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Shramek - Glass Blower - Beaverton, OR, USA

Michael Shramek

Beaverton, OR, USA


Glass Blower


I would say I have a lot of experience heat shielding. LOL. I am eager to learn. I have been taught how to gather and blow a bubble. I am a very fast learner and am on my way to mastering other endeavors in life. Those being the guitar, academic pursuits, a full drum set someday, This is one of them and I am seeking the right opportunity and person to see this as a lifelong friendship.. I hope to have an alliance along the way that shares the same love, passion, and respect for glassblowing.

Work History

farm lead

Healing Ponds - Organic Farm

From June 2013

Providing Life. Maintaining farm ecosystem by providing attention, care, love,
knowledge, patience and wisdom. Provide care for full life cycle of ducks, bees,
chickens, turkeys, Jersey milk cows, slaughter cows, goats, geese and pigs. Solving
Problems. Farm work. I have a "What needs to be done?" attitude. Task orientated.
Can listen to direction and also provide direction. I'm very skilled with a shovel. I
prefer soft dirt after it has rained and has been left to dry slightly. Planting and
Harvesting crops. Getting stung by bees. Having a good attitude.


Machine Manufacturing Technology

April 2013 - June 2013

Dean's List

I entered into the machine manufacturing technology program at Portland
Community College on April 2013. I Finished my first term in the Machine
manufacturing technology program June 10th, 2013. I was placed on the Dean's List
which means i finished my classes with a GPA over 3.5. I plan to continue to further
my education as time and money allow. I really enjoy learning about and working in the machine trade. I successfully completed the following classes:

Machine Tool Basics
Blueprint Reading 1
Blueprint Reading 2
Machine Shop Math
Speeds and Feeds
Machine Shop Trigonometry
Basic Measuring Tools

I have really enjoyed my introduction into this field so far because i like knowing
what is required of me and using my ability to produce that requirement within certain tolerances.

Assisted General Contractor

Blue Collared Trade Services

October 2012 - December 2012

in various stages of residential construction. Including
plumbing, roofing, and carpentry. Vigorous in taking directions. Hard working and organized. Exceptional ability to exert heavy physical effort. Professional demeanor.
Efficient and neat. Correctly rigged and hoisted material. Conveyed materials and tools about the job site. Dug shallow holes or trenches to support posts and braces.
Held lumber in place for carpenters to nail in form building. Cleaned wooden, metal or other concrete forms. Worked as a safe and productive member of a construction
crew. Assisted in concrete placement in various elements. Transported and unloaded
needed materials to job sites. Followed established safety rules and regulations
maintaining a safe & clean environment. Shaped/cut materials to specified
measurements using hand tools and machines. Measured and marked cutting lines on materials using a ruler, pencil, chalk & marking gauge. Removed
damaged/defective parts of structures and repaired/replaced them using hand tools.
Prompted resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur.

08/1/2012 - 9/4/2012
Environment Oregon

Worked on an environmental campaign with a non-profit, community driven
organization. Campaign was to promote community awareness about logging
companies clear cutting old-growth forest surrounding crater lake.


Portland Purple Water

June 2012 - August 2012

In charge of maintaining home aquaponic systems. Measuring aquaponic systems for correct ph, ammonia, nitrates, and nitrogen levels. Balancing systems if needed.
Feeding fish. Constructing home aquaponics systems based on clients needs. Basic
plant Horticulture and plant nutrient requirement study. Incorporation of Black
soldier fly larvae into systems to create as sustainable as environment for symbiotic
relationships between different life systems.

Founded by owner

The Portland Vase LLC

From August 2011

The Portland Vase specializes in exceptional glassware and style. With a wide
variety of all things exquisite, we cater to the tastes of all. Founded by owner
Michael Shramek with hopes to turn your dollar into something great.
Responsibilities include: Sales, Distribution, Time Management, Marketing, Video
Production, Website, Billing, Invoices, Records, Employee Management,
Communication, Teamwork. Soon to become incorporated and registered as a sub
chapter S.

Michael Shramek

Fire Performer

From October 2010

September 2010 I started fire dancing as a performance art. On June 8, 2011, I was
compensated 600$ for 30 minutes of my time as a fire performer and my plane
ticket was compensated. I was asked to perform at a festival in my hometown.
Huge personal accomplishment for me as I had, at the time, not yet been
performing for even a year. This was a demonstration of hard work and dedication.
This shows what can be manifested with some time invested.

Apprentice Glassblower

Elements Glass

From September 2010

Founded by owners Ian Gilula and Aaron Frankel, Elements Glass is a vibrant,
state-of-the-art glass studio and production gallery. Located in the Pearl District,
Elements makes a significant contribution to Portland's dynamic artistic
environment. I work as Ian's assistant off and on while i continue to further my
education in sustainable agriculture. Teamwork, Trust, High Energy, Communication,
Collaboration, and Invention.

Apprentice Glassblower

June 2010 - September 2010

Baker Glass

Use hand torch and lathe to prefab glass apparatus for scientific glass blowing.
Safety, high attention to detail, able to solve problems on own, skilled manual

Customer Service, Sales, Account Billing and Receivables, Auditing Final Paper Work


July 2008 - June 2010

Creating Customer Work Files, Insurance Billing, Cross training less able employees,
Calling Customers, Working with Insurance Adjusters, Working with Auto Body
Technicians and Painters, Collision damage analysis. Experience with Pathways,
Mitchell and Audatex estimating systems. Worked with others on insurance direct
repair programs. ICAR educated. Some experience with Profit Net management

Detailing Cars, Shop Helper, Tearing Down vehicles for inspection, Customer Service


June 2007 - July 2008

Quality Control, OSHA Safety Committee Leader, Hazard Identification, Safety
Committee Coordinator and minutes keeper. High Attention to Detail.


Pacific Pizza Co

February 2005 - June 2007

Customer Satisfaction, Supervising Employees, Oregon Lottery, Inventory, Answering
Phones, Solving Problems, Managing Bank Transactions.

Qualifications & Certifications

Portland Community College - Sylvania

Robert S Farrel High school

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