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Title:  Technical Writer & Editor

Req ID:  14643
Category:  Service/Technical Services
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

We are currently looking for an Instructional Designer, to join our team at our headquarters, in Mentor, OH! This individual will be responsible for creating and revising technical documents that support the production and marketing of capital, service and consumable products. They will research, write, and edit technical documentation, utilizing structured authoring tools as well as desktop publishing and graphics software and hardware. Every day, something special happens at STERIS.  What will YOU help us do next? 

Essential Functions

  • Create and edit technical document content for capital equipment and consumable products including, but not limited to, capital equipment technical data, uncrating instructions, installation instructions, operator manuals, maintenance manuals, and consumable technical literature.
  • Work within the PLM system to create content and effect changes as needed for content.
  • Assist in coordinating the changes among the price books to ensure consistency. Responsible for collecting information for the monthly sales and marketing electronic mailing, creating appropriate publication announcements, submitting documents to the document warehouse database, and releasing the information packet during the first week of each month. Monthly mail may include, but not limited to, publication announcements, price book updates, tech data, and consumable technical literature.
  • Work with product and service engineers to implement engineering changes which affect product documentation. Manage change requests within Product Lifetime Management (PLM) system as needed.
  • Under the direction of a Sr. Technical Writer or Team Leader, create, develop and produce new product documentation.
  • Proofread documents for readability, grammar accuracy, consistency with corporate standards and completeness. Obtain formal approvals for documents as required using proper corporate and group procedures.
  • Coordinate translations of new product documentation as directed by team lead or manager.
  • Responsible for self-direction in scheduling workload and prioritizing tasks. Maintain status of each project or task daily.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by designated personnel.

Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Technical Writing, or a technical field with strong secondary emphasis on language skills or equivalent experience required.  Degree in Technical Writing highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Product Lifetime Managements (PLM) systems desired.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience with structured authoring and Extensible Markup Language (XML) strongly preferred. Minimum one (1) year experience with desktop publishing hardware and software strongly recommended. Experience with Image creation and editing tools (e.g., PhotoShop, Creo, etc.) also desired.
  • One (1) year experience in industrial graphics and print production and/or three (3) years’ experience in writing technical documents strongly desired.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to take initiative in advancing projects towards completion desired.
  • Must be able to communicate technical concepts to various audiences in clear, concise language. Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills necessary.
  • Must be able to read and absorb complex details quickly, work effectively against deadline pressures and handle a number of projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.



STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  14643
Category:  Service/Technical Services
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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