Production Resume Examples

Updated September 11, 2021

Jobs in production, such as assembler and fabricators, machine operators, machinists, quality control inspectors, welders, and more are projected to decline 4% between 2019 and 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result, there will be approximately 423,200 fewer positions in the field. More than likely, this decrease in jobs is an unfortunate byproduct of advancements in technology, meaning that certain tasks can now be done by machines without human intervention.

Fortunately, there are still plenty of production jobs on the market. The slight shortage simply means that to land the best positions, it’s critical that you develop an impressive and well-organized resume that will give hiring managers a reason to look twice. Use the four downloadable resumes and the tips for writing an outstanding production resume as a step-by-step guide for getting your next job.

Downloadable Resume Examples

No Experience

Example #1 No Experience

2-3 years

Example #2 2-3 Years

5-10 Years

Example #3 5-10 Years

10+ Years

Example #4 10+ Years

Production Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • No Experience 0
  • 2-3 years 2-3
  • 5-10 Years 5-10
  • 10+ Years 10+

Emmanuel Perez
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]
923 Orange Ave, Bismark, NE 58505

Profile

Experienced welding apprentice who is a Certified Welder and proficient in all major forms of welding. Holds a college degree in Welding Technology and graduated number one in the major out of over 45 students. Bilingual in English and Spanish, and eager to learn from skilled welders and other production employees.

Education

High School Diploma – Manufacturing and Production Endorsement
NORTH BISMARCK HIGH SCHOOL Bismarck, ND September 2016 – June 2020

Associate of Welding Technology
FARGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE Fargo, ND August 2020 – August 2021

Relevant Coursework

  • Basic Maintenance of Mobile Equipment
  • Advanced Welding
  • Introduction to Welding
  • Principles of Manufacturing
  • Algebra I, Geometry
  • Practicum in Welding

Key Skills

  • Trainable
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish
  • Hand tools
  • Physically Fit
  • Tech savvy

Professional Experience

Production Welding Apprentice, Marathon Manufacturing, Bismarck, ND
August 2021 – Present

  • Work with various materials such as steels, plastics, aluminum, and copper.
  • Attend seminars or other training sessions to stay current.
  • Assist welders in cleaning up work sites and setting up welding equipment.
  • Improve proficiency using cutting torch, mig, stick, plasma cutter, brakes, shears, bench saw, bench grinder.
  • Examine welded surfaces and structures for flaws.

Certifications

  • Certified Welder, American Welding Society (AWS), 2021

Shato Akira
(479) 888-8888
[email protected]
1515 Ozarka Road,Gentry, AR 72712

Profile

Self-starting machine operator who frequently exceeds production quotes and excels in a fast-paced environment. Committed to workplace safety and has earned awards for extraordinary adherence to safety standards and practices. Strong communicator with nearly three years in production and is working towards several National Institute for Metalworking Skills certifications.

Professional Experience

Machine Operator, Alternative Plastics, Gentry, AR
June 2020 – Present

  • Identified a serious safety risk that no other employees noticed, which potentially saved five lives.
  • Set up, maintained, and operated high-speed machine equipment and precision machinery used in mass production.
  • Collaborated closely with coworkers to maximize efficiency and profits.
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products.
  • Prepared machines for production by equipping them with the required tools and parts.

Production Worker, Warren & Plythe Manufacturing, El Paso, TX
July 2019 – May 2020

  • Met or exceeded all production quotas.
  • Maintained inventory of supplies by regularly checking stock levels, placing orders, and anticipating needed supplies.
  • Kept a clean and safe work environment, according to OSHA and company standards.
  • Won award for diligently adhering to safety procedures.
  • Performed hourly quality audits on assigned lines.
  • Spearheaded a company program that boosted employee morale.

Education

High School Diploma
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL Bentonville, AR, August 2015 – June 2019

Post-Secondary Certificate
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR METALWORKING On-The-Job Workshop, October 2019

Key Skills

  • Forklift
  • Power tools
  • Punctuality
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Warehouse safety

Virginia Steele
(602) 888-8888
[email protected]
717 Mesa Blvd Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Profile

Motivated and detail-oriented quality control technician sought out for efficiency and process recommendations as a result of strong assembly background. Excellent communicator who has received various awards, including two Production Employee of the Month awards.

Professional Experience

Assembler/Quality Control, Metalsa, Elizabethtown, KY
March 2019 – Present

  • Assist in the development of a new quality standards manual.
  • Carry out frequent floor inspections of production and packing areas to ensure correct product forms, specs, storage, packaging, labeling, and coding.
  • Make recommendations for changes or additions to the process to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Serve as prototype testing consultant with design on occasion.
  • Promoted from assembly line to full-time quality control.

Assembler, Ford Motor Company, Kansas City, MO
September 2016 – February 2019

  • Named “Production Employee of the Month” twice in 2.5 years out of more than 250 production employees.
  • Exceeded production quota by at least 10% per day.
  • Assembled components by examining connections for proper fit and securing parts and subassemblies.
  • Fixed assembly issues by modifying dimensions to match.
  • Worked in different areas of the department as the production schedule dictated.

Assembler-Night Shift, Sedona Medical, Phoenix, AZ
June 2013 – August 2016

  • Exceeded production quota by an average of 1,500 units per day.
  • Conducted quality control checks every hour.
  • Used hand tools and machines to assemble parts.
  • Examined blueprints and schematics to determine how parts fit together.
  • Ensured each part was fastened together correctly, checked connections and logged any deviations.

Education

General Education Development (GED) Diploma, 2013

Key Skills

  • Quality Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Punctuality
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Attention to Detail

Maurice Day
(888) 888-1234
[email protected]
827 Rojo Street, Newport, CT 06002

Profile

Dependable leader and U.S. Army trained CNC (computer numerically controlled) machinist with over 10 years in the industry. Known for expert ability to restore and repurpose machines, which has saved employers as much as $125,000 in total. Adept at training new machinists and capable of filling various plant needs, including heavy machinery operations.

Professional Experience

Lead Machinist, General Dynamics Information Technology, Pawcatuck, CT
November 2018 – Present

  • Assist machinists and management in maintaining productivity by solving machinery, assembly, and equipment issues as they arise.
  • Read blueprints or job orders to obtain product specs and tooling instructions, such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cut and cutting tools.
  • Design fixtures, tooling, and experimental parts to meet special needs.
  • Perform quality control assessments on other machinist work and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Helped restore old machines and saved General Dynamics $25,000 in replacement costs.

Machinist/Heavy Equipment Operator, Schaeffler Group, Danbury, CT
August 2015 – October 2018

  • Trained 12 newly hired machinists.
  • Cross-trained as a heavy equipment operator.
  • Used computer numerically controlled (CNC) precision measuring equipment to cut and produce precision parts for machines.
  • Became the go-to person for quick and sustaining solutions to problems with the machines.
  • Monitored machines while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature, and identify issues.

Allied Trade Specialist – Machinist, United States Army, Fort Knox, KY
June 2011 – June 2015

  • Saved the Army approximately $70,000 through repairs and repurposing of equipment.
  • Conducted monthly maintenance and emergency repairs on over 500 pieces of equipment.
  • Fabricated, repaired, and modified the parts necessary for the Army to keep operating equipment.
  • Trained for operation of drill presses, tap and die sets, grinders and other power tools.
  • Cross-trained as a Power Generator Equipment Repairer and was responsible for maintaining over 65 generators at a readiness rate of 95% during Operation Enduring Freedom Deployment.

Education

High School Diploma
THOMAS PAINE HIGH SCHOOL Worcester, MA, September 2007 – June 2011

Key Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Leadership
  • Mathematical Formulas
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines
  • Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
  • Forklift, Boler, Aerial Lift

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Production Resumes

Only 25% of resumes are ever seen by a human, meaning 75% of resumes are entirely overlooked. To reach a real person, your resume needs to first be approved by the potential employer’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS), which is a software that companies and organizations use to collect, sort, scan, and rank candidates.

One important strategy for passing ATS screenings is to emphasize relevant abilities and related action verbs in your resume. The ATS of a potential employer scans your resume and scores it based on the number of keywords and phrases that match the job description’s essential abilities and terms. As a result, the more keywords you mention, the more likely you are to be interviewed.

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Attention to Detail Calm Under Stress
Computer-Aided Technology Critical Thinking
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Hand Tools
Forklift Machine Maintenance
Pallet Jack Power Tools
Punctuality Quality Control
Schematics Six Sigma
Trainability Warehouse Safety
Action Verbs
Assemble Construct
Drive Fabricate
Inspect Manage
Monitor Move
Operate Pack
Perform Prepare
Support Stock
Train Troubleshoot
Weld

Tips for Writing a Better Production Resume

Quantify your experience to feature your successes

Always include measurable successes under the Professional Experience section of your resume. Quantifying your accomplishments in this way demonstrates your specific value as a team member and highlights your habit of going above and beyond your typical duties in the workplace.

In addition, this resume strategy helps hiring managers understand your distinct skills and abilities. As you compose your bullet points for the professional experience section of your resume, try to work on answers to the following questions, “how much?” or “how many?” As in:

  • How many units over the average did you produce per hour?
  • How many new employees did you train?
  • How much money did you save your employer?

Example #1

Good


Assisted with the training of over 45 new machine operator employees.

Bad


Helped train people.

Example #2

Good


Saved employer over $200,000 over a period of five years by managing to fix repair production equipment and machines that would have otherwise been thrown out.

Bad


Saved employer money.

Don’t undersell your production-applicable soft skills

While showcasing your technical production talents and expertise are critical, don’t overlook your soft skills. Employers want employees who can communicate effectively, think critically, and pay attention to detail. Be sure to highlight one soft skill in which you excel.

Example #1

Good


Demonstrated dependability by consistently arriving on time for work and only calling in sick twice over a four-year period.

Bad


Showed dependability.

Example #2

Good


Employed critical thinking to quickly and effectively diagnose a problem in 45 minutes that would have normally cost the company 3 to 4 hours.

Bad


Used critical thinking.

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Production managers sift through hundreds, if not thousands, of candidate resumes to find the right fit. Fortunately, by highlighting your relevant skills and accomplishments in the Professional Experience section of your resume, you can help you stand out from other applicants. So, how do you choose which skills to highlight? Start with the steps below:

  • Examine the job description. What abilities are stated in the job description? Note them. Are some skills listed twice? Remember that the employer values them highly.
  • Match your resume to the job description. Do you have all of the abilities and experience listed in the job description on your resume? Ask yourself if the skills and work history you identified as important were included in your resume.
  • Revise your resume. If your Professional Experience bullet points lack the abilities you listed as crucial when examining your resume, find ways to add them. Make them stand out even more by surrounding them with measured achievements.

Still unsure on what to include? Take a look at the keyword-optimized resume and cover letter examples below for ideas.

Example of Production Job Description


Monroe Technologies is a fast-growing production company searching for reliable machine operators to join our team. Proficiency with large machinery is critical in this role. Our ideal operators have impressive attention to detail, meet or exceed performance goals, and produce high-quality outputs. Candidates must have at least 1-2 years of experience in a similar role. Furthermore, safety is one of our top priorities. As such, all Monroe employees must follow OSHA and standard operating procedures at all times.

Responsibilities

  • Inspect parts with precision and measuring tools
  • Assist in the installation, maintenance, and repair of machinery
  • Operate multiple tools during manufacturing process to ensure quality
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Read blueprints, schematics, or manuals
  • Oversee training of new machine operators
  • Evaluating the efficiency of each unit regularly, identifying improvements as needed

Qualifications

  • Able to lift 50 lbs and stand for more than four hours at a time
  • High diploma or GED equivalent
  • 1-2 years in a high-demand production environment
  • Working knowledge of high-speed machinery and measurement tools
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to work overtime

With all that work under your belt, it’s time to integrate the job description’s keywords into your resume, as seen below. Remember to always be honest about your work history, even if you lack a skill or experience an employer seeks.

According to the job description, the ideal job applicant has the following background/personal traits:

  • Reliable
  • One to two years experience in a high-demand production environment
  • Proficient with large machinery
  • Read blueprints, schematics or manuals
  • Train new machine operators
  • Attention to detail
  • Meet or exceed production performance goals
  • Safety focused, OSHA, Standard operating procedures
  • Use precision and measuring tools

Below is a sample resume example that includes those aspects of the job description:

Production Work Experience Example


Machine Operator

Monroe Technologies, Baltimore, MD, September 2019 – Present

  • Consistently exceeded performance goals in a high-demand production environment.
  • Demonstrated reliability by arriving 10 minutes early for every shift and being willing to take on extra hours or shifts.
  • Received Machine Operator of the Year award for exceptional attention to detail, high ratings from new machine operators I trained, and commitment to strictly following safety procedures.
  • Prepared large machinery for production by reading blueprints and schematics then making necessary adjustments with precision and measuring tools.