RE: Tech writer = office manager?

Subject: RE: Tech writer = office manager?
From: "Gilger.John" <JGilger -at- acresgaming -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 11:29:38 -0800

As Alan Bucher Points out below, it seems that Tech Writers still haven't overcome the "just a glorified secretary" stereotype. <Sigh>


| Just a bit of humor here (I hope). I found this posting on a job site
| for a "Technical Writer". Boy, the requirements for a technical
| writer now sure are different from the ones that I'm used to! Would
| adding office supply procurement to our skills make us more
| marketable?
| ------snip------
| Technical Writer (temp)
| PURPOSE OF POSITION :Contract position until June 2003, must be
| accurate and thorough at xxxxxx.
| * Provide word processing, database data entry, and other clerical
| support as needed including faxing, copying, shipping and filing.
| * Maintain a safe, clean, and GMP compliant training center and work
| area.
| * Procure all company office supplies in a timely and cost-effective
| manner.
| * Assist Quality Engineering with clerical support such as copying
| approved documents, maintaining reference books, filing, routing of
| ECO's approval, and word processing.
| * Complete projects and tasks in an aggressive manner consistent with
| corporate objectives. Keep Director and managers informed of changes
| in work schedule and/or workload.
| * Regularly recommend and implement improvements in the department.
| * Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures, and
| Good Manufacturing Practices. Ensure compliance with Quality System
| Regulations, ISO 9001, EN 46001, and MDD requirements.
| * Perform other duties as assigned.
| * High School diploma or equivalent
| * Minimum 2 years related experience
| * Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro
| * Self-management and responsibility
| * Ability to anticipate activities without direction

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