Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Technical Writer I, San Diego, California

Technical Writer I, San Diego, California

Experience - 1-3 Years

A Technical Writer will write and edit work instructions fora fast-paced biotech company in an FDA/ISO-regulated environment.

Roles & Responsibilities

Job duties includebut not limited to:
  • Planning, writing, and editing work instructions(WIs).
  • Collecting data by interviewing specialists,engineers, technicians, researching written material, using software andhardware, and observing users.
  • Taking photographs of equipment and proceduresto illustrate documentation.
  • Submitting finished documentation through achange order to Document Control in an FDA/ISO-regulated environment.
  • Collaborating with multiple departments,including quality and document control, to establish robust procedures for change control of the WIs.
  • Quickly learning and applying new tools,processes, information, with skills in using:
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word,Excel, Visio, etc.).
    • Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, etc.
    • Camera operation and image enhancement.
  • Successfully managing complex, multiple projects from concept to release under tight deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (technical writing/editingclasses and/or certifications). Scientific knowledge a plus. 
  • One to two years’ experience as a technicalwriter, preferably in software, hardware, biotech, manufacturing, automotive, oraerospace. 
  • Experience with documenting work instructions for complex hardware is a plus.
  • The candidate must have a strong understanding of theprinciples and practices of technical writing, be able to advise the departmenton effective approaches to documentation challenges, and produce quality workwith little direction.
  • The candidate must be able to successfully manage multipleprojects under tight deadlines while coordinating input from numerous sources. Organization, attention to detail, and theability to collaborate with other departments are all important.
  • The candidate is expected to be skilled with Microsoft Suite(Word, Excel, Visio, etc.), SnagIt (or similar), Adobe Photoshop, and the use of cameras. Proficiency in English, strict attention to writing standards and grammar are essential.

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