Technical Writer

Job Title: Technical Writer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Port Arthur, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-03-06
Reference: BH-125054
Contact Name: Stephanie Contreras
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 06, 2020 17:21

Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible to the training lead for completing all work related to the technical writing requirements for the project, including all the subprojects.
Role and Responsibilities
  • Write training manuals that meet the training and work requirements for the plant operators and maintenance personnel.
  • Coordinate work objectives, assignments, and scheduling with the training lead.
  • Maintain primary responsibility for developing and writing material for operating and/or Training manuals, instructional guides.
  • Work methods and procedures, the installation, operation and maintenance of machinery and other equipment and training.
  • Observe operational and maintenance activities to determine best practices as content for operational and maintenance procedures.
  • Interview operations and maintenance personnel and read technical manuals and other materials to become familiar with the technologies and production methods.
  • Review manufacturers’ specifications, drawings, and other data relative to the operation, maintenance, and servicing of equipment.
  • Assemble and organize materials then complete writing assignments according to established standards of order, clarity, conciseness, style / format, and terminology.
  • Operations and Maintenance Engineers and Technicians (SMEs)
  • Training Coordinator
  • Instructor / Assessor
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Technical Editor
  • Technical Translator
  • Operations Development Engineers
  • Vendor SMEs
  • Knowledge, Experience and Skillset Required:
  • Preferably a college diploma or degree, with 5 years’ experience in the maintenance and operations departments of oil and gas companies, primarily in the area of technical writing / authoring of operations and maintenance training manuals.
  • Knowledge of offshore operations and production systems is an advantage.
  • Must also possess an ability to work in harsh and inclement conditions.
  • Experience in writing Training manuals, O&M manuals and developing operating and maintenance procedures would be advantageous.
  • Creates new work instructions ensuring consistent format, required safety information, and technical data are included
  • Manages the Procedure Management system
  • Collaborate with Engineering department to ensure connection between business systems and to improve reporting systems
  • Create and update courses/pages/content areas within the system
  • Updates operations and maintenance procedures as needed from end user and/or through the MOC process for domestic manufacturing facilities
  • Ensures that the most recent version of operating/maintenance procedures are available to the end user
  • Maintains Training Manuals and revises as needed
  • Completes all required notifications for document change
  • Manages revision history
  • Ensures approval process prior to document implementation
  • Develop and manage an electronic training filing system
  • Assist site training team with support as needed
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Understanding of English grammar rules
  • Previous writing experience required
  • Electronic database management skills

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