Computer programmer

May 1983 - November 1983

Reported to: SoftCo Computer Consultants
St Lucia,
Queensland
Australia
Responsibilities: Maintain and enhance a computer program that provided enhancements to the TRSDOS disk operating system for the Tandy Model 1 and 3 computers

Chief Workshop Technician

August 1980 - May 1983

Reported to: Mr. Dane Horgan, Manager
TPS Pty Ltd.
427 Springwood Rd,
Daisy Hill
Queensland
Australia
TPS produced a variety of process control instrumentation including pH meters, conductivity meters and power supplies used in electrophoresis experiments.
Responsibilities: As head workshop technician my responsibilities included
  • General staff supervision
  • construction, calibration and repair of electrochemical instrumentation equipment
Achievements:
  • Completed Certificate Course in Electronics and Communications at South Brisbane College of Technical and Further Education
  • Became proficient at Z80 assembler and BASIC programming
  • Extended my knowledge of electronics and their use in process control applications

Technician

March 1980 - August 1980

Reported to: Mr. E. Clarkeson
Waltronics
19 Boscowan St
Rochedale,
Queensland
Australia
Waltronics was primarily involved in the production and maintenance of electronic industrial control equipment. The product line included:
  • hydraulic press brakes safety interlock
  • press brake servo-driven positioning equipment

  • The safety interlocks were installed in various Queensland TAFE colleges to provide protection to apprentices during metal work exercises
    Responsibilities:
  • Design of single and double-sided printed circuit boards
  • Circuit board assembly
  • Installation and calibration of the safety interlock devices at various sites

  • Technician

    February 1979 - December 1979

    Reported to: Mr. H. Gedden
    Communication Systems Australia
    Abbotsford Rd
    Albion,
    Queensland,
    Australia
    Responsibilities: Various duties associated with installation and repair of intercoms, telephone answering machines and car stereos.