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Danaher Corporation Technical Writer & Project Coordinator (m/f/d) in Heerbrugg, Switzerland

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future for over 170 years, by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

For our Product Compliance department at Leica Microsystems Switzerland (AG) in Heerbrugg, we are looking for a Technical Writer & Project Coordinator (m/f/d), whose main task is to help ensuring Leica's position as a leading microscopy company.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation and Maintenance of Technical Documentation: Target group oriented writing of operating instructions and documentation, based on cross-departmental information as well as independent research and investigation. Preparation of the information in a comprehensible content and ensuring qualitatively and quantitatively prepared instructions, according to standards and guidelines. Maintaining technical documents throughout the entire product life cycle (prototype, series, retrofits) and support of global editorial projects (training, consulting, etc.)

  • Publication and Document Management: Publish user documents, check and update existing user documents; archive older versions (version management) to provide current instructions to customers worldwide. Ensure that user documents are available for customers on time in accordance with the product development and maintaining process.

  • Translation Management

  • Preparation, coordination and commissioning of the translations in different languages. Proofreading and correction of the content translated into English to guarantee the quality of the translated content. Coordination of external translation vendors.

  • Further Development of Documentation Tools and Processes: Contribution in the further development of documentation tools and processes with the aim of continuously improving the quality of documentation. Including the transition from print to current and future digital and multimedia documentation by consideration of new standards.

  • Standardization of workflows and documents: Support standardization of workflows and document types to meet normative and internal requirements, define workflows and include them in editorial guidelines.

  • Contact person at Heerbrugg site: Contact for internal questions concerning documentation and coordination of documentation projects in cooperation with project managers and department heads. Prioritize and distribute tasks within the documentation team to complete documents on time and manage resource bottlenecks.

Requirements for this position

Experience & skills:

  • Advanced training as a technical writer (Bachelor's or Master's degree) or several years of professional experience in a comparable position

  • Profound technical knowledge, e.g. based on a technical education, design theory and/or technical work experience is of advantage

  • High level of service orientation, ability to work as part of a team, with good communication skills and motivation

  • Experience of creating documents in an international operating company

  • Branch experience from a medical device or machine manufacturer with strong focus on hardware and software

  • Knowledge in office tools is mandatory and ideally knowledge of relevant software like FrameMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

  • Experience with complex technical topics and management of multiple documentation projects and tasks simultaneously to successful completion

  • Ability to work in cross-locational globally matrix organization

  • Able to coordinate tasks and ensure the success within team, experience as a project manager is an advantage

  • German and very good English skills, both written and spoken

  • Willingness to travel up to approx. 20%

Personality:

  • Self-starter, solution driven, high level of self-motivation, likes to take responsibility and make decisions

  • Well-structured, able to act as a team player, willing to coordinate other people to monitor the success within projects

  • Expert in building professional relationships and being a persuasive communicator

  • Personal ambition to grow and continuously improve the technical documentation

  • Process orientation with ability to visualize, document and present cause/effect relationships

  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills with a strong customer focus

  • Results orientation, attention to details, tenacity

  • Resistance to stress, meets delivery deadlines under timely pressure

  • Strong & open communication style, acts proactively with a high level of commitment

  • Appreciates working with diverse cultures and mentalities

What We Offer

  • An attractive remuneration package and flexible working hours, hybrid working and other attractive benefits

  • A friendly and nice working atmosphere on our Heerbrugg site with great colleagues

  • An exciting, holistic task within a multinational team and an opportunity to work with leading edge technology and high-end products

  • As part of the Danaher Group, continuous training, support and focus on your personal development is one of our key goals

  • We at Danaher and Leica Microsystems recognize that creating a culture rooted in Diversity and Inclusion is an ongoing journey and became “Best Employer for Diversity”.

We are looking forward to your application!

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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