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Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Technical Writer

Agilent Technologies, Inc. - Frederick, CO

Date Posted: 30/Apr/18

Requisition: *******

Job Title: Technical Writer

Description: Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at ***************.

The worlds most revolutionary biopharma companies are partnering with Agilent Technologies to advance the next frontier of medicine. Agilent continues to invest in capacity and expansion of its Colorado operations. Join our team of professionals dedicated to the development and commercialization of nucleic acid therapeutics for life changing, lifesaving medicines.

Agilent Technologies Life Sciences Chemical Analysis business is looking to add a Technical Writer to their high-performance manufacturing operations team working at the new state-of-the-art, contract API manufacturing facility that specializes in Nucleic Acid Chemistries located in Frederick, Colorado.

The Technical Writer - Manufacturing Operations Investigator provides technical writing and compliance expertise within the Manufacturing Operations department. The role is responsible for the following activities:

- Author and revise technical documentation including facility and equipment SOPs.

- Lead investigation activities by gathering information from internal and external sources to determine root cause, evaluate product and equipment impact, evaluate risk to previous or future batches and develop effective CAPAs.

- Author comprehensive investigation reports

- Author and manage change controls and CAPAs.

- Participate in customer and regulatory meetings and audits/inspections

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Deviation Investigation and CAPA:

Thoroughly investigate deviation events utilizing root cause analysis techniques. Utilizes technical writing strategies to ensure content is clear, concise, and complete. Lead team to evaluate pertinent aspects involved in determining deviation scope, root cause and impact. Identify necessary CAPAs to address root cause and contributing causes discovered during investigation.

Change Control Management and Document Revisions:

Write and manage change controls as necessary to implement changes to documentation and SOPs to facilitate improvements driven by the deviation, CAPA and compliance inspection systems.

Customer and Regulatory Support:

Responsible for maintaining compliance and inspection readiness within the Operations department in the following ways:

- Complete deviations, CAPAs, change controls, document revisions and training activities to meet quality system requirements and timelines.

- Represent deviations, CAPA, and change controls during customer meetings and customer/regulatory inspections.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

- Bachelors degree or equivalent in a science related field and/ or equivalent combination of education and experience.

- 4 years of related professional experience preferred.

- Prior experience and/or training working in a GMP manufacturing environment is required.

- Knowledge of GMP guidelines as well as international regulations pertaining to the production of APIs and drug products.

- Knowledge and understanding of the oligonucleotide manufacturing or related pharmaceutical manufacturing processes preferred.

- Knowledge and experience authoring new facility and equipment SOPs using design documents and equipment manuals.

- Knowledge and experience with various root cause analysis methodology required.

- Skill in communication, written and verbal. Ability to lead cross-functional teams. Ability to interface with clients and regulatory agencies as required.

- Knowledge of and skill in using computer software and hardware applications, including Microsoft products are required. Advanced computer skills, especially with Microsoft Word is preferred.

- Skill in managing various projects; must be able to use individual discretion in completing work assignments; while assisting the group in establishing priorities, setting standards and working collectively to accomplish deadlines and objectives.

- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry related periodicals, SOPs, and government regulations.

- Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence, and procedures.

- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, co-workers, subordinates, and supervisors regarding the products and processes.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law poster available here:


Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact 1-************ (US and Canada only) or email ***********************. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.


Business: Diagnostics and Genomics Group

Job Category: Quality/Regulatory

Job Sub-Category: Quality

Region: Americas

Country or Area: United States

State/Province: Colorado

Town/City: Frederick

Shift: Day Job

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

Travel Required: No


(Temp Positions Only): Not applicable

HR Country Location: United States

HR Town/City Location : Frederick

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Agilent Technologies, Inc.


Technical Writer Agilent Technologies, Inc. - Frederick, CO, United States


Location: Frederick, CO

Company Profile:
Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions. Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets, where we help our customers achieve their goals: