Technical Writer

Posted 13 Apr 2022

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 245590



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

As a Technical Writer, you will provide the Hometown plant with a resource to author and maintain operating procedures and specific work instructions for all processes. You’ll work with Engineering and Operations to develop procedures to comply with the requirements of OSHA’s Process Safety Management regulation for covered processes and to use the same philosophy for non-PSM covered processes as well. You will also perform the annual certification of procedures as mandated by the OSHA PSM standard. At times, because of expertise in plant operations, you may assist project teams in the development of procedures for new operating units at the Hometown Plant. Responsibilities include:


  • Work with Operators and Engineers to develop procedures which serve as the written documentation for the safe and efficient operation of a process unit. These procedures will ensure consistency among plant operators and serve as both new employee and refresher training tools.
  • Perform the annual certification, implement changes to current procedures via MOC (Management of Change) and create new procedures as needed
  • Help to maintain OSHA PSM compliance
  • Develop training and testing models related to plant operations


Who You Are:


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 3+ years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment


  • Associate degree in Engineering or Science discipline


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to read P&ID diagrams and interlock tables  
  • Experience in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Basic understanding of process controls
  • Understanding and interpreting plant safety practices
  • Experience with document management systems
  • Ability to create, edit and format documents efficiently in Word in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Experience and knowledge of the ISO requirements for document control and management of change



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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