Production Associate 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 32,330 Production Associate 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 Production Associate 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 Production Department, 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 Production Associate 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 Production Associate 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 production associate skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a production associate : 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 a Production Associate
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 production associate candidate have?
The average production associate resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your production associate skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from production associate resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Production Clerk

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Associate
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Sorted packages thru belt system.
  • Bill, track, and update shipments in company database.
  • worked in fast paced environment with people from all over the USA.
  • Trained new clerk employees and sorters.
  • Check in drivers in dispatch office; hand out trailers numbers to dock workers for unloading trailers; processing BOL for payment
Event Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Associate
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Marketing
  • Arranged the health fair's location and dates with different community members.
  • Coordinated/implemented health system's large annual events; groundbreakings; grand openings; VIP events.
  • Created invitations, purchased decorations, allocated budget and developed a PowerPoint presentation honoring the graduates.
  • Contributed to Student Media social accounts including Twitter and Facebook.
  • Utilized social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Production Utility Worker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Associate
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Journalism
  • Led production line with responsibility for line setup, machinery operation, Forklift operation, and quality control.
  • Report daily numbers to supervisor.
  • Assured team member's safety Documented daily GMP's and SSOP's Reported daily yield of product
  • Verified proper temperature levels on all inbound merchandise requiring refrigeration.
  • Clipped and trimmed raw product to meet company guidelines.
Production Crew

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Associate
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Assisted in production set-up, traffic control, loaded equipment, supported the producer and director.
  • Participated in setup of new equipment for the 2009 Honda Piolt new model launch.
  • Participate in all aspects of production Assist with pre-production and post production work, including work with ESPN3 shows
  • Helped assemble the store Cash flow management Prepped food Supervised a team of 15 people
  • Provided emergency generator power to residents, recognized by CEMIRT for efforts of outstanding electrical troubleshooting during power plant installation.
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As a production associate, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Production Associate roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of production associate 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

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

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