Principal Technical Editor and Writer (Mechanical technical procedures)
Requisition ID: R10119119
- Category: Communications
- Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: None
- Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: No
- Positions Available: 1
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
Did you know?
Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.