Machinist Resume Sample

Updated on: November 20, 2015

As an organized compilation of your education, experiences and achievements, a machinist resume is considered a personal marketing piece. It provides managers with a picture of who you are, what you have accomplished and your ability to perform meaningful work.

Standout resume dos:

• Quantify your information in every section
• Focus on the employer’s requirements
• Take inventory of your skills and promote only relevant ones
• Include a cover letter to complement your resume
• Limit the use of abbreviations
• Have your resume reviewed

The end result should be something like this:


Machinist Resume Sample


Mathew Sanders

4795 335th Avenue ● Miller ● SD 25632 ● (999) 999-9999 ● matsand @ email . com


Performance Summary: Energetic, proactive machinist with 7+ years’ track record of setting up and operating equipment to support customers’ orders. Qualified to handle machine calibration, maintenance and programming, along with fabricating parts and complex assemblies.

• Highly skilled in reading and interpreting specifications manuals and work orders to determine required machine operations
• First-hand experience with computing dimensions and tolerances and measuring and laying out work pieces
• Proven record of effectively and efficiently adjusting and setting up machine tools according to each specified task
• Demonstrated ability to check dies for wear and make adjustments to ensure ongoing machine tolerance


• Precision Devices • Feeder Stocking • Check Runs
• Drawings Interpretation • Functions Control • Process Improvement
• Tooling • Inventory Control • Instrumentation
• Sequencing • Lubrication • Harmonic Vibrations Control

FLANDERS ELECTRIC, Miller, SD | 6/2009 to Present
• Set up machines according to specific instructions listed in the work order
• Inspect parts to regulate configurations instruments
• Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to produce metal parts
• Review blueprints to determine types of orders and calculate places to bore and cut
• Mark worksheets to show where cuts should be made and monitor and control feed rate
• Ascertain that temperature controls are properly regulated and cutting speeds are adjusted
• Fit cutting tools and ensure that dull tools are replaced in time
• Check for accuracy of work by holding comparisons between blueprints and actual models
• Verify settings by measuring positions, first run parts and sample work pieces
• Document each action performed on machines and create periodic reports to gauge success and conformity

Key Contributions and Accomplishments
• Successfully calibrated a machine that had been malfunctioning constantly for three months, despite troubleshooting efforts
• Introduced a dynamic inventory system which increased efficiency of supplies procurement process by 50%
• Improved production processes by 66% by implementing round-robin maintenance services
• Decreased die wear and tear by 55% through implementation of die-guards

ALCOA, Miller, SD | 1/2008 to 5/2009
Machinist Apprentice
• Cleaned work areas to ensure optimum work processes
• Ascertained that machines are properly calibrated and ready for use according to specified instructions
• Loaded feed mechanisms and verified settings
• Assisted in calculating dimensions and tolerances and aligned and secured fixtures
• Measured and tested completed units to check for defects and ensured that they conformed to specifications

High School Diploma