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Aviation Technical Publication Librarian – Huntsville

Requisition ID: R10111987

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, 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
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our mission to support US Army Transport Aircraft worldwide.  Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Defense Sector (NGDS) is seeking a Transport Technical Publications Librarian / Mission Assurance for the US Army’s Transport Aircraft program required for all phases of contract aircraft and ground support equipment maintenance.

As the selected Transport Technical Publications Librarian, you will provide the subject matter expertise required to manage publication subscriptions and ensure program compliance with publication initial releases and updates. Technical publications to be maintained include, but are not limited to, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued regulatory directives, US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) messages, aircraft and component Maintenance Manuals (MM), Technical Directives (TD), Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) publications, Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Maintenance Manuals and Technical Directives, and all related technical and compliance publications required for maintaining contract aircraft and ground support equipment. 

You will ensure Subcontractor’s technical publication librarians are adequately trained and performing to contractual requirements and technical publication libraries are adequately updated and maintained with most up-to-date technical publications.

You will be responsible for working with program leadership and subcontractors to ensure appropriate staffing, resources, processes, tools, training, etc. are provided to support successful program execution as well as proactively providing program direction to best leverage NGDS capabilities. NGDS Transport Aircraft Program Management Office (PMO) is headquartered in Huntsville Alabama.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The Technical Publication Manager (Librarian/Archivist) is responsible for creating and maintaining an online master technical publication electronic library.
  • Obtains government hosted technical publications from the US Army Technical Publications Online Library or directly from the Fixed Wing Project Office (FWPO) appointed Point of Contact (POC).
  • Obtains commercially hosted technical publications from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
  • Creates and maintains commercially hosted technical publication subscription accounts, typically from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
  • Maintains technical publications to the current revision.
  • Archives superseded technical publications that lead to Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) manuals with associated supplemental data for reporting requirements to the Customer.
  • Performs scheduled technical publication revision currency verification reviews.
  • Ensures Data License Agreements (DLA) are applicable to hosted technical publications.
  • Maintains close coordination with the operations, logistics and program manager.
  • Build and sustain an effective, engaged, and integrated technical publication team in a complex, geographically disperse, partner-rich, and dynamic environment.
  • Direct subcontractors and suppliers driving towards alignment on common program compliance issues.
  • Complies with required Customer required reports in a timely and efficient manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 10 years or more of experience managing fleet technical publication library.  Military experience will be considered.
  • FAA certified airframe & power plant mechanic
  • Previous experience as a quality assurance examiner at Aviation CLS activity
  • Excellent verbal, and written communications skills, as well as collaborative management style, and an inherent drive to deliver on commitments.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining a Secret security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 20 years military or contract maintenance experience on complex turbine aircraft.
  • Previous or current FAA inspector certification
  • Previous supervisory experience leading maintenance team
  • The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.

Salary Range: $97,300 USD - $145,900 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.