Gwendolyn Ganaway

Freelance Brochure Designer & Technical Writer

Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 Skills
2846 Oat Harvest Court • Houston, Texas 77038 • 832.525.6848 •

I am a dedicated, personable and creative professional with nearly ten years’ experience in the oil and gas industry who is currently seeking a position that would utilize my technical knowledge and project management skills to contribute to the right team. Skilled in mastering new systems operations quickly, I look forward to the opportunity to learn new software applications and group methodologies.
GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATION, Houston, Texas USA August 2015 - Present
Executive Assistant (Radiant Systems, Inc. Contract Employee)
Managing meeting schedule and calendar appointments for the plant manager and four executives, writing and publishing sensitive documents, responsible for site-wide communications, procurement of shop equipment and supplies, payroll and event planning.

WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL, LTD., Houston, Texas USA April 2005 – July 2015
Global Technical Documentation Coordinator
Responsible for the development, design, and maintenance of all technical documentation and supporting visuals required for the Logging While Drilling (LWD), Measurement While Drilling (MWD), Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS) and Directional Drilling Service Lines (DD) pertaining to Repair and Maintenance (R&M) and Operations. Additional responsibilities included: utilizing PTC Windchill and TerraView for various tasks from locating documents to publishing materials. Developing releases and upgrades of field software (i.e. Spectrum, CORE) and web documentation used Globally by all supported service lines; maintaining the document database with respect to validity, security and real-time uploads; providing technical support to R&M and operations controlling user level distribution globally. Integrating and rationalizing within each Service Line to ensure documents are fit for purpose, meet product line and specific service line requirements and exist on a common platform/system and training district Coordinators, Field Engineers, R&M Techs and support staff how to access all technical documentation required for their job type. The Technical writing aspect of this position involved working with Subject Matter Experts (SME's) and Research and Development (R&D) Engineers to develop procedural documents; writing, editing, graphic design/visuals and publishing classified documents. Lastly, as the SharePoint primary site owner of the Global Operations domain my responsibilities included: creating sites and sub-sites, using appropriate metadata and developing site content to best suit end-users needs, management’s requirements, site functionality and visual appeal; creating groups, maintaining and granting permissions as well as conducting periodic audits of sites and document libraries.

Global Training Coordinator
Creating and maintaining activities, enrollment and grade reporting through Employee Learning Management System (ELM/ Oracle platform); assisting in curriculum development for the Global Training Department; arranging courses in international districts, including recruitment of third-party instructors; review and edit exams and prepare course learning materials; assigning and verifying competency standards are met.

Buyer II
Procurement of capital investment expenditures, consumables, supplies and manufacturing materials from both internal and external vendors. Extending access to materials to departments, creating material data and asset numbers and troubleshooting discrepancies, analyzing inventory for Master Planner, tracking asset movements, processing Goods Receipts/Invoice Receipts (GRIR) and notifying end-users of outstanding items. Creating Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders and Work Orders in SAP. Negotiating and entering into contracts with vendors, creating new vendor data and extending access to other departments in SAP and JD Edwards systems. Coordinating logistics for materials purchased for international districts and creating commercial invoices.

Administrative Assistant III- Global Repair and Maintenance
Creating Work Orders, Purchase Orders and other process tasks in SAP and JD Edwards Systems; SharePoint Site Administrator and Owner, reconciling monthly P&L; attending budget meetings; completing monthly Work Order billing and intercompany invoicing; front office management; payroll; drug and alcohol testing; negotiating and entering into contracts with vendors; buying shop supplies and equipment; tracking assets and updating service records; obtaining passports and Visas; making international and domestic travel arrangements;
booking flights, hotels and ground transportation; obtaining staff housing for long-term visitors; signing lease agreements and fully furnishing apartment units; assisting Ex-Pat employees in becoming acclimated to life in the United States; special event planning and team-building event coordinator.

Engineering, Well Planning and Sales Administrative Assistant
Completing Minerals Management and Rail Road Commission certifications for drilled wells; review real-time rig data, preparing a daily well status report for global distribution and author professional correspondence for distribution to internal and external customers.

CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, Houston, Texas USA November 2001 – April 2005
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Director
Arranging travel; scheduling appointments; drafting correspondence; personal and confidential matters as needed; maintaining absolute confidentiality in all matters. Additional clerical duties consisted of: creating Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQ’s); attending Bid Opening sessions and preparing contractor’s documents for the City’s soft infrastructure project awards.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN, Houston, Texas USA December 18, 2011
Bachelor of Science
Interdisciplinary Studies Major
Psychology Minor

Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, OneNote and Visio; SharePoint, SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), PTC Windchill, TerraView, CORE, WISE,WELLZ, PTC Creo View MCAD, Foxtrot, SQL, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photo Shop and Corporate Proprietary Systems.

Junior League of Houston Houston Food Bank
Texas Children’s Cancer Center Houston Museum of Natural Science
MD Anderson Cancer Center Beach Clean-Up / City of Galveston, TX
Houston SPCA Bo’s Place (for children with PTSD)
BP MS150 Dress for Success Houston Big Brothers / Big Sisters
NICU Story Teller – DeKalb County Medical Center Class Mom – Aldine Independent School District

Notary Public
DISA Reasonable Suspicion with Follow-up Drug Testing
Crown Lift Trucks – Forklift Driver

References Presented Upon Request