Production Operator 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 24,052 Production Operator 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 Operator 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 Safety Procedures, 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 Operator 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 Operator 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 Production Operators, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on production operator resumes is safety procedures, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: assembly line. 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 production operator.
Top Skills for a Production Operator
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 operator candidate have?
The average production operator resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your production operator skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from production operator resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Production Operator

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Operator
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Maintained communication with parts ran or being produced at time of my shift.
  • Operate equipment safely and effectively for production processing.
  • Transport packages to customers' vehicles.
  • Adhere to strict OSHA cleanroom guidelines and standardsdoubler/twister
  • Prepare and set-up of production line equipment.
Production Operator

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Operator
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Organized production line crew to coordinate off-loading and palletizing of product to be shipped.
  • Followed documentation procedures and GMP's.
  • Stocked, staged and transported goods.
  • Produced quality products for customers.Trained on lock out tag out, hazmat, containment, OSHA, and packing.
  • Follow proper rig up/down procedures and operate equipment for frac supports, drillouts, and production stages of the job.
Manufacturing Operator (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Operator
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
  • Lead team on Factory Cycle Time project earning an HP Six Sigma Green Belt.
  • Followed production ISO and ESD standards.
  • Performed Windows 7 migration, administration, and troubleshooting across 200 nodes.
  • Administer troubleshooting to solve production issues.
  • Keep lead machinist or production supervisor informed of critical issues which affect production schedule.
Shipping And Receiving Associate

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Operator
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Received and sorted merchandise from vendors according to department
  • Processed vendor RTV's on timely basis.
  • Sorted and prepped all incoming products to be floor ready for stocking crews.
  • Experienced and have working knowledge of the USPS, UPS, FEDEX and LTL ship modules.
  • Train junior associates on shipping software, logistics labeling and systems, and stock processing.
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As a production operator, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Production Operator roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of production operator 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 Operator 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 Operators. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Production Operators to learn more.

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