You must have wondered at least a few times in your life why mentioning skills in a resume is so important. After all, skills are shown and not written about. That is probably true on one level. However, it is not possible to show your skills until you are actually part of an organization. And who knows this better than an employer? Employers want to know what a candidate is all about before they spend precious time and money in interviewing him. A glimpse of the candidate’s skills is sufficient. Of course, factory workers do end up exaggerating their skills in resumes but then this is a risk that employers are willing to take.
When you, as a factory worker, write your skills in a resume, you are basically telling the hiring manager “I am what you need and I am up for grabs!” A hiring manager’s curiosity will be piqued as soon as he sees a match between the skills that he requires and those that you have provided information of. On the face of it, it will seem like a win-win situation. And that is good enough!
Your skills will need to be pertinent to the position that you are applying for. If you are applying for a factory worker position but end up mentioning that you are great at sketching, well, you can see where that will go! Speaking of factory workers, let us take a look at what skills an individual write in a resume for factory worker position.
• Highly experienced in assembling and stacking appropriate number of cartons on machines
• Proven record of measuring, grading and feeding batches of raw materials into pre-calibrated machines
• Skilled in operating production line equipment and efficiently taking them off
• Proficient in monitoring processes by carrying out basic testing and quality control checks
• Deep insight into storing goods and raw materials in a safe manner to ensure maintenance of their quality
• Adept at cleaning and maintaining work areas and machinery to ensure both workplace safety and optimum use of machinery
• Qualified to manage automated methods of and temperatures for each individual product or product line
• Demonstrated ability to assess quality of readymade commodities and record accurate outcomes at specific times
• Competent at maintaining a neat and sanitized plant processing environment by religiously following cleanliness standards
• Proven ability to evaluate samples of products to make them packaging-ready
• Documented success in effectively cleaning, repairing and maintaining factory machinery and equipment to ensure smooth operations
• Focused on ensuring that the quality of the end product meets quality control standards by ensuring that each process is monitored closely