Production Supervisor 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 60,900 Production Supervisor 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 Supervisor 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 Meetings, 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 Supervisor 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 Supervisor 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 supervisor skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a production supervisor : 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 Supervisor
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
We compared 60,900 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a production supervisor job required by employers is 3.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average production supervisor job listing asks for 3.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average production supervisor candidate have?
The average production supervisor resume contains 7.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your production supervisor skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from production supervisor resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Chemical Operator

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Supervisor
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Participate in annual company and OSHA audits.
  • Ensured that an MSDS form is enclosed with chemicals that are received or on file before delivering.
  • Respond appropriately to deviations Identify and troubleshoot equipment operating problems and upsets
  • Trained in 1st aid, cpr, Aed.
  • Use of touch screen system to operate the FDA lanes for exiting drums/ Lane Selection.
Production Coordinator (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Completed PBS deliverables data for 1913: Seeds of Conflict.
  • Resolved several recurring material ordering issues resulting in improved JIT productivity and schedule attainment.
  • Update Customer Vendor net and process UPC label/ticketing for production Process cut to order and stock purchase orders
  • Utilized VFX experience to seamlessly embed a new CG Supervisor midway through production.
  • General support to producers, UPM, department heads and crew.
Production Supervisor

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Education
  • Insure plant is in regulation with federal law as BBP & HACCP coordinator.
  • Increased Safety awareness and reduced our OSHA rating from 5.5 to 0 year to year.
  • Lead supervisor was my ending position with this company.
  • Spearheaded restructuring, improved all segments, optimized schedules and pricing, and created a process-driven environment.
  • Sorted and count articles removed from dryers, and fold, wrap, or hang them.
Engineering Technician

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Production Supervisor
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Engineering
  • Performed Characterization on HyperIntegration for Analog/Digital MCU devices.
  • Repaired and troubleshoot, pneumatic, gas, electrical and emergency equipment for the semiconductor industry.
  • Project Manager for Fabguard FDC online track exhaust monitoring on all tracks.
  • Reduced numerous down times with expertise when Senior techs were occupied with other tasks and away from the jobsite.
  • Provided solutions to equipment malfunctions in Probe, Test and Metrology department.
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As a production supervisor, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Production Supervisor roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of production supervisor 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 Supervisor 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 Supervisors. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Production Supervisors to learn more.

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