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Principal Graphic Artist

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10042293Category: CommunicationsLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 1At 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.Program Position:Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has an opening for a Principal Graphics Artist in Huntsville, Al. Candidate will provide graphic arts and illustration expertise in the development of operator, maintainer, and administrator software for interactive electronic technical manuals and electronic technical manuals.Position Summary / Responsibilities:Creates line drawings and as needed illustrations for 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. Coordinates editorial illustrations and creative artwork for publications such as magazines, brochures, handbooks, and posters, translating facts and features of subject material into graphic terms that best convey intended meaning. Creates graphic presentations that communicate mood, emphasis, insight, viewpoint, and similar visual impressions. Works closely with internal company contacts to understand requirements and create cost efficient graphic designs through available mediums. May be responsible for photographic equipment maintenance and operation to include video and photo shoots of events and equipment operations. May also have responsibility or input on reproduction and printing processes through in-house resources or outside vendors.Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing or coordinating with technical writers, provisioners, maintenance engineers, product developers, and observing performance of production methods, referring to technical specifications, blueprints, engineering illustrations, and work instructions. Oversees preparation of illustrative materials, selecting drawings, sketches, diagrams and charts. Conducts quality review of materials, provides statuses and reports as required, and interfaces directly with the customer and Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) publications representatives.QualificationsBasic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Graphics Arts, Communications, or related field and six years of applicable experience. Four years applicable experience with a Master's degree. Four years of additional experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree. - MUST be proficient in the use of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Office Suite (MS Word and PowerPoint), and Adobe Acrobat Professional. - MUST demonstrate proficiency in the development (creation, editing, reviewing, and finalization) of paged-based and frame-based technical manual line drawing illustrations as raster and vector based graphics. - MUST be proficient in the graphics development for Operator, Maintainer, and Sustainment level IETMs and ETMs to include Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL). - MUST have the ability to research, review, understand technical information, interpret engineering drawings, interface with maintenance engineers and provisioners, and develop procedural illustrations for technical documentation. - MUST be able to participate in peer reviews, Validations, Verifications, and Logistics Maintenance Demonstration events to ensure accuracy, usability and compliance of IETMs/ETMs illustrations within contract requirements and associated specifications. - MUST possess strong oral and written communication skills and be able to prepare and present reports and presentations using MS Office products to co-workers, managers, and customers.- Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.Preferred Qualifications: - Familiar with Arbortext Editor, IADS, MS Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat Professional. - Familiarity with DoD specifications MIL-HDBK-1222* and current MIL-STDs -40051-1* and -40051-2*. - Familiarity with the process for creation, editing , review, finalization, and publishing of DMWRs, PMCs, LOs, MWOs, BDARs, and SBs pamphlets pocket guides, quick reference guides, and commercial pamphlets across multiple services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard). - Familiarity of Government Printing Office (GPO) style guide. - Familiarity with military (U.S. Army) maintenance concepts to include the Army's two-level maintenance concept and maintenance allocation chart (MAC) use in TM development. - Knowledge of Beyond Compare and Ultra Edit software. - Ability to stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time, and potentially climb upon large vehicles or systems. May occasionally be required to lift up to 50 pounds. - Have the ability to travel ( - Have the ability to multitask on more than one project at a time. - Have the ability to work with a group or independently, and able to complete assigned tasks within the required deadlines.Salary Range: $69,300 USD - $103,900 USDEmployees 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 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Huntsville , Principal Graphic Artist, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Huntsville, Alabama

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