Technical Author (f/m/d)

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Date: 24 Feb 2024

Location: Kassel, DE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:435409 


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Could you be the full-time Technical Author for Maintenance and Operation in Kassel we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your technical authoring expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Joachim Köhler, Head of Documentation & Training, and work alongside passionate, motivated and dedicated teammates.


You'll optimise existing maintenance and operational procedures, and you’ll develop maintenance tasks for new locomotive projects and platforms. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business like Mechanical and Electrical Integration, System-Engineering and Service division for creating comprehensive and user-friendly technical documentation for our rail transportation products and systems.


You’ll specifically take care of designing and implementing vehicle customer documentation and training materials for maintenance and operation of Locomotives, but also defining safety indications according to applicable standards to prevent product related safety risks.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Autonomous creation of mounting/demounting instructions according to drawings and research on the vehicles
  • Determination of mounting scenarios for the risk-free exchange of components
  • Organize content in a modern Content Management System to realize a maximum reuse of information
  • Independent implementation of customer requirements, including the requirements of the contracts
  • Analyse and implement feedback from assessors and authorities out of the locomotive authorization process (Safety-relevant application conditions (SRACS))
  • Check maintenance records for the vehicle and for the systems for completeness and formal correctness
  • Review of source data, as well as analysis and evaluation of the data stock within the Product Lifecycle Management system


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering
  • Relevant experience in railway vehicles in technical authoring, field service or maintenance of locomotives
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar role, technical writer (authoring and editing)
  • Relevant experience working in a Content Management System
  • Knowledge of preventive and corrective maintenance
  • Desired competences: teamwork, problem solving, communication, building partnerships
  • Fluent in German and English


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with XML based systems
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our agile working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Progress towards Documentation Project leader position
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 



You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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