Principal Technical Editor, Writer, and Training Developer

    Northrop Grumman
    Huntsville, AL
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    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. Acquires 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 materials. Creates Programs of Instruction, Student Guides, Instructor Guides, Quick Reference Guides, Pocket Guides, Test Packages, Online Help, etc. A Training Developer (TD) works with a broad range of team members to include Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), engineers, graphics specialists, photographers, and customers. It is important that a TD has an ability to interview and extract necessary information from the SMEs. Strong technical writing skills are mandatory.


    Qualifications :

    Basic Qualifications:

    To be considered for this position, you must, at a minimum, meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
    • 6 Years experience as a Technical Editor and Writer with a Bachelors degree; 4 Years experience with a Masters degree; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
    • Experience working with military technical documents related to training development, training delivery, and integrated logistics support ARs, Mil Specifications and Preferences, Technical Bulletins, IETMs, DIDs, etc.)
    • 5+ years of experience and advanced skills with the Microsoft Office product suite
    • 3+ years of experience and intermediate skills with Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator
    • Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance
    Preferred Qualifications:

    Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
    • Formal training as a Military Training Developer and/or Instructor/Writer and 6 years related experience
    • Masters Degree in English, Writing, Instructional Design, or related field
    • Experience working in AGILE development environment
    • Systems Approach to Training (SAT), Common Faculty Development - Developer Course, Instructional Design Basic Course (IDBC), Faculty Development Program-3 (FDP-3), or Advanced Training Developer Course (ATDC) certification
    • 6+ years working with military technical documents related to training development, training delivery, and integrated logistics support (ARs, Mil Specifications and Preferences, Technical Bulletins, IETMs, DIDs, etc.)
    • Advanced Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and/or Adobe Illustrator user
    • Experience as a photographer
    • Experience as military training developer, and/or instructor writer
    • Possess active Secret Clearance
    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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    Posting ID: 552780370Posted: 2020-05-21