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Technical Writer Manager

Location:
Cypress, TX
Posted:
March 18, 2020

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MARK SWINDEN

Cypress, Texas *****

C: 832-***-**** adcc1c@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/documentationdevelopment Technical Writing Documentation Development Data Management Instructional Design Curriculum Development QHSE Regulatory Compliance Project Management Leadership PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Seasoned professional with over 35 years of multi faceted oil & gas experience. Strong qualifications in technical writing, data management, communications, instructional design, mechanical/hydraulic/pneumatic/electronic applications, project management, quality, safety, and staff supervision. Fully computer literate in windows based environment with an innate ability to quickly adapt to proprietary applications and new technologies. Results oriented, decisive leader with proven successes in both the domestic and international markets. Excel in dynamic situations while remaining pragmatic and focused on the day to day, business essential tasks.

STRENGTHS

Technical Writing

Documentation Management

Complex Equipment Aptitude

Continuous Improvement Methodologies

Problem Solver

Technical Communications

Graphic Design

Project Management / Engineering

Time Management

Natural Leader

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lean Manufacturing Methodologies/ GE Six Sigma

CAD/CAM International

STC – Society of Technical Communicators (expired)

ES&H (Environmental, Safety and Health)

Business Management Courses

Trained First Responder

BST Behavioral Science Technology

TWIC Card Holder (active)

EXPERIENCE

Technical Director: 06/06 – present Hunter McKenzie L.P. – Documentation Development & Training Cypress, TX

Solve complex, client documentation issues by instituting a streamlined information mapping process.

Manage client documentation projects through to completion and typically, under budget.

Travel to the field to interface with clients, covering a multitude of tasks: FAT/PAT/SIT witness/documenting and photography/videography.

Technical Publications Manager: 11/08 – 06/10 Oceaneering International – BOP Controls Group – Houston, TX

Managed a department of technical writers and production employees.

Developed and maintained BOP Controls Group document management policies and processes.

Developed and authored equipment supporting, technical literature (IOM Manuals, Repair Procedures and Databooks).

Developed and authored various quality documents in support of ISO certification efforts.

Developed and authored technical publications standards, styles, and processes.

Developed and authored instructional material (curriculum development).

Developed and authored various marketing collateral, including photography/video and editing. Sr. Technical Writer: 06 / 2006 – 06/2008 Weatherford International TRS Division Houston, TX

Developed and maintained global document control standards.

Developed and authored equipment supporting, technical literature (IOM manuals, Repair Procedures and Databooks).

Developed and authored instructional material (curriculum development).

Developed and authored various marketing collateral, including photography/video and editing. Contract Work: 07 / 2004 – 06 / 2006 Various Contract Positions

Sr. Technical Writer – DrilQuip – Product information and operations manuals.

Project Manager / Sr. Technical Writer RCP Regulatory Compliance Partners – IMP and O&M manuals.

Project Manager Burckhardt Compression / ITS Engineered Systems.

Technical Writer National Oilwell Varco Operations manuals.

Technical Writer CECO/ACCT Division Operator Qualification Training Curriculum Development. 2 of 2

Project Manager: 1985 – 2004 (laid off – Dept. cut) – Cooper/Cameron (now Cooper Machinery Services) Houston, TX

Mechanic Trained on the tear down, cleaning, inspection, repair, and remanufacture of various reciprocating engines, compressors and integral packages.

Sr. Mechanic Supervised all aspects of reciprocating engine, compressor and components manufacture and remanufacture assignments from inception to completion.

Project Engineering Advised and resolved many field and onsite issues in a timely fashion. Provided project BOMs and revised existing BOMs. Managed document material changes and maintained engineering change notices (ECNs). Selected and coordinated offsite contract services. Improved mechanical assembly processes and maintained a high degree of visibility in quality management and risk analysis. Heavily involved with the engineering dept. in drawing interpretation, data analysis, research, document control, design, and re design applications.

Project Manager Maximized team productivity by setting clear expectations and goals while proactively communicating project status, issues and risks to internal stakeholders and top management. Nurtured vendor relationships while aggressively negotiating better pricing, higher quality, and expedited deliveries. Managed resource allocation across multiple, simultaneous projects and established in house tracking to aid in future forecasting. Mentored and motivated junior level PMs and leads.

Project Specialist Coordinated the day to day functions of the Investment Recovery Department. Managed field and in house service crews, as well as third party, off site crews. Setup and controlled all consignment and “JIT” inventories. Developed the inventory system and maintained all incoming and outgoing inventory documentation. Spearheaded strategic sourcing initiatives (legacy parts, heavy equipment, castings) and supervised inventory audits. Lead reconciliation efforts and performed market activity research to analyze trends.

Technical Writing / Document Management – Developed and authored various internal and external documentation packages (engineering standards, maintenance procedures, training manuals, operations manuals, data sheets, BOMs, QA/QC non conformance reports, and various pieces of marketing collateral). TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Held several positions; each with progressively more responsibility and visibility. Considered the proverbial “go to” guy to get

“things” done. Possess a high mechanical aptitude with an emphasis on heavy manufacturing and complex engineering and equipment. Solid grasp of typical project management methodologies and lean manufacturing techniques. Firm understanding of QA/QC principles: Including NDT, NCRs, risk assessment, root cause analysis, FAT/ PAT (Factory / Performance Acceptance Testing) and SIT (System Integration Testing). Extensive experience developing project supporting documentation, as well as managing the flow and maintaining the integrity of crucial information/data. Have attended several training courses (safety, HAZCOM, drilling, nuclear, management, etc.). Familiar with and/or have the knowledge to research information on many standard industry codes and regulations: OSHA, ASME, API, ANSI, CFR, EPA, ISO, to name a few. Traveled extensively; both domestically and internationally.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS

API (Spec Q1, Q2, 6A, 16D, 521, RP 75, more)

ASME (VIII, Div 1&2, B16, B31, more)

BOEMRE SEMS

AWS (B4.0, B2.1)

CFR (Title 14, 20, 29,30, 49, more)

ISO (9000 Series, TS 29001)

BSEE

DNV (OS & OSS Series)

COMPUTER PROFICIENCIES

Windows Advanced to Expert

MS Office Advanced to Expert

Adobe Creative Suite Advanced to Expert

Desktop Publishing Advanced to Expert

Graphic Design Advanced to Expert

AutoCAD (2D) Intermediate

Photo/Video/Audio Advanced to Expert

DVD Authoring Advanced to Expert

Mobile Technologies Intermediate to Advanced

IoT & IIoT Intermediate to Advanced



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