Current Vacancies

Trainee Technical Author
Permanent Staff
Letchworth


The Company:
dcs is a highly respected, progressive and rapidly expanding company which has been in the Technical Publications industry for over 20 years.  dcs prides itself on the relationship with its employees.

The Candidate:

  • The successful candidate is likely to have a degree in either electro/mechanical or electronics engineering or a high level of experience in the engineering field. 
  • Good IT skills.
  • A well-organised approach. 
  • Team player.

The Role:

Researching and information gathering:

  • Understanding the business systems and applications for which documentation is to be prepared;
  • Gathering and analysing the information needs of the end user.

Communicating and Collaborating:

  • Attending team planning/briefing meetings;
  • Questioning developers and managers to clarify technical issues and obtain information;
  • Satisfying user requirements by liaising with in-house subject matter experts’ and sales and marketing specialists;
  • Working with translators, printers and service providers.

Writing and Editing Content:

  • Writing, editing and presenting information in clear and simple English and to fit with the agreed style, making sure the information is organised effectively;
  • Commissioning and co-ordinating in house illustration work;
  • Indexing and cataloguing material;
  • A clear and concise writing style;
  • A flair for turning technical subjects and jargon into easily understood text;
  • The ability to absorb information quickly;
  • An analytical mind and an inquisitive nature;
  • A curiosity about how things work.

Working hours are 37 hours per week Monday to Friday.  However, there may be a requirement to work longer hours to finish projects on time. The work is normally office-based at Letchworth, but can be at our customers premises for certain periods of time.

20 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

Additional training and in-house mentoring will accompany this role.

Please email your CV to pward@dcs-ltd.co.uk   

Technical Authors
Permanent Staff and Contract
Letchworth & Bristol


The Company:
dcs is a highly respected, progressive and rapidly expanding company which has been in the Technical Publications industry for over 20 years.  dcs prides itself on the relationship with its employees.

The Role:

  • To assist in various projects from a wide range of industries.
  • Produce documentation to commercial, aerospace engineering and military specifications.
  • Use of different platforms with deliverables in hard copy and electronic media.

The Candidate:

  • Engineering background (electro/mechanical, electronics).
  • Able to work to budget, timescale and on own initiative.
  • Information collation skills.
  • SGML/XML and S1000D experience would be an advantage.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.

How to Apply

To be considered for any of the positions that will become available over the next 6 months, please forward your CV to: Mrs Pat Ward, dcs Ltd, 1 Avenue One, Business Centre East, Letchworth Garden City, Herts. SG6 2HB. Email: pward@dcs-ltd.co.uk