!!!Freshly Safety Training Certified Inexperienced Miner!!
Name(Last, First, Middle):
WHEATON, STEPHEN, RAY
HS Diploma - Jefferson-Morgan Sr/Jr Highschool;
Jefferson, PA. 15344
PA. Required Underground Mining Saftey Course:
Instructor: Tom Schumaker. Completed: 5/24/12 Expires: 5/23/15
Meets Requirements in all States with the exception of West Virginia.
Personal Skills, Traits, Aspirations, Intentions, and Flaws:
+ All throughout school I was in Advanced Placement Classes. I finished my work quicker and with relative ease in comparison to others. As a child the school had my IQ tested and told me I had a genius level IQ. Which placed extra pressure on me to Excell.
Throughout the years my father and my grand father(R.I.P.) taught me the 4 generation old family trade of masonry. In the summers I worked with them to put away money for the school year events and such, but Money never lasts nearly as long as it takes to earn it, however the one thing I did earn in that time that I can't spend but will always keep with me and be proud to have in my arsenal of skills is Masonry. Stone, Block, Brick, Concrete, you name it I've done it a time or two. As a Blocklayer's laborer your mortar board will never be empty and I'll do everything in my power to keep you happily fluidly clipping right along. Unfortunately it makes non family references a little harder to supply, but not impossible.
In school I worked hard to stay ahead in hopes of skipping ahead a grade or two, at first. Then in 11th and 12th Grade, I, like most kids who looked at school as a social gathering for their own benefit became kind of spoiled and realized half my effort was good enough to keep up with everyone one else and so I did what was required and became accustomed to slacking. It was only when I attempted to go on to college that I encountered the self realization of my horrible work ethic and lack of Ambition. Upon realizing this I quickly removed myself from college to get back into the working world. With the constant support, wisdom and critiquing of my mother, father, and step-father. I was able and ready to get myself back into my right state of mind. I contribute the funk I was in to immaturity and a decline in self confidence.
I was able to gain employment from an old family friend, who knew from the past I was an good efficient laborer, in a sub division of a multi-billion dollar gas and oil company known as Shaft Drillers International. The sub-division was the Coastal Drilling East: Dirt Division. During my time there my bosses(should be able to provide unbiased recommendations and criticisms pertaining to my work ethic.), whom I had known all throughout growing up including my father taught me what the could about erosion control building well sites and other mine, gas, and oil above ground operations pads, equipment safety and operations, and of course Consol, OSHA, and MSHA regulations, safety suggestions, rules, and requirements. I quickly learned as much as I could every day I could. I got my ambition back. I worked hard 10-14hrs a day and I felt great. I had my ambition back, my motivation was learning all I could about all this exciting new stuff and of course with all those hours comes a nice paycheck. No feeling beats knowing you earned that money and with it you can have all the things you've ever dreamed of. You just have to go out and make it happen. Being young independant and happily employed is my goal.
As I have yet to step into a mine, my mind is a clean slate or a fresh ball of clay waiting to be molded into the mind of a safe hard working and enthusiastic young miner. I can't wait to get my foot in the door so I can start asking questions, soaking up information, and doing my part to keep the coal mining industry a safe, productive, and rewarding place for myself and my future co-workers to be able to come into and most importantly go home from everyday.
My name is Stephen Ray Wheaton. I thank you for taking the time to read this and for considering me as a possible candidate for employment. I know many mines are only hiring or looking for Black hat's and Bosses right now, but someday those Experienced Miners will retire to spend time enjoying the rich full lives the mine has given them and their families . There will still be work to be done. I will not disappoint and I will prove myself an asset to the company and my Co-workers. Someone's gotta pick up where the men who've put their time in leave off.
Please contact me for further information if interested:
Home: 724-883-3829 or 724-627-9348
Again your time and
interest are deeply appreciated