Tech Editor and Writer

Requisition ID: R10008248

  • Category IconCategory: Communications
  • Location IconLocation: Sterling - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Not Applicable (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Technical Editor and Writer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Roles and Responsibilities: - Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product developers, observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, engineering drawings or illustrations, parts lists, wiring diagrams or wire lists, CAD models, trade journals, etc. - Oversees preparation of work instruction packages, illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts. - Writes technical documents and works directly with Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance to update process and procedural documentation. - Reads and interprets detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and systems description documents. - Works directly with, and should have, knowledge of how to handle delicate space flight components and a good working knowledge of manufacturing processes applicable to the manufacture of space flight hardware or equivalent. - Supports multiple projects and requires the ability to multi-task and have the ability to recognize and reduce/eliminate non-value operations. - Interacts with HWC Planners on a daily basis. - Supports lean principals for process improvements as applicable. - Proactively identifies issues, escalates to the appropriate channels, and suggests solutions to engineering for review.

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: - Bachelor's degree + 3 years of experience - High School diploma + 7 years of experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree. - Detailed experience in writing technical documents. - Ability to read and interpret detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and systems description documents. - Knowledge of basic 3D Modeling. - Experience working with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. - Ability to multi-task and support multiple projects. - Understanding of ESD, FOD, and 5S processes. - Ability to work off-hour shift work, weekend work, and extended daily hours when needed to meet production demands.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: - Master's degree + 1 year of experience. - Experience using MES (Manufacturing Execution System). - Working knowledge of TipQA, Wind chill, Costpoint, and CREOView. - Knowledge of how to handle delicate space flight components and a good working knowledge of manufacturing processes applicable to the manufacture of space flight hardware or equivalent. - Ability to recognize and reduce/eliminate non-value operations. - Ability to proactively identify issues, escalate to appropriate channels, and suggest solutions to engineering for review.

Salary Range: 61400 - 78000

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.