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A Documentation Coordinator is needed to support the preparation, development, writing, and editing of a range of technical documents for the installation, testing, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of an accelerator facility, equipment, and beamlines. Working with NSLS-II Scientists and engineers and under minimum supervision prepares technical and non-technical reports, technical specifications, technical work documents, procedures, policies and other documents used in support of NSLS-II operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborating with managers, scientists, engineers, technicians, and operators, to identify and define processes and procedures. Observing operational activities and extracting/capturing information.
Working closely with subject matter experts, managers and other NSLS-II staff to assist in developing documentation content.
Editing and formatting documents into standard templates.
Facilitating the regular review and revision of existing documentation.
Ensuring that documents are clear, concise, and accurate; and that submission for review and approval, and resolution of comments are timely.
Ensuring that documents are posted in the NSLS-II Share Point site for revision tracking and document control.
Helping to maintain excel spreadsheets tracking documentation statuses and history.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in English, Engineering, a technical field or other relevant field, or equivalent experience, generally on the basis of 2:1 (experience: college) years, showing progressively more complex responsibilities in a substantive and relevant administrative role. Additional education in fields specifically related to the position requirements may offset qualifying experience.
Effective written and oral communication skills and the ability to provide high quality documents.
Writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and the ability to read, interpret, and extract information from technical materials, including drawings, diagrams, schematics, and procedures for complex systems.
Ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively in easily understandable written and graphical form.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of scientific, engineering, and technical staff.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience as a Technical Writer in a technical, engineering, operations, or similar industrial environment.
Advanced degree in engineering, English, communication, or a related discipline.
Experience in an operating accelerator or reactor environment.
Experience with Microsoft SharePoint or similar document management system.
Knowledge of human performance factors and error trap precursors associated with procedures.
Other information: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide work or writing samples.
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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.