Technical Writer, Manufacturing

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.

Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott. This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA.  These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum. Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.

Our team in Plano, TX is looking for a Technical Writer, Manufacturing. 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.

What You’ll Do:

  • Ensures a controlled documentation system, record retention, and information services including electronic records retention processes in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures compliance to the requirements from regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains the technical and non-technical documentation change system.
  • Assures procedures are in place to classify and maintain records.
  • Interprets and enforces all documentation formatting, standards, policies, and operating procedure requirements.
  • Collaborates with development engineering, marketing, regulatory affairs, and clinical engineering personnel, among others, to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • May identify submission components, communicate documentation standards and coordinate assembly of regulatory dossiers.
  • May analyze and evaluate data, extract pertinent information, prepare information abstracts and executive summaries of material searched.
  • May maintain extensive knowledge of product information and continuous contacts with local, regional, and divisional.
  • 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.

Experience and Education You’ll Bring:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. Some college 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.
Full time
Plano, TX 75086, US