R&D Technical Specification Writer

02 Apr 2024

Job Description:IntroductionAt GAF, we cover more than buildings. We cover each other. No matter what role, tenure, or track, under this roof you are empowered to be there for your teammates, your customers, and especially your community. Under this roof, we don’t back down from hard work– we support one another in pursuit of something bigger. We define the future while leading the present. And under this roof, we own our opportunities. Becoming the market leader only happens when everyone feels they have the opportunity, and the support, to thrive. We are GAF. And under this roof, we protect what matters most.SummaryWe are seeking a meticulous and detail-oriented Technical Documents and Specification Writer to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for creating clear, concise, and comprehensive technical documents and specifications for our products and services. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background, excellent writing skills, and the ability to communicate complex concepts effectively.This position will also provide direct support for day-to-day administrative duties in addition to more project related deliverables such as research, support and follow up on departmental operations and projects.Essential DutiesCollaborate with scientists, engineers, product managers and external manufacturers to assemble key material , manufacturing and quality information and understand technical requirements.

Write and maintain technical documentation including new:

Product specifications (focus on externally manufactured products)

R&D test qualification protocols

Lab equipment training and operating manuals/SOP’s ,

Review and edit existing technical documentation to ensure accuracy, clarity, and consistency.

Consolidate multiple formats of existing product specifications into a single format for use across technical & business functions . Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure technical documentation meets the needs of stakeholders.

Support daily operations within R&D:

Purchase Order generation

Adding new vendors to the PO system

Invoice tracking and payments

Coordinating lab service repairs and change requests

Monitor capital expense approval requests and track against budget

Manage monthly R&D presentation and quarterly R & D report collection and electronic archiving.

Prepare correspondence, reports, presentations and other material as needed for internal and external meetings.

Work with scientists to setup recurring IP / competitive intelligence searches

Provides general administrative duties, project support, special events and activities as requested.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Under this roof, we require

BA or BS ,Technical or Writing, or related field.


Experience producing technical documentation, preferably in a technology-driven environment.

Excellent writing and editing skills with a keen eye for detail.

Strong understanding of technical concepts and the ability to translate them into easily understandable documentation.

Proficiency with electronic documentation tools such as Google Docs & Sheets Microsoft Word & Excel , Adobe Acrobat, etc.

Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

How We Protect What Matters Most

We offer a wide range of health insurance options that include medical, dental, and vision for you and your family.

Our Family-Building benefits support the many different journeys to fertility and parenthood.

Our robust 401K plan includes an employer match contribution with your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.

Other exciting programs and perks are available to help employees achieve work-life balance, including (but not limited to) a wellness program, free financial coaching, a referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.

Professional growth and development are very important to us! We offer internal training programs and courses, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.

We put diversity and inclusion into action with our Employee Resource Groups, which unite employees based on common perspectives, identities, demographic factors, or out of a desire to be an ally.

GAF complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR Services at 833-HR-XPERT.Consideration will be given based on geography, candidate experience, and qualifications.Annual Salary Range: 71,727-91,651We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).Privacy Policy (https://www.gaf.com/en-us/about-us/privacy-and-legal/privacy-policy) CA Privacy Applicant Notice (https://www.gaf.com/en-us/about-us/privacy-and-legal/applicant-privacy-notice)With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ​

  • ID: #51387075
  • State: Washington Seattle-tacoma 98101 Seattle-tacoma USA
  • City: Seattle-tacoma
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-04-02
  • Deadline: 2024-06-02
  • Category: Et cetera