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Sr. Technical Writer

Company name
Becton, Dickinson and Company

San Diego, CA, United States

Employment Type

It, Writing, Project Management

Posted on
Jan 31,2019

Valid Through
May 16,2019

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Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Sr. Technical Writer creates technical documents for BD Infusion hardware and software products and updates existing documents. The senior technical writer follows templates and guidelines for delivering product manuals that include: user manuals, service manuals, safety guides, installation/deployment guides, communication/service bulletins, tip sheets, product and device labels, and online help. The senior technical writer reviews product data, drawings, part lists, and prototypes to develop customer-facing documentation.

This position will collaborate with hardware and software engineers, subject matter experts, marketing managers, project managers, and legal regulatory professionals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum of five years' experience as a technical writer.

Ability to deliver quality documentation on time.

Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.

Excellent written skills in English.


Experience developing online help or websites.

Experience using graphics software such as Illustrator and Photoshop.

Experience using Adobe FrameMaker to write technical manuals.

Experience using Madcap Flare to write technical manuals.

Experience in editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

Experience with project management using tools such as, Microsoft Project.

Experience working for an FDA regulated company.

Excellent verbal communication skills.

Experience in source control such as, Perforce, SourceSafe, or GitHUB.

The ability to structure information and write clearly.

Project management skills and experience using Microsoft Project to be able to manage smaller projects.

Knowledge of technical publications methods, trends, and technologies.

Knowledge of concepts such as DITA, topic-based writing, information mapping, structured writing, content guides, conditional text, and single-sourcing.

Mechanical aptitude

Experience with SAP or similar enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Familiarity with engineering change control processes and agile software development methodologies.


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status

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Becton, Dickinson and Company
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Company Profile
BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. BD manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. BD is headquartered in the United States and has offices in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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