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Principle Graphics Artist


Chipton-Ross is seeking a Principle Graphics Artist for an opportunity in Huntsville, AL.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for a Principle 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.

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 (Total of 10 years applicable/relevant experience.).
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.
Preferred Qualifications:
Familiar with Arbortext Editor, IADS, MS Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Familiarity with DoD specifications MIL-HDBK-1222* and 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, Ultra Edit, and XMLSpy 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 (<10%) when required, mostly within CONUS. 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. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Graphics Arts, Communications, or related field, OR Master's degree is required. Four years of additional experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree (Total of 10 years applicable/relevant experience.). School must be accredited. HOURS: 9/80 workweek
Job Number: 179486
Job Location: Huntsville, AL
Rate: Up to $42.79 DOE
Duration: 1 year
Input Date: 06/05/2019
Last Updated: 06/17/2019
Attention: Zachary Fasano
Address: 343 MAIN ST
City, State: EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245
Phone: 310/414-7800 X286
800 Phone: 800/927-9318
Fax Phone: 310/414-7808

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