EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Arts (Swinburne University of Technology – Melbourne)
  • Diploma Occupational Health and Safety
  • Diploma Journalism
  • Diploma Electronics
  • Diploma Computing (programming and database processing)
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment
  • Certificate  Risk Management
  • Restricted Electrical Workers License (to 440VAC)
  • P.L.C. Programming for R&D and automation of plant/equipment

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Document Management Tasmania (Tasmania): Technical Writing Services
  • R&D PROJECTS (Tasmania):  Tidal Energy (mobile), Water Capture Devices, Marine Equipment Design, Marine Test & Measurement
  • JAYBEN (Tasmania):  A.I. , Robotics, Hydraulics, Data Comms, Process Control
  • Environmental Equipment (Monitoring/Calibrating/Maintenance)
  • PNG Oil and Gas Technical Writing from Tasmania
  • IPF (Tasmania) – Work Instructions / Safety
  • RFT (Tasmania) – HR/Financial/Mental Health Services Software Feasibility and Tender Report – for new and upgraded software
  • BHP-BILLITON ($3billion HBI-DRI Port Hedland) (Worsley Alumina Refinery) (Ravensthorpe Nickel) – Technical Writing
  • RIO TINTO (Dampier Port) (Brockman IV) (Hope Downs) (Pilbara Iron Locomotive Project) – Technical Writing/Feasibility Report
  • JOHN HOLLAND – Safety Advisor (Worsley Alumina Refinery $4billion Expansion Project)
  • FREMANTLE PORTS – Inner and Outer Harbour electrical isolation systems manuals
  • STIRLING CITY COUNCIL – ITIL documentation of business processes for IT Department
  • ALCAN (Nhulunbuy Alumina Refinery $4billion Expansion Project) Technical Writing
  • MACMAHON (Newman/Ore body 18 Critical Task Analysis and Technical Writing)
  • KBR / LYCOPODIUM Mining (Hope Downs Project) – Technical Writing
  • MA’ADEN (Saudi Alumina Refinery) – Technical Writing
  • UNIVERSITY of WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Manual on Water Research Instrumentation and Software (Global Package)
  • WESTERN POWER (Business Continuity Manual/Emergency Manuals)
  • HERITAGE FM RADIO – research, produce, present own programs  – 2 hour Magazine Style program and 1 hour Business program plus Current Affairs and NEWS
  • PREMIUM PERSONNEL (Senior Technical Recruiter/EOH&S Manager/Database Designer)
  • ERG (International Transport Systems and Smart Card Projects) – Technical Writing and Software/Electro-mechanical Product Testing
  • ALCOA (Electronic Engineering Services via Honeywell Australia)
  • BRADKEN FOUNDRIES (Foundry Laboratory, Computing and Melting) – electronic servicing to OE Spectrometer
  • LECO – WA State Manager for Laboratory Equipment sales and service
  • HONEYWELL (Process, Chemistry, Laboratory, Electronics Senior Service Engineer) at ALCOA Refineries, Worsley Alumina, Hospitals and Major WA companies
  • ADAM TECHNOLOGY – Photogrammetry (electronics and software services to start-up company before take-over by Japanese company)
  • ARL (Applied Research Laboratories which is now FISONS) – Service Engineer for Spectroscopic Laboratory Equipment – WA/NSW/QLD and Thailand
  • DATACRAFT – Data-Communications Service Engineer (Perth) – Bond Corporation – Stock Market – Banks and Major Businesses
  • PHILIPS (Data Systems Service Manager, Laboratory/Medical Electronics)
  • DOBBIE DICO FOUNDRY (QA and EOH&S Manager)
  • ENVIRORENT and ENVIROEQUIP (Sales, Rental, Servicing and State Manager)
  • MONCRIEFF COMPUTERS – Computer Service Engineer (Perth)
  • WA FOUNDRIES – database developer -complete turnkey database systems for technical and administration
  • FOUNDRY TECHNICAL POSITIONS – Johns Perry Castings, Boral, Natcast, BradKen
  • MARATHON TYRES- Database System for sales administration, stock reduction and marketing for Western Australia
  • ASSET SERVICES- Database System for administration of stock, inventory, services
  • ERG (Electronic Systems , Smart Card and Transport Fare Automation Systems – International Technical Writing)
  • THE WEST AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER (Technical Feature Articles)
  • WESTERN MINING (Metallurgy Research Technician – Uranium/Copper/Gold on Roxby Downs / Yeelirrie projects)
  • SWAN BREWERY (Chemical/Microbiology Analyst/Process Technician/ QA)
  • HYDRO ELECTRIC COMMISSION (Field and Research Hydrology for dam building-Tasmania)
  • ANM NEWSPRINT MILLS (now Norske Skog) (Technical Control – Tasmania)
  • COMMONWEALTH CARBIDE WORKS (Relief Industrial Chemist-Tasmania)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Fellow Institute of Scientific & Technical Communicators (UK)
  • Australian Society of Technical Communicators
  • Australian Society of Authors
  • Member Technical Writer Institute Australia
  • Golden Key International Society (Swinburne University Chapter)

OTHER CERTIFICATION:

  • “R” Restricted Electrical Workers License (EWL: 124471)
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Vulnerable People card (incl. Children)
  • Transport Licenses for: Car, Heavy Rigid Truck and Bus, Motorcycle, Motor Boat)

PUBLISHED WORKS:

  • “Unexpected Unintended”NOVEL published May 2021
  • “Twelve Stories Short” – 12 short stories published by Cyberwit 2021
  • “Framed by Poetry” – 83 poems published by Cyberwit 2020
  • “Climate Change Poems” – 2020
  • “Shadows, Anxiety and Narrative” – poetry 2019
  • “Quick Stories for Quick Kids” – 2019
  • “RUBY’S Covert MISSION”NOVEL published November 2018
  • “DIAMOND for a RUBY”NOVEL published 2018
  • “SPY within a RUBY”NOVEL published 2018
  • “Short Comedy Routines” – comedy skits  published 2018
  • “Circle in a Spiral”NOVEL published 2017  (Science Fiction Thriller)
  • “JEMMA – Short Stories” – published 2017 short stories
  • “Blind Familiarity” – poems published
  • “Business Analysis Package” – original computer programs (business/technical)
  • “SAN (Symbolic Art Notation)  Language” – own visual literacy invention
  • “Peripheral Lives”
  • “Short Stories to Pass Time”
  • “Pictures of Life” – original Music CD published 2013
  • “Rise Swiftly Up” – 2nd prize Adam Lindsay Gordon Poetry Competition 2008 – Melbourne

OWN Businesses:

  • Buffet 48 – Mobile Catering (clients included Swan Brewery and Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth)
  • Raven Publishing Company Pty Ltd – Publishing of books in WA and tutoring in Maths, Computer Programming and Commercial Computer Software
  • Scrambler Technologies – Electronic servicing of laboratory and industrial equipment – specialist OE Spectroscopy and Software – Complete company databases in Access – Technical Computer Programs – Original Software Products (sold throughout Australia)
  • Envirosupport – Since 1992 – Electronics design and service, technical writing, multi-media, software design, databases design and implementation, marine electronics

Phone:   0417181077   Email:   stefannicholson@bigpond.com

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