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Senior Technical Writer
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on October 24, 2020
Job Id #42819 Posted August 10, 2020


Job Summary:

  • 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.

Job Duties:

  • Working within the confines of the 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.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Qualifications: General Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant technical discipline, Communications, Marketing, English or equivalent and a minimum of 3 plus years of progressively more responsible experience as a technical writer in a medical or high technology (preferably biotechnology) environment. 
  • An advanced degree is preferred. 
  • 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.  
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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