Have you ever wondered how the knob of your oven or your door handle was made? All these things are made by machine operators who actually do more than just make oven knobs and door handles. They set up machines so that they can be used to manufacture parts and units. They also inspect machines for damage and ensure both general and preventative maintenance.

Machine Operator Resume Guidelines

Resumes written for skilled labor need solid information on the applicant’s ability to perform assigned operations. For instance, a machine operator may not have degrees to get a job, but, needs to possess technical skills that may be more important for an employer. This is why it is important to highlight these skills especially when writing a resume for a position such as this.


Machine Operator Resume Sample


Curt Bacon                                             curt.bacon @ example . com

4678 Harold Boulevard ● Liberal, KS 77390 ● (009) 999-9219


Performance Summary: Self-motivated and team-oriented individual with seven years’ experience in high speed production environments. Extremely passionate about managing machine operations, with strong interest in embodying professionalism and laser-like focus on delivering accurate results.

● Adept at using and maintaining packaging equipment
● Proven ability to perform repetitive work quickly and perfectly
● In depth knowledge of safety practices and hazards related to machine operations


Maxwell Technologies, Liberal, KS                                            Jan 2008 – Present
Machine Operator

• Set up machinery and assemble stations
• Plan and assign work tasks in order to meet production goals efficiently
• Perform general and preventative machine maintenance tasks
• Perform limited quality control checks as directed
• Ensure that all machines are in perfect working orders at all times
• Clean and maintain work areas as directed

• Organized the quality control procedure by making checklists of all maintenance work to be carried out post-shifts
• Trained new hires as machine operators and mentored apprentices to perform effective machine operation procedures

Con-way – Atlanta, GA                                                      Mar 2006 – Jan 2008
Mechanic Apprentice

• Assisted machine operator by handing tools
• Provided assistance in repairing machines as instructed
• Cleared and cleaned work areas
• Kept equipment clean and in an organized manner
• Loaded raw materials on to machines as instructed

• Attained senior apprentice position within three months
• Key content contributor for Machine Operations Made Easy booklet published especially for new hires


• Knowledge of using motorized machines
• Ability read and comprehend written instructions
• Knowledge of basic mathematical principles and use of mechanical tools
• Efficient communication skills


GED | Atlanta High School,  Atlanta, GA  – 2005