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Job Title:  R&D Technical Writer

Req ID:  30845
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

Plymouth, MN, US, 55377


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

The R&D Technical Writer will be responsible for:

  • Updateing manuals and writing instructions and procedures within the Engineering change(s) projects to meet schedule, quality and readability goals.  
  • Working independently with minimal supervision on routine activities and under general supervision of R&D or Program Management on non-routine activities.  
  • Performing various duties related to translation, desktop publishing, publication and distribution.


Technical Axis:

  • Executes the technical writing activities required from Engineering change(s) project(s), including information collection from the various Engineering disciplines, review and verification.
  • Updates technical content of existing documentation to produce structured and clear instructions and procedures with excellent readability and usability for various audiences.
  • Performs technical documentation publication and distribution.
  • Contributes to the preparation of customer accessories instructions.
  • Follows internal Quality System procedures as well as Corporate labeling standards.
  • Solves problems related to technical writing, desktop publishing, publication and distribution.
  • Familiar with CAD software such as Solidworks,Pro-E, etc. (desired)

 Project Axis:

  • Works on understanding complex notions to update documents fit for diverse audiences from highly-specialized personnel to every-day users.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision on routine activities and under general supervision of Senior Technical Writer on none-routine activities.   

Duties - cont'd

Management Axis:

  • Has no direct reports.
  • Collaborates with groups outside of direct responsibilities including other engineering groups, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, etc.
  • Assists in updating and revising technical documents for capital equipment and consumable products including, but not limited to, uncrating/installation instructions, operator manuals and maintenance manuals.
  • Works with product and service engineers to implement engineering changes which affect product documentation.
  • Participates in the adaptation of existing product documentation to integrate new products.
  • Proofreads documents for readability, grammar accuracy, consistency with corporate standards and completeness. Obtains signed approvals as required.
  • Responsible for self-direction in scheduling workload and prioritizing tasks under the supervision of a Senior Technical Writer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by designated personnel.

This position would be appropriate for a flexible work environment (e.g. mixed work in- and out-of-office) as needs dictate.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Associate's Degree

Required Experience

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Exceptional team player.
  • Experience with stringent documentation control in a highly regulated industry; medical preferred.
  • General knowledge in a variety of technologies and manufacturing methods, such as electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, programming and overall system engineering. Willingness to learn and question is key on new concepts.
  • Proficient in Illustration software such as IsoDraw, Paint, etc.
  • Proficient in Desktop publishing software such as Pagemaker, Framemaker, MS Office Suite, etc.
  • Proficient in Document management system within company’s Quality management system (ISO-9001).

Preferred Experience



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers 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.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.




Req ID:  30845
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

Plymouth, MN, US, 55377

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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