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Associate Technical Editor and Writer

Northrop Grumman

This is a Contract position in Palmdale, CA posted August 24, 2022.

Requisition ID: R10058495
Category: Communications
Location: Palmdale, California, United States of America
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Any (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a motivated professional to serve as a Technical Writer/Editor (1) to join our diverse team of professionals located in Palmdale, Ca.

The Technical Writer/Editor 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. In a Scrum master role, will work under a production schedule, oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts. Conducts quality review of materials and will mentor and/or instructs junior writers.

Basic Qualifications:

0 years with a B.S. or B.A. degree (Technical or Professional Writing, English, or Communications). 4 years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

Knowledge in aviation or aerospace

Knowledge in negotiating and integrating different viewpoints, relay, and receive information and collaborate in a team environment.

Knowledge in file configuration management

Have strong writing, and editing skills, and experience in manipulating grammar

Knowledge in querying authors for clarity and compliance purposes and must be skilled in Microsoft Word, MS excel, and PowerPoint

Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret security clearance

Able to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

Active DoD Secret security clearance

History of collaboration in small teams with different organizations

Knowledge of AGILE, SCRUM, DevOps, etc.

Previous experience teaching or instructing

Proficient in the interpretation of engineering data such as parts list, application list, notes list and print reading.

Knowledge of configuration management.

Knowledge in creating multi-configuration, multi-effectivity indentured parts lists from engineering and other related data.

Ability to identify and possibly work around limited engineering and other related data.

Knowledge of Isometric IPB graphics and layout.

Knowledge of creating and revising IPB’s using MIL-DTL-38807 or MIL-PRF-38807.

Salary Range: $51,200 USD – $76,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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 and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.