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Technical Writer



Marketing & Communications, IT
Albany, NY, USA · Rensselaer, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023
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Technical Writer

Albany, New York | Rensselaer, New York

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

Employee Quote

There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.


*Rewards may differ based on the location.

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Location(s) Albany, New York, Rensselaer, New York Status Regular Job ID REQ-050227

Job Responsibilities

• Plan, develop, organize, write, and edit operational procedures and manuals

• May produce content for embedded user assistance technology.

• Conducts interviews with various users and technical staff to gather data for documentation.

• Researches and translates technical information into manuals and/or web-based documents for nontechnical and technical users.

•May document engineering processes and specifications.

•Recommends formats responsive to technical and customer requirements.

•Produces products that conform to the company documentation and quality assurance standards.

•Research, develop, and document technical specifications, test scripts, and protocols

• Produce electronic documentation in addition to hard-copy manuals

• Manage technical documents in an electronic document management system

• Maintain a comprehensive library of technical terminology and documentation

• Analyze documents to maintain continuity of style of content

• Manage updates and revisions to technical documents

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience

• 2+ years of technical writing experience in a scientific environment

Preferred Qualifications:

• Good documentation practices (GDP)

• FDA-regulated environments

• Laboratory systems

• Capable in MS Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint

• Documentum and SAP experience a plus

• Nonconformance and deviation management

• Building consensus among subject matter experts

• Process mapping

• Harmonizing documentation across groups

• Document control including document management systems

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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