No one can deny the importance of skills in a production operator resume. Would you believe that many resumes are successful even though they do not have a dedicated skills section? It is true. However, it is a risk. And you certainly cannot take risks when you are presenting yourself as a viable candidate for a position. Your entire career may depend on it.
Since a resume is actually an amalgamation of different types of information about an individual, it is imperative to write each part with equal focus. The same goes for the skills section which needs as much attention as the others – if not more. Writing clearly is important. Your skills should be written to impress. And that is only possible if you know exactly what they are. So how would you isolate your skills? Take a piece of paper and write them down. Easy!
Once you have a list of your skills in front of you, you will see that you are indeed quite an individual! This information will be motivation enough for you to be able to post them in a dedicated section on your resume. For instance, “teaching” cannot be considered a skill, so you will need to write it as “demonstrated ability to create lesson plans and impart education according to them.” This is a skill. Teaching is merely something that is part of your work duties.
Similarly, when you are attempting to write a skills list for a production operator position, you will need to write it like this:
• Proven record of efficiently setting up production machines and equipment according to each production cycle
• Demonstrated expertise in inspecting equipment to identify replacements, malfunctions and repairs
• Deep insight into performing both regular and preventative maintenance on production machineries and equipment
• Highly skilled in evaluating production equipment performance and recommending improvements to ensure production cycles’ continuity
• Proven ability to operate trucks and forklifts to transfer materials and production equipment between warehouses and work areas
• Documented success in determining type and quantity of materials required for each production cycle and efficiently loading them in production machines
• Proficient in identifying and reporting unsafe operations or machineries to ensure workplace and workers’ safety and wellbeing
• Adept at testing and measuring finished products against work specification and quality control standards
• Competent at troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems with production machineries and ensuring minimum downtime by handling issues in a proactive manner