Principal Technical Editor and Writer (Mechanical Technical Procedures)Mesa, AZ

Requisition ID: R10153973

  • Category: Communications

  • Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

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.

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Join Northrop Grumman and be part of the team of professionals that solve some of the world’s most complex technical challenges. Northrop Grumman has an exciting opening for a Principal Technical Editor and Writer to join our team in Mesa, Arizona.


This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Responsibilities of this role:

  • 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 using Extensible Markup Language (XML) and adhering to an S1000D and MIL-STD-40051 specifications and instructions to various military customers.

  • Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals.

  • Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts.

  • Conducts quality review of materials.

  • Schedule – ability to work a 4/10 schedule (Mon-Thurs, 10-hour work days)

This position requires on-site support. The selected candidate will need to be within commuting distance of Mesa, AZ, or be able to relocate.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must have 10 years of experience in writing/editing technical documents experience. Will consider a bachelor’s degree with 6 years of writing/editing technical documents experience, or a master’s degree with 4 years of experience.

  • Highly desired: 2-year vocational/technical training degree, plus 8 years of relevant experience in technical writing and editing

  • Mechanical technical procedure writing.

  • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards

  • Knowledge of DoD industry practices (TO 00-5-1, Mil-STD-38784, MIL-STD-3048, Mil-STD-1808). Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to perform fairly complex professional tasks

  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings, specifications, and system description documents.

  • 5+ years’ experience writing XML or SGML

Desired Qualifications:

  • Preferred software experience: Raytheon EAGLE and EPS software, TeamCenter UA, QuickSilver (Interleaf) and Illustrations using NX and Adobe illustrator, MIL-STD-40051.

  • Experience with mechanical and electrical systems and sub-systems involving gears, clutches, solenoids and cams.

Salary Range: $67,800 - $101,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.