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2 Nov 2012

Full-Time Technical Writer II – Manufacturing R&D Engineer (Houston, TX)

Weatherford – Posted by TechWhirl Houston, Texas, United States

Job Description

One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well— drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention— and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry.

Develop, write and edit material for operation and maintenance manuals in support of our product line.


  •     Observes production, developmental and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail.
  •     Interviews production and engineering personnel and reads journals, reports and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods.
  •     Reviews manufacturer’s and trade catalogs, drawings and other data relative to operation,  maintenance and service.
  •     Studies blueprints, flow charts, sketches, drawings, parts list, specifications, mock ups, and product samples to integrate and delineate technology, operating procedure, and production sequence and detail.
  •     Organizes material and completes writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
  •     Reviews published materials and recommends revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding.
  •     May maintain records and files of work and revisions.
  •     May select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts to illustrate material.
  •     May assist in laying out material for publication.
  •     Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
  •     Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.

General to advanced computer skills in Microsoft products
Must be proficient in Adobe

5 years of technical manual creating and/or editing experience for mechanical systems

Bachelors degree in Mechanical Technology or other related subject

Job Categories: Technical Editing and Technical Writer. Job Types: Full-Time.

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