Northrop Grumman Technical Editor and Writer 4 in San Diego, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

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TheSystems Engineering Integration and Testteam at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team asa Technical Editor and Write 4based out of San Diego, CA.

What You'll get to Do:

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 technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Primary responsibilities include writing/ updating payload and ground equipment maintenance manuals, supporting manual verifications with customer, creating service bulletins, and writing/updating a payload operator manual. Must be familiar with developing MIL-STD-45001 Technical Manuals (-13&P and/or -23&P). Must be familiar with developing Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTLs). Experience with Arbortext system administration, document set-up, and authoring is a plus.

Acquires subject knowledge by: (1) interviewing product developers, engineers, logisticians, lab technicians, 3-D model animators, production personnel, and field technicians, (2) observing performance of system maintenance, and (3) researching technical specifications, related program documents, engineering drawings, 3-D animations/job aids, and maintenance videos. Responsible for coordinating equipment photo shoots with on-staff photographer. Responsible for acquiring/creating original illustrations for manuals.

Conducts peer reviews of program documents generated; coordinates stakeholder review with Configuration Management. (CM). Conducts technical manual validation/verification with customer. Serves as a consultant to management for work estimates for task orders and proposals.

Must be a highly motivated, self-starter who is deadline-driven. Writer will be responsible for all phases of document generation (i.e., researching, writing, customer verification, incorporating verification updates, and delivery via CM). Must have a background in (or an excellent understanding of) hardware maintenance and all phases of logistics. Must be able to read engineering drawings and be able to research available resources in a timely manner to find needed information. Must be able to manage his/her time well to generate high quality documentation on schedule.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 10 Years of relatedexperiencewith Bachelors Degree; 8 Years with Masters.

  • Must have excellent technical writing skills with a focus on accuracy and consistency of both technical information and documentation layout.

  • Must have a focus on the end-user needs to safely performing his/her job, while protecting the equipment from potential damage and ensuring a successful mission.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Snag-It. Must be familiar with SharePoint for document upload/retrieval and ClearQuest for DocDefect status and reporting.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Additional qualifications include: (1) an understanding of Configuration Management processes, (2) experience with creating software user manuals and test cases, and (3) experience with training development. Experience with Arbortext, FrameMaker, Visio, AutoCAD, Solidworks, 3-D Modeling, and/or S1000D is a plus.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

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.