Balmoral, a division of Balmoral Group, provides surface and subsurface buoyancy, insulation and elastomer products and services to the global energy, defence, subsea communications and oceanographic industries.

We are recruiting for a Graduate Documentation Technologist.

The Graduate Documentation Technologist is responsible for reviewing material test data and results, updating material qualification reports and assisting in the maintenance and administration of key-department technical and testing documentation. This role requires very good attention to detail, strong analytical skills and a solid understanding of material properties and testing methodologies. This role would suit someone who is systems-oriented and can identify opportunities for improving efficiency.

Main duties and responsibilities of the jobholder

  • Obtain, Review and Analyse Material Test Data:
    • Evaluate and interpret material test data and results from R&D and live projects to ensure accuracy and compliance with industry standards and specifications.
    • Identify any inconsistencies or anomalies in test data and recommend corrective actions.
  • Update Material Qualification Reports:
    • Prepare, update and maintain material qualification reports based on the latest test results.
    • Ensure that all reports are accurate, comprehensive, and compliant with relevant standards and regulations.
  • Assist in Authoring and Administration of Technical Documentation:
    • Support with the authoring of technical documentation related to material testing, qualification, technical datasheets and testing work instructions.
    • Responsible for the maintenance and administration of technical documentation.
  • Collaborate with Cross-Functional Teams:
    • Work closely with technologists, engineers, quality assurance personnel and other stakeholders to ensure that material reporting processes and documentation meets company, customer and industry requirements.
    • Provide technical documentation support and guidance to other team members as needed.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Identify opportunities for improving material and product testing recording systems, procedures and documentation practices.
    • Stay updated on the latest developments in material testing technologies and methodologies.
    • Train other employees on good documentation practices.


  • Required: HNC (SCQF level 7 or above) in a scientific or engineering subject or with demonstrable, relevant, transferrable skills.
  • Desirable: Batchelors or Master’s Degree


  • Required: Experience of composing and managing technical, scientific or engineering documents.
  • Desirable: Experience of working in, or supporting, a laboratory or having relevant experience working in an ISO 9001 compliant environment.

Skills and training

  • Required: High standard of written English. Eye for detail, ability to suggest and implement continuous improvement projects. Confident MS office user.
  • Desirable: Experience of document control systems. Auditor experience.

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