BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Technical Writer II in San Jose, California

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Technical Writer II is responsible for producing new and revised technical documents in time for product shipment; presents information accurately and clearly; receives basic instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments; can be mentored by a more experienced writer; uses professional concepts and skills; applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. The technical writer II needs some day-to-day instructions, is self-motivated, and manages their tasks and time efficiently.

The duties and responsibilities of the technical writer include:

  • Creates new and revised technical documentation, including hardware and software users' guides, quick reference guides, reagent package inserts and data sheets, and online documentation (online help, Web) using product specifications, information from subject matter experts, and appropriate visuals

  • Ensures accuracy, clarity, appropriateness, and consistency of documents

  • With guidance from a more experienced writer, defines document plan for each new project, and works with Regulatory to incorporate current FDA and CE requirements

  • Serves as integral member of program team by participating in content-related meetings

  • Manages the labeling review process and prepares documents for production with minimal help

  • Keeps abreast of basic requirements for compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements. Participates as required in training on regulatory issues affecting own area of work. Brings regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of management.

  • Learns company procedures and processes for creating technical documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires BS/BA in English, science, or related technical field

  • Two to five years of experience as a writer in a technical environment

  • Knowledge and experience using: Adobe FrameMaker, MadCap Flare, FileMakerPro, Adobe Acrobat, TFS, online help software, and Adobe Illustrator


  • Certificate in technical writing or additional job-related course work

  • Experience in an FDA regulated industry


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

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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