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Associate Technical Writer

Associate Technical Writer
Location:
Northridge, California, United States
Requisition #:
180003GK
Post Date:
Feb 23, 2018
Careers that Change Lives
The Diabetes Group is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care, and improving outcomes so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Seeking an entry-level technical writer who can learn and become part of a seasoned technical writing team, to author and edit highly regulated technical content/literature for the medical device industry. This writer should have experience in researching, organizing, and developing information for writing projects for technical content. Customers and clients for this technical content/literature include the patients, nurses, physicians, as well as Sales, Marketing and technical support members.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
? Obtain instruction to define, author, and edit technical content/literature in a CMS environment based on product specifications, interviewing SMEs, investigating prototype hardware and software, and observing actual use situations
? Lead discussions, manage content review boards sessions, and ensure team comments are incorporated
? Collaborate with team members on developing and maintaining DOPs and SOPs, templates, and style guides based on industry standards
? Represent Technical Communications interests and requirements to ensure that the highest quality work is delivered
? Define deliverable content and collaborate with translation organizations
? Proactively develop solutions to complex issues
Must Have:
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE EVIDENT ON YOUR RESUME
? Bachelor?s Degree
? Previous Medtronic Experience
Nice to Have:
? 6 months or more of professional writing experience. Experience working in a regulated environment a plus.
? Experience writing technical content
? General knowledge with PC and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio)Bachelor?s degree in Technical Communications or English
? Experience working as a technical/medical writer
? Experience in medical technology and/or software end user (consumer) documentation
? Technical Writing Certificate
? Experience in producing documents and managing files in a controlled systems environment (workflow, permissions, versions, etc. are system controlled)
? Experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry
? Aptitude to learn new product technologies, structured process development process and database publishing tools
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills
? Self-motivated
? Able to work independently and with teams
? Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
? Knowledge of structured writing and minimalism
? Experience and familiarity with Human Factors/Usability design principles
? Experience with creating and managing project schedules
Physical Job Requirements
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.
The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description 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.
ABOUT MEDTRONIC
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations ? but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let?s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients? lives. Help us shape the future.
EEO
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


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