Technical Editor and Writer

Northrop Grumman

3.2

(26)

Rolling Meadows, IL

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    Position summary

    Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

    Our Rolling Meadows, IL. location is looking for a Technical Writer/Editor.

    Candidate will be responsible for authoring/editing technical documents detailing highly complex, state-of-the-art Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), Targeting Systems, and Countermeasures equipment designed to protect host aircraft from Radio Frequency (RF) and Infrared (IR) threats.

    Systems are installed on a wide variety of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Technical documents include, but are not limited to: Flight Manuals, Job Guides, General Equipment/Systems, Fault Isolation, Fault Reporting, and Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB). Candidates will have specific knowledge and experience writing to Military Standards and Specifications and have responsibility for creating a wide variety of content, to include Theory of Operation, Maintenance, Operation, Troubleshooting, Block Diagrams, and Wiring Diagrams.

    The applicant must possess the ability to clearly and effectively communicate technical specifications and instructions to both operators and maintainers of the equipment. The candidate will acquire 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 peer's documentation.

    The candidate shall present writing samples.

    Basic Qualifications for Technical Writer:

    • Bachelors' degree and 3 years related experience or master's and 1 years related experience.
    • Demonstrated competency in desktop and publishing applications, should include the following: Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
    • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat Suite
    • Other knowledge, skills, and experience include:
      • Proofing/editing
      • Print production
      • Fine attention to detail
    • U.S. citizen and ability to obtain Security Clearance-Secret

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated competency in at least one of the following: FrameMaker, Broadvision (Quicksilver), or Arbortext Editor
    • Experience with Mil Standards (Air Force, Navy, Army)
    • Ability to interpret simple schematic circuits.

    Salary Range: $62,600 - $93,800

    The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

    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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

    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://https://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

    Why you should apply for a job to Northrop Grumman:

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Back-up Care Advantage offers employees a safety net for those days when regular care arrangements fall through.
  • Sitter City offers access to babysitters, dog walkers & caregivers who can assist with special needs, companion care, housekeeping & more.
  • We’ve partnered with College Coach, an organization that can assist employees and their families through important educational challenges.