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Technical Writer III

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
200 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
Job Description

What will you do?

  • Create manufacturing documentation for a variety of products and processes, including work Instructions, SOPs, flow charts and other work aids.
  • Meet and collaborate with scientists, engineers, quality, product management, and manufacturing to define and establish operational procedures and manuals for operational activities and tasks.
  • Write clearly and concisely to meet the needs of the target audience.
  • Prepare process flows, specifications, mockups.
  • Actively participate as a member of cross-functional new product development teams to ensure compliance with design controls per ISO 13485 and other regulatory requirements.
  • Work with minimal supervision and manage time effectively
  • Identify and communicate risks to project deadlines in advance


How will you get here?

  • Bachelor's Degree in a science related field and 5+ years of technical writing experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, research, or academic environment.


  • Experience with ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and/or GMP environments.
  • Strong understanding of Design Control and Change Control
  • Experience in writing scientific paper is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with PLM software (Agile, SAP, E1)
  • Proficiency in MS Office


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong attention to detail and high regards for quality
  • Able to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple end users
  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking in a self-driven, performance/results oriented, fast paced matrixed environment
  • Must be highly collaborative: enjoys working in a diverse team and contributes to a positive work environment.
About Our Organization

As part of the Operations team within the Genetic Sciences Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the successful candidate will help support the new Genetic Testing Solution (GTS) Technical Transfer team. The individual will be responsible for coordinating, creating and writing technical and controlled documents including work instructions, standard operating procedures, process flows, forms, material specifications, or other forms of instructions.

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