Erica Wodzak

Erica Wodzak


Aug 2010 - May 2011

Master of Management

University of British Columbia

Activities and Societies: Ch'nook Scholar, ECM Executive Council - VP Sports & Recreation, UBC Masters Swim Club, UBC Rec League Official, UBC Rec Assistant Director

Participant in UBC Rec Dodgeball, Flag Football, and Ultimate Frisbee Leagues

Sep 2005 - Apr 2010

Bachelor of Applied Science

University of British Columbia

Completed with Co-op Standing

Activities and Societies: UBC Rec Assistant Director, UBC Rec League Official, BCSPCA Volunteer Dog-Walker

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2011 - Present

Technical Writer

  • Develop content for industrial training manuals and operating & maintenance procedures using site-specific engineering information
  • Create lesson, assessment, and training plans to supplement training manuals and procedures
  • Correspond with subject matter experts to obtain and clarify technical information as required
  • Collaborate with other technical writers to ensure consistency across project modules, and to enable smooth interaction with client representatives
  • Implement in-house and client edits
  • Contracted to AMEC Global Project Management to aid in implementing a project management plan that will be used worldwide
  • Create and adapt documentation to allow for unified work-sharing across all AMEC offices, thus increasing AMEC's capability to take on larger scale projects
  • Selected for project management role based on experience, expertise, and work performance
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Nuclear Research Reactor Ageing Intern

International Atomic Energy Association at the United Nations
  • Built and maintained a nuclear reactor ageing database by liaising with contractors in Germany to obtain vital reactor documentation; database is still in use by nuclear facilities worldwide
  • Collaborated as a part of a broadly cultured workplace where a number of UN organizations were represented; met regularly with foreign delegates, expanding my cultural awareness and knowledge
  • Obtained and processed requests for procurement from IAEA members in South America
  • Organized and coordinated excursions to other countries for a multi-cultured network of fellow interns
Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Student Ergonomist

Ontario Power Generation
  • Decreased occurrence and impact of workplace musculoskeletal disorders by assessing office workspace environment for ergonomic correctness; recommended improvements to increase employee productivity
  • Increased employee safety through analysis and assessment of industrial operating components
  • Improved musculoskeletal disorder awareness by educating and communicating with employees about proactive prevention of overexertion 
  • Reviewed station condition records for any reported unsafe practice within the facility; investigated and coached employees on safe operation practices where necessary
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Microfluidics Research Technician

British Columbia Cancer Agency's Genome Science Centre
  • Designed, produced and developed microfluidic mask molds in clean-room laboratory
  • Manufactured microfluidic “lab-on-a-chip” for use in DNA synthesis research 
  • Composed a microcontroller program to control the chip, and designed a graphical user interface to allow user to create input sequences
  • Designed and assisted in the machining of manifolds and containment devices for microfluidic project
May 2007 - Dec 2007

Process/Manufacturing Engineering Assistant

ASCO Aerospace Canada Ltd
  • Improved efficiency of Boeing slat-track assembly by developing a more streamlined assembly process
  • Decreased Boeing 787 crown frame manufacturing time by designing an overhead rail system to transport frames throughout the shop 
  • Produced detailed drawings of shop layouts, aircraft components and process-refining structures using CATIA 
  • Presented concepts and procedures to colleagues and superiors regarding assembly process-improvement 
  • Liaised with outside suppliers to receive cost estimates for fixtures and improvement structures
May 2006 - Aug 2006

Computer & Controls Engineering Intern

Ontario Power Generation
  • Implemented new uniform-software-writing protocol by composing code to read in current programs not complying with protocol, and altering naming conventions to promote universal readability of these non-compliant programs
  • Tested software for use in the nuclear reactor control rooms for monitoring critical reactor-status in real-time
  • Decreased the number of software bugs and malfunctions through evaluation of programs, and reporting issues to software department

Design Accomplishments


Dec 2002 - Present

Level II Snowboard Instructor

Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors
Dec 2002 - Present

Level I Ski Instructor

Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance