Documentation Engineering Intern – 12 months


Documentation Engineering Intern – 12 months

Stonehouse – United Kingdom

Job Title:

Documentation Engineering Intern – 12 months


About Us:

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.



Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK.

Stonehouse Technology Centre (SHTC) is the SLB drilling Centre of Excellence. It supports SLB through innovative engineering and quality-driven manufacturing, with portfolio emphasis on rotary steerable systems, Measurement While Drilling tools, Specialised Measurement tools and Rechargeable Batteries for Downhole use, and power source products.

Over 300 employees work in SHTC’s modern, fit-for-purpose building in scenic Gloucestershire. The facility was constructed to handle future demand for PowerDrive tools with an efficient workflow that ensures assembled tools are extensively and rigorously tested before delivery. On site, tools can be monitored using state of-the-art hardware and connectivity that link SHTC to all field locations.

SHTC continues Research & Development investment for new technologies, extending operational limits so that clients can reach hotter, deeper reserves.


Job Summary:

In this intern role your goal is to take technical information and present it in a clear and concise form that can be understood by a global audience.

As part of the Technical Communications team, you will create and update operating and maintenance content with relevant subject matter experts. You will support the engineering project team, facilitating the creation of high-quality and accurate technical documents such as assembly and test procedures and user guides. This is for exciting new projects involving hardware and some software and will provide a great opportunity to work closely with the engineering team.

Training and mentoring will be given in all aspects of technical writing and information design to help you create content that is easy to find, easy to use, and easy to understand for end users.

You will work closely with the engineers to help them document assemblies of the product, often while observing the builds and tests. You will be required to produce user documentation to agreed corporate standards and timescales, mostly assembly and maintenance procedures.


Key responsibilities:

  • Create, update, and maintain technical assembly, maintenance, and operational content by working closely with project engineering teams
  • Work closely with the engineers to observe the assembly of products and to document the procedures
  • Write structured documentation in a content management system that maximizes comprehension and ease of use
  • Produce clear, concise, and accurate content for a wide range of users including users whose first language is not English
  • Edit documents supplied by subject matter experts according to corporate standards and style
  • Get source information from internal project documentation sources such as CAD drawings, specs, and interviews with project team members as well as from change request tickets
  • Manage review cycles and incorporate review comments
  • Produce and edit graphics such as taking photos during engineering assembly, cropping photos, adding annotations/callouts, and repurposing engineering 3D CAD models to produce renders/exploded views. You may also get involved in creating animated assembly sequences or short how-to videos


Experience and skills:

  • Experience and understanding of basic engineering principles so you can work effectively with the engineering team to help create the documentation and observe engineering builds while documenting them
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Any experience with software such as CAD, PhotoShop, and Illustrator to create and edit images
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills to manage the flow of information from contributors and reviewers
  • Strong attention to detail, with an eye for improving existing work
  • Self-starter, independent and fast learner to help us create great user documentation
  • Any previous writing experience especially writing technical documents or any instructional writing would be advantageous



Studying towards a Bachelors or Masters in Engineering, Aerospace or related subject. But will consider other subjects if you feel you have the skills and experience listed for this role.



SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.


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