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Technical Writer

Pittsburgh, PA

Order: 47205




Creating value by bringing together the right people to achieve results is our motto. Our clients and employees say they choose to work with us because of how we work with them - with service that exceeds their expectations and a personal commitment to their success.

With a global biotechnology company, with extensive range of products and services for Research, Applied & Medical Sciences, from instruments to everyday lab essentials, and a portfolio of > 9 million genetic research assays and custom solutions seeks an accomplished Technical Writer.


*** Candidate must be authorized to work in USA without requiring sponsorship ***


Client is seeking a detail-oriented Associate Technical Writer to assist with updating and rebranding existing product manuals under the supervision of the Technical Communications team.

Candidates must have exceptional attention to detail and work with a very high degree of accuracy.

  • Prepare source files for XML/DITA conversion following written procedures.

  • Send files for conversion and track files sent and received.

  • Set up product manuals in the content management tool using converted content and templates, following written procedures. Subsequently work in XMetaL and content management system on converted documents.

  • Perform post-conversion quality checks following written procedures.

  • Work with departmental illustrator to ensure that converted graphics are at departmental standards.

  • Manage and track team and legal reviews and incorporate edits.

  • Manage and track team approvals and prepare files for document control.

  • Track document release in document control system.

  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Deliver under tight deadlines.

  • Follow all processes, style guides, templates, and brand guidelines.

  • May involve working in FrameMaker, Word, and Inkscape.

Position Requirements:

  • Keen attention to detail and high regard for quality.

  • Strong project management skills and proficiency with Excel.

  • Proficiency with XMetaL or SDL Knowledge Center 2016 desirable.

  • Ability to quickly gain proficiency with XMetal and SDL Knowledge Center, and, if necessary FrameMaker and Word.

  • Ability to create PDFs using Adobe Acrobat.

  • Ability to quickly learn other new processes and software tools as needed.

  • Work with minimal supervision and manage time effectively.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline preferred.

  • Experience in life sciences and/or biotechnology preferred.


I'd love to talk to you if you think this position is right up your alley.


If you're looking for rewarding employment and a company that puts its employees first, we'd like to work with you. We're driven, people driven.


Bhupesh Khurana

Technical Recruiter

Tel: 925-297-6110

Email: bkhurana@ameritconsulting.com


NOTE: Candidates that are offered a position are required to pass pre-employment drug and background screening. Qualified candidates with criminal histories, are considered in a manner that is consistent with local, state and federal laws.