Senior Technical Writer - ID 138 - Regina, SK
WestCorp Solutions Ltd.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
1d ago

Status : OpenCurrently seeking for a Senior Technical Writer to develop, build and maintain a Miner overhaul manual for our valued client.

Including : job work procedures; safe work practices; policies; operating procedures; operating control philosophies; and maintenance procedures while complying with the clients highest of standards in operations and safety.

The ideal candidate is someone who has a training background dealing with automation or PLC controls and have a degree in engineering (mining, mechanical) or relative trades certification combined with a minimum of 5 years as a Technical Writer.

Experience in potash, mining equipment and oil and gas industries are considered a strong asset. Candidates should be proficient in Oracle and Microsoft Applications.

This is a NEW position which will be focused on developing documentation and training material to support the development of our clients automation program.

Roles and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following) :

Development of the procedures will require use of the following documentation / software : P&ID’s

Operating Control Philosophies, Control Narratives & C&E Diagrams

3-D Model (via Navisworks Freedom software)

Follow Operating Procedure Program to ensure proper and consistent procedure development.

Develop Operating Procedures defined by the project management team and client requirements.

Identify and suggest any missing procedures based on personal experience.

Work closely with Utility Operations, Maintenance, Process, Reliability, project / construction personnel and other stakeholders to ensure Operating Procedures are robust and accurate.

This includes but is not limited to the following steps :

Collaboration with Operations through procedure development (Peer Review)

Technical Review with Process, Maintenance & Reliability and incorporation of relevant comments into procedure

Review with Technical Writers and incorporation of relevant comments into procedure

As requested, assist with the development and / or review of other documents such as HEI (Hazardous Energy Isolation) Sheets, Operations Checksheets, etc.

Comment on project controlled documents as they are reviewed as a normal part of procedure development. Examples of these would be P&IDs, OCP’s (Operating Control Philosophies), control narratives, cause and effects, data sheets, process descriptions and General Arrangement drawings.


Strong communication and writing skills with an eye for details

Strong computer skills - specifically Microsoft Office applications

Ability to manage conflicting priorities and execute with limited supervision

Familiar with and competent in the use of at least one industry-standard Enterprise Resource Planning tool - e.g. SAP, Oracle, JDE, etc.

Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings such as process flow drawings (PFDs), process and instrument diagrams (P&IDs), general arrangement drawings (GAs), piping isometrics, electrical and mechanical drawings, single line drawings, etc is highly desirable

Ability to work independently and within a diverse team in a safety focused environment

Strong commitment to environment, health and safety with proven safety training and exceptional safety record

Must be a self-starter with demonstrated problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills


Engineering Degree or Trade Certification in a Mechanical, Electrical or Instrumentation Discipline

Minimum of five years’ experience (post apprenticeship) in a heavy industrial environment, oil sands / petrochemical, potash industry experience is desirable

Prior Procedure Writing experience in oil sands, potash, mining utilities, petro-chemical, pulp & paper or other similar heavy industry is required

Experience working on large oil and gas or potash projects preferred.

Contract : 6 months to start with possibility of extension

Travel and LOA incentives provided.

Hourly rate to be determined on successful candidate’s years of relevant experience, education and overall fit to the position.

Reference Job ID #138

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted at this time.

WestCorp Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to help build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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