Associate Technical Writer

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations - with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • Working under general supervision, researches, writes, and edits systems documentation, procedures, work instructions and attendant manuals in support of manufacturing and engineering functions related to high technology assembly operation.
  • Working within the confines of the Abbott Quality Assurance policy as well as domestic and international regulatory requirements, writes, edits, and formats a wide variety of assigned product manuals.
  • Collaborates with development engineering, marketing, regulatory affairs, and clinical engineering personnel, among others, to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Recommends overall organization and layout, mode of presentation, publication methods, and related matters.
  • Develops publication concepts for the best communication of subject matter.
  • Coordinates with graphic design, translation, and production personnel to meet publication schedules.
  • Coordinates publication with outside sources and vendors.
  • Leads projects to implement new technology for use by Technical Publications.
  • Leads projects to improve departmental processes that require cooperation from other functional groups.
  • Troubleshoots existing processes and technologies.
  • Remains current on developments in and knowledge of the company's products, markets, policies, and objectives, including regulatory requirements and restrictions.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management
  • Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Required
  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant technical discipline, Communications, Marketing, English, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • As a technical writer, preferably in a medical device company environment.
  • Must possess comprehensive written and verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation, analytical,

    project management skills and the ability to prioritize and handle a large volume of projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Must be highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to work in a highly mat rixed and geographically diverse business environment
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to travel approximately 5%, including internationally.


Preferred
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.


WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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