Senior Technical Writer
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Posted on: August 10, 2019
Job DescriptionWhen you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you ll
be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for
exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the
largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people
the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions
to the world.
In a complex world of producing biologics-based therapeutics and
vaccines, help us be a part of this story with our BioProduction
team. With applications that span the drug development process from
drug discovery through large-scale commercial production help us
develop a broad range of products including single-use technologies
as well as analytical instruments, cell culture labware and media,
centrifugation, purification, and analytics for detection of
process/product impurities and contaminants.
The Technical Writer role is part of the BioProduction Division
which unites deep scientific expertise, a collaborative culture and
rich resources to deliver the lab equipment and consumables that
our customers need to achieve their scientific goals quickly,
reliably and safely. Our smart lab solutions make it faster and
easier for our customers to focus on what matters most delivering
answers and innovations that save and improve lives. The position
will reside in Logan, UT.
How will you make an impact?
This position is responsible for writing and maintaining technical
documents (i.e. user manuals, on-line content, technical
publications, service documentation, packaging, etc.) for new
products and revisions to existing products. Gather information
through interviews and research to produce content. Seek feedback
on pre-release documentation as needed to ensure high quality,
usability, and accuracy in released documentation. As needed,
initiate the work for necessary graphics and ensure completion.
Involvement in project planning in terms of determining tasks and
estimates for creating and maintaining project schedules and user
documentation requirements. Ensure the release of related customer
and training documentation. Produce documentation in accordance
with Thermo Fisher Scientific branding and design requirements.
Maintain a proactive posture towards software re-usability and
quality. Be involved in departmental and personal quality and
What will you do?
- Create user documentation for new products in accordance with
product requirements, site product development process and
- Prepare estimates and timelines for project tasks relating to
- Gather appropriate content for user documentation through
interviews and interaction with other project team members and
- Produce draft documents or proofs, as needed.
- Specify illustrations and graphics as needed to better
emphasize information or understand a concept. Responsible for
ensuring the graphics are completed within the project
- Update existing documentation when needed for corrections,
changes in company information, regulatory requirements,
- Create internal and external training materials as
- Work with Purchasing as needed to support revenue and new
- Utilize the site processes for releasing user
- Review software messages for clarity, consistency, and
- Manage documents that require translation, working with vendors
to obtain quotes, provide information, files or documents to be
translated, ensure the review process is completed according to
schedule and enable the release of translated materials.
- Complete user materials in compliance with Thermo Fisher
Scientific branding and design guidelines.
- Perform other duties as required within authorized
- Authority to determine grammatical and non-technical details in
the writing and editing of manuals in accordance with the Thermo
Fisher Scientific documentation guidelines.
- Propose product, procedure, and process improvements to
- Propose new technologies, media, or tools for providing user
information with Thermo Fisher Scientific products.
- Propose product supplier sources for equipment or
- Propose value engineering and productivity measures relating to
any aspect of user documentation.
How will you get here?
- Bachelor s or Master s degree in a technical writing or related
fieldExperienceMinimum of five years experience in technical
writing, a related field or the equivalent in related course work.
Ability to produce technical illustrations may also be a
requirementExcellent written and verbal communication
skillsProficient with word processing tools such as MS Word or
Adobe FrameMakerWorking knowledge of Adobe AcrobatWorking knowledge
of Adobe InDesignWorking knowledge of on-line Help authoring
toolsAbility to breakdown a large task/concept into smaller
tasks/ideasAbility to work cooperatively in a project team
environmentGood computer skillsProficient with MS office
programsWorking knowledge of graphical design tools such as
Photoshop or Illustrator desiredWorking knowledge of digital
photography editing software desiredKnowledge of printing process,
methods desiredAptitude for or knowledge of scientific concepts,
subjects, or instrumentation desiredKnowledge of safety
documentation requirements desiredProficient with Adobe Acrobat
desiredUnderstanding of cell biology, electro-mechanical equipment,
and other aspects of operations within the pharmaceutical industry
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary
minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our
singular mission enabling our customers to make the world
healthier, cleaner and safer. If you are an individual with a
disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any
part of our application process, for further assistance. Thermo
Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran
status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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