Generic, all-purpose resumes are nearly dropped dead!
Selling yourself as a perfect match for each job is what is “in” now. You can blame technology for putting you through the trouble of writing targeted resumes for each job that you want to apply for.
Employers are drowning in one size fits all resumes, and you don’t want to give them one more.
The definition of the resume that you intend to send in reply to all ten job advertisements that you have collected is dated, obsolescent, passé and antediluvian. Big words to describe a dumpster-ready resume!
But there is nothing to worry about. Granted that targeted resumes for welding/fabrication positions conquer generic ones, you still have a chance.
And that is to build a core resume (which will take time) and then make spin-off ones from the core one (which won’t take up too much time).
Let us now move on to a resume sample for a welder/fabricator position which works along these lines.
Welder Fabricator Resume Example
100 Seaton Avenue ● Greenup, KY 19204 ● (000) 852-1212 ● [EMail]
WELDER / FABRICATOR
• 9+ years’ experience in welding and fabricating specifications and symbols
• Demonstrated ability to operate manual and semi-automatic welding equipment and ensure continued use of hands and arms in precarious positions.
• Well-versed in monitoring fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid warping and shrinking
• Expert in examining workpieces for defects and measuring them with straightedges and templates for standards conformance
• Familiar with laying out, positioning, aligning and securing parts and assemblies using calipers, combination squares, and rulers
• Functional knowledge of welding components in flat, vertical and overhead positions
CORE WELDING COMPETENCIES
|● Materials Conformance||● Metal Fabrication||● Automated Cutting|
|● Blueprints Reading||● Layout Planning||● Manual Thermal Cutting|
|● Drill Press||● Template Designing||● Dimension Determination|
|● Schematics||● Workplace Psychology||● Flux Cored Arc Welding|
• Put in place process routing and schematics for installation of components for three projects simultaneously.
• Introduced computer diagnostic and emission testing equipment which resulted in increased efficiency.
• Trained 15 new hires in handling preventative maintenance tasks on welding / fabricating machines.
• Chosen to “road test” new fabricating equipment, owing to the exceptional understanding of new technology.
Welder / Fabricator
HYPOWER, Greenup, KY | 2011 – Present
• Read blueprints and determine measurements for layouts
• Prepare surfaces for welding purposes and design custom components
• Fabricate, weld and install components such as arrow band mounts, emergency light mount brackets, and tool box mount brackets
• Handle layout work using jigs/fixtures and hand layouts to rework finished products
• Work alongside fitters to assist in fabricating and welding multi-component parts
• Position, align and fit pieces to form complete units and subunits and weld them according to instructions provided
• Tighten braces, jacks, clamps, ropes and bold straps in position to perform welding or riveting work
• Set up, operate and perform preventative and general maintenance on machinery, such as brakes, rolls, shears and flame cutters
• Straighten warped or bent parts by using sleds and hand torches
• Assist in erecting scaffolding and ladders to fit large assemblies
SOME COMPANY, Greenup, KY | 2009 – 2011
• Prepared workpieces according to specific assembly instructions
• Fabricated frameworks for machinery, ovens, tanks, and stacks
• Assembled structural metal products and positioned parts and subassemblies
• Ensured that all parts are fitted and screwed properly
• Performed general and preventative maintenance on welding / fabricating machinery and tools
WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Pewaukee, WI – 2008
Diploma in Welding and Metal Fabrication