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Northrop Grumman Principal Tech Editor and Writer - Secret in Palmdale, California

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 Technical Writer/Editor (level 3) to join our diverse team of professionals located in Palmdale, CA.

The Principal Technical Writer/Editor will derive information from released technical source and/or may assist in the development of them with engineers and SMEs. Using the source materials, the writer is expected to interpret, formulate, affect data and will write, re-write and/or edit 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 develop solutions to a variety of complex problems and discrepancies within engineering drawings and blue prints that may impact data. Coordinate findings with team members and may refer findings to established precedents and policies to include consulting the engineering group and SMEs. Will conduct quality review of materials.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and six years of technical writing experience; Masters degree and 4 years of relevant experience. In lieu of formal education, ten years of relevant job experience may be considered

  • Experience as a military aircraft maintainer

  • Experience in aviation maintenance technical publication development and sustainment using applicable software (e.g. Arbortext Editor)

  • and Experience using Microsoft Word, MS excel, and PowerPoint

  • Must possess an active DoD Secret security clearance and be able to maintain that clearance and has the ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance

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

  • Experience with configuration management.

  • Experience creating multi-configuration, multi-effectivity indentured parts lists from engineering and LSA data

  • Experience with Isometric Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB) graphics and layout

  • 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.

Job Category : Communications