Location: Palmdale, California
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position
Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Positions Available: 1
Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation. Job Description: Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a motivated professional to serve as a Principal Training Technical Writer/Editor (3) to join our diverse team of professionals located in Palmdale, CA. The successful candidate will provide technical writing/editing for technical data, ensuring file configuration control, compliance with the RFP and clean final products. Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals. Will work under a production schedule, overseeing preparation of illustrative materials and selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts. Conducts quality review of materials and will mentor and/or instructs junior writers.
6 years with a B.S. or B.A. degree (Technical or Professional Writing, English, or Communications), 4 years with a Masters. 10 years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
Experienced as a military aircraft maintainer
Experienced in aviation maintenance technical publication development and sustainment using applicable software (e.g. Arbortext Editor)
Experienced in negotiating and integrating different viewpoints, relaying and receiving information, and collaborating in a team environment.
Have strong writing and editing skills, and experience in manipulating grammar
Experienced in querying authors for clarity and compliance purposes and must be skilled in Microsoft Word, MS excel, and PowerPoint
Candidate must possess an active DoD Secret security clearance and be able to maintain that clearance and have the ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission
Active DoD Top Secret security clearance
History of collaboration in small teams with different organizations
Proficient in the interpretation of engineering data such as parts list, application list, notes list and print reading
Experienced with configuration management
Experienced in creating multi-configuration, multi-effectivity indentured parts lists from engineering data
Ability to identify and possibly work around limited engineering data
Experienced with creating and revising IPB’s using MIL-DTL-38807 or MIL-PRF-38807
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.
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