Inspector 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 52,667 Inspector 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 an Inspector 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 Magnetic Particle, 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 an Inspector 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 Inspector 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
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand inspector skills. Below we have listed the top skills for an inspector : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for an Inspector
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
How much work experience does the average inspector candidate have?
The average inspector resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your inspector skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from inspector resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Assembler/Material Handler

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Inspector
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Assist and help sort packages in fast-pace setting.
  • Inspect Dangerous Goods, Hazmat Packages.
  • Transport goods from planes to package sorting area Drive tugs in order to assist different areas of the hub
  • Certified on and operated all Ground Service Equipment (GSE) on the FedEx ramp.
  • Load and offload FedEx freight.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Inspector
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Assembled product containers and crates.Packed containers and re-packed damaged containers.Cleared damaged items for QA
  • Perform basic maintenance, changeover, set up, and troubleshooting of packaging equipment.
  • Sophisticated fiber optics and highway lighting placements.
  • Monitor operation of cleaning machines and stop machines or notify supervisors when malfunctions occur.
  • Assembled the valves, ran a hydro and underwater gas test with flow charts.
Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Inspector
Certificate - Engineering
  • Worked according to FAA and Company regulations and procedures and instructions from a Crew Chief or supervisor.
  • Supervised and trained employees, performed quality assurance inspections of enforced company policies and ensured compliance with FAA regulations.
  • Performed heavy structural aircraft maintenance and modification programs on B727, MD80, A300, including B757 and B767 winglet installation.
  • Performed SATCOM installation and enhanced GPWS installation.
  • license's beside airframe and powerlant, class a cdl and electrical apprentance license
Disc Inspector

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Inspector
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Education
  • Read Blue prints (ISO's) and drafting.
  • Inspect BMW Axles before they came off the line
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following OSHA standards and procedures.
  • Monitor operation of cleaning machines and stop machines or notify supervisors when malfunctions occur.
  • Review all of QA/QC document and inspection package combine for MDR until shipment.
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As an inspector, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Inspector roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of inspector resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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

Inspector 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 Inspectors. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Inspectors to learn more.

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