Technical Writer I in San Diego, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client, a leader in the biotech field, is seeking a technical writer. 


  • Planning, writing, and editing work instructions (WIs).
  • Collecting data by interviewing specialists, engineers, technicians, researching written material, using software and hardware, and observing users.
  • Taking photographs of equipment and procedures to illustrate documentation.
  • Submitting finished documentation through a change 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.


  • A Technical Writer will write and edit work instructions for a fast-paced biotech company in an FDA/ISO-regulated environment.
  • The candidate must have a strong understanding of the principles and practices of technical writing, be able to advise the department on effective approaches to documentation challenges, and produce quality work with little direction.
  • The candidate must be able to successfully manage multiple projects under tight deadlines while coordinating input from numerous sources.  Organization, attention to detail, and the ability 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (technical writing/editing classes and/or certifications). Scientific knowledge a plus.  
  • One to two years experience as a technical writer, preferably in software, hardware, biotech, manufacturing, automotive, or aerospace.  
  • Experience with documenting work instructions for complex hardware is a plus.

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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.


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