Northrop Grumman Technical Editor and Writer 3 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 providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to serve Technical Writer / Editor 3. This position is located in Palmdale, CA.

The selected 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. Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts. Conducts quality review of materials.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree in Technical or Professional Writing, English, Communications or related field of study and6 years of directly related work experience; or aMaters Degree and 4 years of directly related work experience

  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of experience in technical editing and writing and have strong writing and editing skills, including ability to manipulate usage and grammar.

  • Ability to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints, relay and receive information and collaborate in a team environment.

  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of file configuration management, strong writing and editing skills, including ability to manipulate usage and grammar.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to query authors for clarity and compliance purposes and must be skilled in Microsoft Word, MS excel, and PowerPoint (for the purpose of editing electronically).

  • Mustmeet medical requirements for worldwide travel. Must have and maintain a valid U.S. passport, accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements such as chemical warfare training and immunizations that may include anthrax and smallpox.

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen, andpossess an active DoD Secret security clearance and be able to maintain that clearance.

  • Candidate must havethe ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 and LSA data.

  • Ability to identify and possibly work around limited engineering and LSA data

  • Experienced with Isometric IPB graphics and layout

  • Experienced with creating and revising IPB's using MIL-DTL-38807 or MIL-PRF-38807