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You love your profession, but you’ve been feeling like a cog in the machine lately. So you started thinking about tweaking your career. There are many jobs out there, waiting for machinists with skills and experience that match you perfectly.
But hold on—what about your machinist resume?
A bit worn out? Second class? Doesn’t show how great you are?
It’s about time to manufacture a new one. A premium quality machinist resume that gets you high-paying jobs with the benefits you’ve always wanted.
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Efficient machinist with 5+ years of experience, skilled in tooling and changeover. Seeking to deliver quality machining at Rakiomed. At Dallas Hubless, consistently exceeded production targets by 10% or more. Beat the factory average defect rate by 15% through improved machine maintenance and monitoring.
Dallas Hubless, Inc.
May 2015–May 2019
Regularly beat production goals by more than 10%.
Delivered all work with 15% less defects than the facility average, thanks to strict attention to machine monitoring and maintenance.
Installed an air filter on my lathe that reduced downtime by 35%. Addition was adopted by entire factory, saving an estimated $225,000 a year in maintenance costs.
Assisted with design of quick changeover drive that saved 10 hours a month in setup time.
Clay Miles Fabrication
Jan 2014–Feb 2015
Assisted with lathe operation during busy times.
Performed daily light maintenance on manually operated lathes.
2009–2013 Teneha High School
Graduated with H.S. Degree
Excelled in shop and technical classes.
Played on varsity baseball team.
Hard skills: Manual lathe operation, monitoring, maintenance, Kaizen
Soft skills: Teamwork, time management, efficiency, problem solving
Tom Gerencer is a career expert who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.
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