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Tech Editor and Writer/ Principal Tech Editor and Writer

Requisition ID: R10083262

  • CategoryCategory: Communications
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Technical Editor and Writer/ Principal Technical Editor and Writer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

The selected candidate will write, rewrite and/or edit technical and programmatic documents, technical procedure manuals, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively.  The following is a list of some of the more common task responsibilities:  Writing, rewriting and/or editing documents such as technical reports and technical key proposal artifacts.  This includes ensuring documents are written using correct applicable templates, properly formatting text, and ensuring proper use of punctuation and grammar.  Responsibilities may also include updating existing templates as required; overseeing the preparation of illustrative materials, and selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts; and conducting quality reviews of materials.  Methods of acquiring subject knowledge come from attending technical and other review boards, by interviewing product developers, by observing performance of production methods, and by referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and trade journals. 


Basic Qualifications

-  Tech Editor and Writer: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience; OR a Master’s Degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience; OR 7 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

- Principal Tech Editor and Writer: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience; OR a Master’s Degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience; OR 10 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

-  Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance prior to start

-  Possess the skill and ability to perform fairly complex tasks with minimal supervision 

-  Possess ability to read and interpret complex engineering drawings, specifications, and system description documents

-  Effective time management skills and ability to multi-task

Preferred Qualifications

-  Current active DoD Secret Clearance

-  Ability to facilitate/support review boards

-  Experience with XML, Arbor text and/or SGML

-  Ability to stand up a Release Library and experience verifying that changes identified during board reviews are incorporated into documents and the Release Library

-  Generating BOEs 

-  Possess an understanding of and ability to apply military technical order principles, concepts, practices, and standards

-  Have existing knowledge of military aircraft technical order editing/writing processes

Salary Range: $55,100 USD - $82,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $67,800 USD - $101,600 USD

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. 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

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.

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.