Technical Author – Composites

Posted 3 weeks ago

About us

At Formaplex Technologies Ltd, our mission is to understand, solve, and produce well-crafted solutions to our clients’ engineering challenges. We are an end-to-end solution in the fields of polymer, composite, carbon fibre tooling, manufacture and design. We take the complex, the challenging, the possible and the near impossible and we make it real – together.

We champion ourselves on our values – to take on a challenge, to work together and to make it real.

We’ve got ambitious plans for growth and an aim to make things better, faster, lighter and stronger, working together as one team. We’re looking for like-minded people to join us. If you have any questions on this role, please contact us at

Working Location: Horndean

Salary: £30k per year

Working Hours: Days 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday

Job Function & Key Tasks

  • Creation and maintenance of process description documentation (e.g. work instructions, SOP’s)
  • Document control and maintenance of documentation within the QMS
  • Creating, updating or rewriting controlled documents as required
  • Collecting relevant technical information from manufacturing processes
  • Attending production process trials to obtain relevant information and evidence to support document creation
  • Any other task as reasonably required to fulfil the job function.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the accuracy and clarity of all process description documents
  • Ensuring physical copies of out of date documents are recovered and destroyed when issuing new documents
  • Ensuring correct document control is maintained within the QMS
  • Ensuring prompt responses to requests for document updates to support production and minimise production failures

Health and Safety Responsibilities

All employees have a responsibility for Health and Safety whilst at work. As an employee at Formaplex, you are responsible for;

  • Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of yourself and that of other persons whom may be affected by your actions
  • Co-operating with Formaplex on all matters relating to health, safety and welfare by observing all relevant policies, procedures, safety systems of working and safety signs
  • Ensuring the use of all safety related guards, control measures, and wearing of personal protective equipment at all times (where appropriate)
  • Reporting of all accidents, incidents and reporting any failings as necessary, or bring to the attention of the Health & Safety Manager 

Skills and Experience 


  • Strong PC Skills, MS Office essential – previous experience with CAD and MRP systems beneficial
  • Interest in engineering/manufacturing processes
  • Ability to prioritise own workload or work under direction
  • Ability to communicate well and ask questions to extract the required information
  • High level of written English
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn, train and develop as required


  • Previous experience of Automotive, Aerospace or other similarly controlled industry
  • Engineering background
  • Composite knowledge
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment 

Education & Qualifications

  • GCSE A-C in English and Maths
  • MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint) training preferable


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