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Abbott Senior Technical Writer in Pleasanton, California

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Technical Writer. This role will be responsible for writing and editing technical documents including requirements documents, specifications, design history files, verification and validation protocols, etc. Constructs or secures the necessary analyses of metrics including quality system linkage and recommendations utilizing statistical methods and database tools available. Provide awareness of data anomalies and performance contrary to goal objectives to management.

  • Reviews Design Control documentation to assess compliance to processes and procedures and works with teams to address and correct deficiencies

  • Participates in product/process improvement, troubleshooting, complaint handling, and customer support.

  • Technical Documentation Management: Maintain and update Non-conformance Reports (GQMS),Defect Tracking records, and Equipment Tracking records.

  • Technical Writing: Write and edit technical documents including requirements documents, specifications, verification and validation documents, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) documents, Design Planning documents, Design Review records. etc.

  • Convert relevant product data and information into a form that meets Quality and submission requirements.

  • Review, circulate, edit, assemble, inspect and duplicate reports and documentation.

  • Provide support for internal and external audits of metric and data analysis reports.

  • Utilize Electronic Product Data Management (EPDM) system to query, hand-in, view and print technical documentation.

  • The documents written and managed will be used throughout the product life cycle for on-market and future products.

  • Accuracy of data and solid, well-structured analyses is critical


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Science, Medical Technology or equivalent technical degree or experience.

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience; such as R&D, Technical Product Development, or Quality in a healthcare industry

  • Experimental design and data interpretation preferred.

  • Writing, editing and managing engineering and technical documentation utilized in the development of new products and improvement of existing products.

  • Developing spreadsheets or databases for the capture, assembly, and graphical presentation of metrics is required.

  • Non-product application validation - Process establishment including metrics definition, statistical analysis and analytical techniques.

  • Experience in complaint handling, operation or service of diagnostic instrumentation, or medical technology is required.

  • Knowledge of division products and Quality systems, system linkages and quality measures is desirable.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Good working knowledge of personal computer software programs in Windows environment.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email