Technical Writer

Torrance, CA
Oct 02, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Bachem. Pioneering Partner for Peptides

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe and the US, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

Job Summary:

The Technical Writer will prepare technical protocols and associated technical reports for all manufacturing stages including synthesis, cleavage, purification and lyophilization. The Technical Writer will also be responsible for writing technical procedures such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Master Batch Production Records (MBPR), and other documentation following cGMP guidelines.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

·         Write technical protocols and associated technical reports for all manufacturing stages including synthesis, cleavage, purification, and lyophilization

·         Write technical procedures, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Mater Batch Production Records, and other documents following cGMP guidelines

·         Review and complete cGMP documentation following cGMP guidelines

·         Ensure collaboration between the Production department and other supporting departments such as Operations, Materials Management, QA and QC

·         Adhere to manufacturing schedules and timelines

·         Propose technical improvements in documentation

·         Participate in the development of the new paradigm for validation

·         Perform experiments for the new process justification

·         Participate in improving the quality of documentation in all peptide manufacturing stages following cGMP guidelines

·         Participate in project meetings including the weekly Production and R&D meetings

Minimum Qualifications:


·         BS Degree in Organic Chemistry or related field

·         Minimum of 3 years’ work experience as a chemist or scientist in a cGMP environment or

·         3 years’ technical writing experience

·         Proficient with various in-process analytical methods

·         Experience with cGMP manufacturing and documentation standards

·         May work with hazardous materials and chemicals

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

·         Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment

·         Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues

·         Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems

·         Ability to work independently and manage one’s time

·         Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment



·         Master’s in Organic Chemistry or related field

·         Experience with peptide manufacturing stages and various in-process analytical methods

·         Experience with cGMP manufacturing and documentation standards

What We Offer

An exciting opportunity to dive in and begin your career with a company that offers a competitive total rewards package that includes:

·         Full range of health benefits including medical, dental, vision and long-term disability

·         401(K) Safe Harbor Plan (3% company contribution, 100% vested)

·         iPay Incentive Plan

·         11 Paid Company Holidays, Personal Time, Sick Leave and Vacation Time

·         Travel to Switzerland for certain key positions

·         Company sponsored events! (Summer BBQ and Holiday Party)

·         Generous product discounts

Our Values

Bachem recognizes that highly motivated and well-qualified employees are its most important asset. The competence, motivation and performance of individuals and the team are key to the development and long-term success of our business. We therefore strive to attract, retain and develop talented and committed people to all of our Group Companies. Bachem ensures equal opportunities for its employees and will not tolerate any discrimination.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires the employee to regularly stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must also be capable of writing, using a computer keyboard, telephone and related office equipment.  The ability to lift up to 25 lbs. is required. 

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environmental Conditions:

Within the facility, the employee will experience normal office conditions with a well- lighted work area and minor noise from standard office equipment. Occasionally the employee will experience unpleasant odors from the manufacturing facility. On a daily basis, the employee will visit the manufacturing facility several times. Lab coat and goggles will be required for these visits. The employee will constantly experience laboratory hazards. Very occasionally, the employee will be called upon to address emergency situations.

The above statements reflect the general duties/responsibilities necessary to identify the type and level of the position and are not intended to set forth all of the specific requirements of the position.  Bachem is an at-will employer and as such reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises and either party may terminate the employee/employer relationship at any time with or without cause.  This position summary does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.