Job Title:  Technical Writer

Req ID:  44218
Job Category:  Information Technology

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


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 Technical Writer is responsible for creating and revising technical documents that support the production and marketing of capital, service, and consumable products. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching, writing and editing technical documentation, and utilizing structured authoring tools as well as desktop publishing and graphics software and hardware.  

This position is located onsite at our Plymouth, MN facility with opportunity for a hybrid work schedule. 


  • Create and edit technical document content for capital equipment and consumable products including, but not limited to, technical data sheets, uncrating instructions, installation instructions, operator manuals, maintenance manuals, and technical publications for consumable products.
  • Work within the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) system to create content and effect changes as needed for content.  
  • Work with product and service engineers to implement engineering changes which affect technical publications. Manage change requests within the PLM system as needed. 
  • Under the direction of a team leader or manager, create, develop and produce new product documentation.
  • Proofread documents for readability, grammatical 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.

Required Experience

  • 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.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience or 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree. 
  • Demonstrated experience with structured authoring and Extensible Markup Language (XML) or desktop publishing software. 
  • Experience in industrial graphics and/or image creation and editing tools (e.g., PhotoShop, Creo, etc.) preferred.
  • Familiarity with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or Content Management System (CSM) preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to take initiative in advancing projects towards completion.


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 ultimate 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:  44218
Job Category:  Information Technology

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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