Technical Writer

  • Aanbod Maximum €60.000,-
  • Functiegroep Engineering, Energie
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8569400
  • Locatie Best
  • Contract Detachering via YER, In dienst van opdrachtgever
  • Branche High Tech

Over deze vacature

Your challenge

As a Technical Writer you are responsible for creating technical documents for the Customer Services organization of the Business Group Image Guided Therapy (IGT). You will create manuals used by our Service Engineers for installing, troubleshooting and repairing our complex imaging systems. The types of documents that we create include repair manuals, maintenance manuals, upgrade and installation manuals.


Your responsibilities

  • Gather information about new system releases or changes in the existing systems by interviewing engineers, observing equipment operation, searching other technical documents
  • Discuss and align the documentation requests and requirements with Service Innovation colleagues
  • Monitor progression, take care of timely communication and secure deadlines
  • Create, develop, plan, write and edit documents. These documents can be self-designed or redesigned from current documents
  • Design, write and maintain system-specific installation documents of X-ray systems
  • Use various text editors (MS-Word, X-Metal) and Content Management Systems (ST4, PTC-Windchill)

Your team

The team of Technical Writers creates and delivers high quality service documentation for every lifecycle phase of a medical system. Our team works for different customers within Philips Healthcare. The team consists of men and women of different backgrounds (both technical and linguistic) and ages. The Technical Writers together with the Technical Illustrators work in close cooperation with Service Innovation. For a very long time, we have been a well-known and valued player and are continuously looking for new opportunities to serve our customers within Healthcare.


With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women's health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor's office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare's unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision making.


You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits (e.g. work-life balance, pension)
  • Challenging assignments
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Program with a personal coach
  • Cooperative and results and relationship-driven
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies
  • We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore


  • Bachelor degree of engineering
  • 5 years of experience as a technical writer
  • Experience in medical equipment
  • Thorough experience with structured authoring tools (XML editors), topic based writing, single source publishing and Content Management Systems
  • Good communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Open mind to new tooling, techniques and processes
  • Customer oriented, team player, yet able to work independently
  • Able to take ownership and responsibility