U103 SYSTEM OPERATOR A - PUBLICATIONSSunnyvale, CA

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.

Our Mission Systems Sector has an opening for System Operators to work in the Publications area of our Manufacturing organization. This position will be located in Sunnyvale, CA.

WORKING PROCEDURE:

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE USUAL MAJOR JOB DUTIES, BUT THIS DESCRIPTION DOES NOT PRECLUDE THE PERFORMANCE OF OTHER DUTIES BY THE INCUMBENT, NOR THE QUESTION BEING RAISED ON THE PROPER RATE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.

  • Design and develop text, charts, tables, and forms, using publishing software where designs, formats and specific methods are not normally supplied.

  • Modify components, styles, templates, and automated features to facilitate input and editing of text and to ensure document attributes, such as paragraph numbering and pagination, conform to specifications.

  • Determine correct file formats to improve graphic quality and minimize file size.

  • Consult with technical writers and editors to establish document structure and formatting to meet customer requirements and apply routine editorial standards.

  • Set up and execute file conversions and delivery to the requestor in any of the available media (CDs, paper, PDFs, electronic transmission, etc.). Code documents using Standardized General Markup Language (SGML) as required.

  • Develop and recommend methods that will improve the effectiveness and capabilities of the publications process. Investigate and resolve problems with software and/or hardware.

  • Maintain knowledge of and compliance to applicable military and industrial specifications as directed.

DIRECTION OF OTHERS:

Provides technical assistance, guidance, and coordination to other operators as required.

DIRECTION RECEIVED:

Works with minimum supervision.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

High school diploma or equivalent, and Associate's Degree or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:

Must have 4 years related experience with at least 2 years as a Publication System Operator "B" or its equivalent experience. Must have ability to obtain secret clearance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school / GED

  • Must have 4 years related experience with at least 2 years as a Publishing System Operator A or its equivalent experience

  • Must have demonstrated initiative and ability to resolve system-level publishing problems

  • Must possess interpersonal skills to communicate with customers and technical support personnel

  • Must have ability to obtain secret clearance

  • Expert-level proficiency in Arbortext or similar .sgml software

  • Expert-level proficiency in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and MS Excel

  • Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator

  • Familiarity with Interleaf

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in formatting operation & maintenance manuals for the defense industry (military, aerospace, or aeronautics)

This is Union represented position

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.