Grinder Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 6,442 Grinder resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing A Grinder Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Steel Parts, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Grinder Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Grinder CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Grinders, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on grinder resumes is steel parts, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: inspect parts. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a grinder.
Top Skills for a Grinder
Sand, 5%
CNC, 4%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Cutter Grinder

  • Deboned on a specialized conveyor line using a Whizzard knife.
  • Worked on a moving line with 10 or more people.
  • Sharpened metalworking tooling, manufactured job specific form tooling operating CNC and conventional equipment.

Example # 2


  • Grind the electrical, copper, and aluminum bars to make sure they have the correct plating for customers.
  • Grind cooper and aluminum bars Storage of bars
  • Grinded mass amounts of copper and aluminum.
  • Operated grinding machinery and equipment to grind the epoxy off aluminum and copper bars.
  • Sorted bars weighing 20-70 lbs.

Example # 3


  • Sheet Metal Fabricator / Warehouse *Metal fabrication for all HVAC systems *Accepting and storing deliveries, tracking inventory
  • Dry etching using Technics Reactive Ion Etcher, and STS DRIE Etcher.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment to ensure continuous quality to a highly motivated production schedule.
  • Involved in the start-up of the Walter Cnc tool grinding cell and development of special software.
  • Time sheets, OSHA, standards, and plant Safety regulations.

Example # 4

Bench Grinder

  • Worked with Cnc grinders, accrutech, inspected for quality.
  • Grind excess aluminum from valve covers after die casting.
  • Inspect and grind excess mig off of sheet metal and or pipe.

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How much work experience does the average grinder candidate have?
The average grinder resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your grinder skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from grinder resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a grinder, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Grinder roles often require a Post-Secondary Certificate degree or higher, so the majority of grinder resumes that we looked at contained a post-secondary certificate degree.
Based on our analysis of grinder resumes, the most common major for grinder candidates is Precision Metal Working, but other majors made their way in as well. Business, General Studies and Automotive Technology were relatively common.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Grinder Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Grinders. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Grinders to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%