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Technical Writer

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  22941  


Terumo BCT is looking for an experienced Technical Writer to join our Global Operational Services team in Lakewood, Colorado. The Technical Writer will be responsible for developing technical service manuals and documents to be used by our internal service technicians to support Terumo BCT products.



  • Manage all phases of content development projects, including needs assessment, affected deliverables, and timelines, content management & development, review schedules, and release activities.
  • Uses knowledge/document/records management skills to capture and distribute service manual content along with other field service related documentation. Some exposure to web development or information architecture is a plus.
  • Manages content including writing new content, making changes/edits to existing content, gathering the correct pieces from the CMS system, and applying metadata to content.
  • Works with internal customers to produce technical content that addresses technical problems of moderate complexity within areas of responsibility.
  • Partners with subject matter experts to develop technical content in order to achieve specific and immediate business objectives; metrics will be used to determine effectiveness of content.
  • Checks-in/Checks-out topics from the CMS system and routes the topics through the workflow to the correct people.
  • Enter content into the different information types (tasks, concepts, references) and apply appropriate metadata in the CMS.
  • Takes the initiative to report on project status and anticipates and alerts manager and internal customers of potential project difficulties.
  • Assists in the maintenance of art, photo, and electronic and printed document files to meet departmental and regulatory requirements. Forecasts and meets project deadlines and budgets. Takes the initiative to report on project status; anticipates and alerts manager and internal customers of potential project difficulties.


Required Experience

  • Technical Writing experience with at least 3-5 years of related experience


Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work very closely with SMEs and Technical Communications team for extended periods during the development and publishing process.
  • Ability to apply concepts of project management to writing projects.
  • Possess knowledge of content management system, XML programming, and desktop publishing systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply workflow processes and search.
  • Understands DITA models.
  • Understands the Information model and be willing to learn Terumo BCT’s information model (Information types, content units, document structures, metadata to add to each of the topics, folder structure, and naming conventions)


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We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo BCT is committed to providing a safe and secure working environment.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification checks.  To this end, all employment offers for positions in the U.S. are conditional upon successful completion of Terumo BCT's pre-employment screening process.  As of January 1, 2017 the Terumo BCT Lakewood, Colorado location will be a tobacco-free workplace. For more information about Terumo BCT, visit our website

Join Terumo BCT as we unlock the potential of blood. We are a global leader in blood component and cellular technologies, and the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction coupled with leading technologies in therapeutic apheresis and cell processing. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.


As the largest medical device manufacturing company headquartered in Colorado, we are home to more than 2,300 associates and our products are in use in more than 125 countries and territories. Our Global footprint includes more than 5,500 associates and partners with regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.


Our company has almost $1B in annual revenues and has been voted and recognized as:

  • Largest corporate sponsor in Rocky Mountain Region for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  • Winner of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award for providing exceptional employee learning and talent development (2011 & 2012)
  • One of Colorado’s Healthiest Employers by Denver Business Journal (2014 & 2015)
  • Recipient of the Way to Go Employer award through the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) 2015


Our award-winning culture embraces:

  • Leading technology through innovation and R&D
  • Wellness programs
  • Commitment to quality
  • An environment that values, respects and rewards your individual contributions
  • A philosophy of intentional growth and responsiveness to world health issues


Click Here to see what our associates have to say about our culture.


Each associate has a positive impact on our future by:

  • Connecting to the lives of the patients we ultimately serve
  • Growing through professional and leadership development activities
  • Sharing company success through incentive plans


If you are the best at what you do and want to do work that is changing the delivery of healthcare globally, we invite you to work with us now to see how we can unlock your potential.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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