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Technical Writer I in Hillsboro, OR at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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Job Description:

The individual hired for this position will be a part of Maintenance Systems within the Facilities and Engineering group at client site.  The position will be a 1 year contract providing expertise as a Technical Writer / Document Manager.  This individual will work cross-functionally with subject matter experts to update engineering and maintenance documentation.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Mechanics/Instrument Technicians to complete red-lines of documents
  • Collaborate between the Mechanics/Instrumentation Technicians to create clear description and justification
  • Provide preliminary document formatting
  • Collaborate with supervisors for training updates (i.e. review training material to determine if updates are needed)
  • Collaborate with MRO when part numbers are changed to ensure the parts are on the BOM
  • Initiate EMDCR for maintenance plan changes, part number and quantity changes, new equipment
  • Collaborate with safety for review of safety changes
  • Route physical documents for review to Maintenance Supervisor, Manager, and Maintenance Systems

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Managing a CHANGE OWNER role in TrackWise
    • Planning/Endorsing records
    • Initiating of Change records
    • Opening assessments to functional areas impacted by document changes
    • Closing of Change records
  • Managing the COORDINATOR role in Condor
  • Author Document changes
  • Initiate Workflows for Released and Withdrawn Documents
  • Initiate Approval Process
  • Release and make Effective documents in Condor (No Impact Documents only)
  • Processing Documents
  • Formatting Word documents to meet Facilities and Condor Standards
  • Review FE-DCR (Document Routing Sheet) for Review Completion
  • Review submitted Training Assessments for Impact New/Revise Documents
  • Review document Summary and Justifications for alignment with document changes and accuracy
  • Submit changes for electronic system changes (i.e. SAP updates)
  • Filing GMP Papers
    • Access to the Quality Vault
    • Facilities Unit registration
    • WI0272 Training
  • Supporting Project Life
  • Assigning Turn Over Packages Document Numbers from FileMaker
  • Support Project Life as Change Owner for updates to Impacted Facilities document changes
  • Support Project Life as an Author/Coordinator for updates to No Impact Facilities Documents

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated interest/experience in the biotechnology industry
  • A clear, concise writing style and the ability to tailor content to specific audiences
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent planning, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Able to learn new technical concepts quickly
  • Comfortable shifting between projects and wearing a variety of hats
  • A track record of successfully working with multi-functional teams to deliver quality content

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience as a CHANGE OWNER in TrackWise
  • Experience in a COORDINATOR role for Condor
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with Microsoft Word
  • previous experience as a technical writer
  • BS in a technical degree (such as Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Systems; new graduates will be considered)

Work hours will be Monday through Friday, approximately 8 AM to 5 PM.

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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.