Philips Medical Device Technical Writer in Carlsbad, California

Medical Device Technical Writer

Great innovations start with the people that are passionate and skilled enough to create them. As a diversified health and well-being company, Philips focuses on improving people’s lives through those timely and meaningful innovations.


Technical publications specialist contributing to the development, revision, and maintenance of medical device labeling, including instructions for use, product catalogs, and other technical documents intended for clinicians and service personnel. Strong technical writing skills emphasizing clear and accurate communication, a command of the written English language and experience managing multiple projects are required, as is a demonstrated proficiency with computer tools including desktop publishing, illustration, and image manipulation programs. The action-oriented applicant must be self-motivated, show concern for detail, and understand technical communications and document control in a regulated industry.

Outcomes: The successful candidate will:

  • Maintain, revise, and develop medical device technical and instructional materials aimed at technical and/or clinical end-users. This involves actively pursuing information needed to drive projects forward through interviews, hands-on experience, and research.

  • Actively participate in the documentation release and change order processes.

  • Edit and proofread technical documents.

  • Assist in production of translated materials. This involves preparing English documents for translation and preparing translated documents for production.

  • Perform administrative functions, e.g., maintaining spreadsheets used by Technical Publications; providing liaison support for Acrolinx, LiveLlink, and other software tools/systems.

  • Enter information into content management system.

  • Perform quality checks of print proofs and printed first articles.

  • Contribute to development of product catalog and accessories guides.

  • Contribute to development of labeling-related design documents (requirements specifications and verification and validation plans, protocols, and reports)

  • Participate in formal verification of labeling to ensure it meets requirements.

  • Perform duties within the requirements of the quality system and other regulations.

Behaviors: The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Change management

  • Learning agility

  • Teamwork

  • Implementation skills (extreme attention to detail, communication, etc.)

  • An action/problem-solving orientation

Growth: The successful candidate will:

  • In conjunction with management, define goals for personal and professional development

  • Be accountable for their own personal development plan to grow within current role and to prepare for future roles.

We are looking for

The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a communications-related or engineering discipline. Technical or clinical training highly desired.

  • Five plus years technical writing experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably for medical devices.. Fluency in technical communications software tools, including Adobe FrameMaker, PhotoShop, and Illustrator. Experience working with translations highly desired. Experience with content management highly desired. Experience with InDesign, Acrolinx, and Madcap Flare a plus.

  • Customer focus, action orientation, collaboration, dedication to self- and process improvement, problem solving orientation, adherence to company ethics and values.

  • Extreme orientation to detail, research and information gathering skills, technical savvy with high motivation to understand technical concepts, excellent organizational skills, excellent written communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills.

  • This position functions in a normal office environment that requires the ability to interface with standard office equipment such as computers, printers, copiers, fax, telephones, etc. Position will spend periods of time sitting, standing, walking, etc., as part of the normal conduct of daily business affairs. Some lifting of equipment may be required.

Our offer

Here at Philips WE ARE Working Together for a Better Tomorrow:

Philips' dedication to enriching lives is reflected in our company, our solutions, and a commitment to our people. Philips products lead to improved healthcare, faster diagnosis and better patient outcomes. Philips employees change lives every day.

Enjoy endless opportunities to learn, and develop your career in the directions to which you aspire. Philips Healthcare is a place where you will work with others whose far-reaching ideas and accomplishments have impacted over 200 million lives already. Please help us determine what’s next. Your ideas and ability to deliver will help to transform the future of healthcare, and allow you to create your own legacy.

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