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Technical Writer

Company: Avantor
Location: Carpinteria
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryTechnical WriterWhy Avantor?
Our more than 14,000 associates globally are passionate about setting science in motion to create a better world. By choosing a career with Avantor, a Fortune 500 company, you will make breakthroughs, make a difference-and make your mark. You will work closely with dedicated people who share your enthusiasm for innovation, excellence and achievement. Whether you want to help customers advance science or solve complex problems, Avantor is where you belong.Consider a career with us at one of our offices, manufacturing and distribution facilities or innovation centers, or as part of our laboratory and clinical services teams working onsite at customer locations worldwide.Location: Bakersfield, CAJob Summary:Under moderate supervision, the Technical Writer is responsible for creating systems and applications based on their expertise. Provide recommendations on improving existing systems to boost its performance and increase efficiency. Produce detail working drawings utilizing AutoCAD. Develop concept layout and design of electronic enclosures and custom products from business customer specifications.Job Description:

  • Create and revise technical documentation primarily for an Engineering function
  • Attend meetings and coordinate with department colleagues as needed
  • Communicate timeframes, meet deadlines, and determine resource needs
  • Writes and edits technical documents including Equipment Operating Procedures, Installation and Operational Qualification protocols, Work Instructions, and other forms and templates
  • Meets with internal customers and business partners to learn about specific processes and products
  • Conducts independent audits to evaluate process functionality
  • Adapts writing to the target audience
  • Plans writing processes and sets timeframes and deadlines
  • Creates diagrams, charts, and other visual aids to convey understanding of relevant processes
  • Gathers feedback to improve documentation
  • Other related duties as assignedQualifications:
    • Two years of technical writing experience
    • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Macola or SAP experience preferred
    • High school diploma or GED, two-year degree preferredLanguage Skills
      • Read and analyze existing documentation
      • Present information clearly and concisely
      • Read and interpret operating manuals, maintenance manuals, and other documentation in EnglishMathematical Skills and Reasoning Ability
        • Perform basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) quickly and accurately with or without a calculator
        • Apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, verbal, or diagrammatic form
        • Ability to define requirements, determine resource needs, collect data, and draw valid conclusionsPhysical, Mental, and Emotional Demands
          • Regularly visit manufacturing areas to inspect and understand equipment and processes
          • Low-noise office environment primarily, along with occasional low- to moderate-noise manufacturing environment
          • Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
          • Sit or stand for extended periods up to eight hours per day
          • Maintain a pleasant and professional demeanor and communicate effectively with peers and supervisors
          • These demands are representative of those that will be met by a successful candidate in performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made as needed on a case-by-case basis.DISCLAIMER:
            The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
            Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Santa Barbara , Technical Writer, IT / Software / Systems , Carpinteria, California

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