Job Title:  Senior Technical Writer & Editor

Req ID:  41992
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55441


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

•    Updates manuals and writes instructions and procedures within the Engineering change projects to meet schedule, quality and readability goals.  
•    Works independently with minimal supervision on routine activities and under general supervision of R&D or Program Management on non-routine activities.  
•    Performs various duties related to translation, desktop publishing and distribution.


Technical Axis:

1.    Executes the technical writing activities required from Engineering projects, including information collection from the various Engineering disciplines, review and change management.
2.    Updates existing documentation to produce clear, structured content with excellent readability and usability for various audiences.
3.    Performs desktop publication and distribution.
4.    Follows internal Quality System procedures as well as corporate labeling standards.
5.    Solves problems related to technical writing, desktop publishing, and distribution.


Project Axis:

1.    Works on projects to update documents for diverse audiences.
2.    Works independently with minimal supervision on routine activities and under general supervision of Senior Staff on non-routine activities.   


Management Axis:

1.    Has no direct reports. 
2.    Collaborates with groups outside of direct responsibilities including other Engineering groups, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, etc.
3.    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.
4.    Works with product and service engineers to implement engineering changes which affect product documentation.
5.    Participates in the adaptation of existing product documentation to integrate new products.

6.    Proofreads documents for readability, grammatical accuracy, consistency with corporate standards and completeness. Obtains signed approvals as required.

7.    Responsible for self-direction in scheduling workload and prioritizing tasks under the supervision of project management or the reporting manager

8.    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.


Required Experience:

1. Bachelors or Associates degree is preferred.
2. 0-3 years of relevant experience is required

3. Strong communication skills.
4.  Exceptional team player .

Preferred Experience:

1.    Experience with stringent documentation control in a highly regulated industry; medical preferred. 
2.    Willingness to learn and question new concepts. General knowledge in a variety of technologies and manufacturing methods, such as electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, programming and overall system engineering preferred.
3.    Proficiency in Illustration software such as IsoDraw, Paint, etc. 
4.    Proficiency in Desktop publishing software such as PTC Arbortext, Adobe InDesign.

5.    Proficient in Document management system within a company Quality management system (ISO-9001 or similar).

What STERIS Offers:

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.





STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 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:  41992
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55441

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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