• Sr Technical Writer

    MedtronicSaint Paul, MN 55112

    Job #856741542

  • Sr Technical Writer


    Mounds View, Minnesota, United States

    Requisition #:


    Post Date:

    Mar 12, 2019

    Careers that Change Lives

    This position is responsible for planning, research, and technical writing support for medical device industry product labeling within CVG Technical Communication.

    A Day in the Life

    Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

    • Seasoned technical writer with exceptional writing and communication skills.

    • Write clear, simple content that speaks to customers in their own language.

    • Collaborate openly and effectively with a range of stakeholders, including writers and subject matter experts.

    • Manage multiple projects and communicate status proactively.

    • Comprehensive project management skills to negotiate project schedules, plans, and milestones.

    • Solid understanding of how regulations, laws, and standards influence content design.

    • Understand the impact of localization on English content.

    • Maintain design documentation to support quality and regulatory process requirements.

    • Effectively communicate the appropriate level of detail based on the audience.

    • Take direction to be able to work independently and make sound decisions.

    • Express ideas clearly and diplomatically.

    • Give and receive constructive feedback.

    • Represent organization as a primary contact for specific projects and initiatives; communicate with internal and external customers.

    • Solid understanding of process and able to represent the department in both internal and external audits.

    • Provide input, or direct the development of, new procedures to implement process improvement initiatives.

    • Lead or contribute to special initiatives, consistent with organizational objectives.

    • Collaborate with functional and technical leaders inside and outside of the department to oversee current projects and to set the direction for future projects.

    Must Have: Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelors degree required

    • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

    • Demonstrated expertise in technical writing

    • Experience working with cross-functional project teams

    • Knowledge of software technologies used for writing, publishing, and document control

    Nice to Have

    • Excellent problem-solving skills

    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

    • Authoring in XML in a single-source content development environment

    • Ability to work effectively across disciplines to implement creative solutions to complex problems

    • Experience creating content for software or apps

    • Proven experience managing software documentation projects

    • Ability to learn and adapt to changes in technology, processes, and requirements

    • Writing for a global audience

    • Knowledge of Medtronic products and quality system

    • Understanding of product labeling development in a regulated industry

    • Understand industry trends in technical communication, information architecture, and content development

    • Certification in any of the following disciplines:

    • PMP; Lean Six Sigma; Change Management; Kepner-Tregoe

    About Medtronic

    Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services 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 want to 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.

    Physical Job Requirements

    The physical demands described within the Responsibilities 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

    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.

    Updated 05/20/2019

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