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Lead Technical Writer

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:12:42 PM
  • 2838087
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Imaging
Location(s): United States; Wisconsin; Wauwatosa


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Technical Writer authors, reviews and releases content for medical device labeling, installation, operation, maintenance and servicing as part of a global project team. The role requires detailed knowledge of the associated medical devices, project task definition, ability to determine the most appropriate tools and methods for content development, estimation of the development effort required and scheduling of deliverables to meet the project deadlines while meeting GEHC standards.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Research, collect source data, and interview appropriate personnel to plan and define the project tasks.
• Accurately estimate project effort and cost, clearly communicate schedule and risks.
• Develop user, service and collateral content using the appropriate authoring tools and content management system to meet the project requirements, methodology (e.g., Agile methodology) and timelines
• Develop graphics, illustrations and images needed to enhance clarity, accuracy and usability for use by a diverse, multi-national customer base.
• Track and fix content defects
• Actively participate in peer and project reviews.

Qualifications/Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (English, Communications, Journalism) and at least 4 years experience in technical writing, or, Bachelor’s Degree in non-related field with 6 years of experience in technical writing
2. Familiarity with conventions in form, structure, and notation of technical writing
3. Proficiency in Framemaker, XML authoring tools, content management systems, Microsoft Office applications
4. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a cross-functional and global project team
5. Strong, demonstrated oral and written communication skills
6. Demonstrated project planning ability and task organization

U.S. (Country) Specific Qualifications:
1. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States full-time
2. Must be willing to work in our Wauwatosa, WI facility full-time
3. Must be willing to submit to a drug test, and background check – to include verification of previous employment, criminal history and educational background
4. Must submit application for employment through gecareers.com (or COS if internal) to be considered
5. Must be 18 years of age or older

Desired Characteristics:
1. Experience in technical writing for medical devices, including medical device operation and support.
2. Proficient with DITA
3. Proficient with Adobe software suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop)
4. Working knowledge of ISO, FDA and other applicable medical device regulatory standards
5. Familiarity with GEHC products
6. Demonstrated success working as part of a global technical project team

Locations: United States; Wisconsin; Wauwatosa

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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