EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION:

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

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • JAYBEN (Tasmania): InSitu Pacific/Boeing/DoD (Aerial Drone Launcher and Recovery Modules)
  • SMART MOVE(R) App (NSW/QLD) – Software Technical Writing Services
  • DMTas – Document Management Tasmania (Tasmania): Corporate Technical Writing Services
  • R&D PROJECTS (Tasmania):  Tidal Energy (mobile), Water Capture Devices, Marine Equipment Design, Marine Test & Measurement
  • JAYBEN (Tasmania):  S60 Geotechnical Stabiliser: A.I. , Robotics, Hydraulics, Data Comms, Process Control
  • ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT (Monitoring/Calibrating/Maintenance)
  • OILSEARCH -PNG Oil and Gas Technical Writing
  • IPF Incitec Pivot(Tasmania) – Industrial Work Instructions / Safety
  • RFT (Tasmania) – HR/Financial/Mental Health Services Software Feasibility and Tender Report – for new and upgraded software
  • BHP-BILLITON Projects ($3billion HBI-DRI Port Hedland) (Worsley Alumina Refinery) (Ravensthorpe Nickel) – Technical Writing
  • BHP-BILLITON – WORSLEY ALUMINA – Wrote 29 manuals in 2 years with illustrator Colin Kershaw (CSK Illustrations) for the entire Worsley site $4billion expansion project. The manuals covered all Facilities at Worsley, Bunbury Port Operations and the Power Station. We covered the entire project with fixed costings per Facility. The manuals were engineering technical manuals describing how everything worked (mechanical, electrical, process, operations).
  • RIO TINTO Projects (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
  • CALIBRE GLOBAL – Iron ore sites in Pilbara – 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
  • FRED HOETMER ELECTRONICS (Fremantle and Garden Island, WA): On-ship HMAS Canberra and Aurora Australis – Inmarsat Communications and Gyro Calibration/Maintenance
  • UNIVERSITY of WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Manual on Water Research Instrumentation and Software (Global Package)
  • SINCLAIR KNIGHT MERZ – Technical Writing – Dampier Port Expansion
  • WESTERN POWER (Business Continuity Manual/Emergency Manuals)
  • HERITAGE FM RADIO – researcher, producer, presenter of 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. Transport Fare Automation Systems for Hong Kong, Seattle, London, Manchester, Sydney, Sri Jaya, Denmark, Toronto.
  • ALCOA (Electronic Engineering Services via Honeywell Australia to all laboratory/industrial and research equipment)
  • BRADKEN FOUNDRIES (Foundry Laboratory, Computing and Melting) – electronic servicing to Optical Emission Spectrometer – Software Development
  • LECO – WA State Manager for Laboratory Equipment (sales and service engineer)
  • HONEYWELL (Process, Chemistry, Laboratory, Electronics Senior Service Engineer, Computer Engineer) at ALCOA Refineries, Worsley Alumina, Hospitals and Major WA Corporate 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/Banking/ATM Electronics)
  • DOBBIE DICO FOUNDRY (QA and EOH&S Manager)
  • ENVIRORENT and ENVIROEQUIP (Sales, Rental, Servicing and State Manager) – Sales from 0 to $1,000,000 in one year plus did servicing/management
  • 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
  • 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)
  • AUSTRALIAN 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)

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
  • “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
  • “Business Analysis Package” – original computer programs (business/technical)
  • “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:

  • Envirosupport Pty Ltd – Since 1992 and current – Electronics design and service, technical writing, multi-media, software design, databases design and implementation, marine and industrial electronics
  • 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 Optical Emission Spectroscopy and Software – Complete company databases in Access – Specialised Technical Computer Programs – Original Software Products (sold throughout Australia)
  • Epic Soundtrax– Tuition in music, keyboard/synthesiser, music composition, recording studio (multi-track – classical, film, jazz, modern, advertising)
  • Tour Bus Operator– License to drive 48-seater double storey coach. Operated the Discover West “Welcome to Perth” tour from city to surf with historical commentary.
  • Minibus Charters -Operated minibus charters for schools and social functions and airport transfers in Perth, WA.
  • Hobart Maxi Taxi Driver – Hobart Maxi-Taxi tourism and function tours in and around Tasmania, plus taxi rank work. Transport for disabled people and wheel-chair hoist to social, medical, aged care facilities and hospital visits.

Phone:   0417181077  

Email:   stefannicholson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s