Engineers and other Authors on all aspects of technical documentation.
  • Is a proactive member of the team within own functional area.
  • Takes ownership of own career development.


The right candidate will be provided a challenging and varied position in a professional, high-tech environment. An appropriate salary, future prospects and excellent benefits are evident. After a period of secondment and functioning properly, you can be contracted by our client.

Inlichtingen bij

Do you feel you are suitable for this position or do you have any further questions?

Send your CV and motivation to or call (+31)40 401 5200 and ask for Maurits Grootegoed

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Do you feel you are suitable for this position or do you have any further questions?

Send your CV and motivation to or call (+31)40 401 5200 and ask for Maurits Grootegoed