Steel Worker 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 2,155 Steel Worker 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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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Steel Worker 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.
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 Steel Worker 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 Steel Worker 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 steel worker skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a steel worker : 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 Steel Worker
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
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your steel worker skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from steel worker resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Steel Worker
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Installed sheetrock, exterior siding, flooring, joists, and did frame work.
  • Adhere to safety rules set by OSHA and general contractors.
  • Cut, measure and install sheetrock walls.
  • Stayed current with operating guidelines regarding OSHA construction safety and health certifications.
  • Metal stud framing and hung sheetrock/drywall to create interior build out for law offices on commercial high rise.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Steel Worker
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Hang 3000-5000 live chickens on rotating shackles to be processed for human consumption.
  • Remove chickens from cage Hang live chickens in shackles Lift over 35lbs-50lbs as needed Assist the Manager with Inventory
  • Grabbed live chickens from conveyer belt and hung them by their feet in shackles.
  • Hang live chickens in shackles to be processed
  • Assisted in hanging live chicken on shackles.
Steel Worker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Steel Worker
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Prepared job safety analysis' (JSA) and obtained general and hot work permits through plant protection.
  • Operate scissor lift and man lift (JLG, SkyJack, Genie).
  • Envolved in heavy lift 460, 000 lb Hershey unit or modules (20 units).
  • Supervised up to 15 ironworkers in completing projects Completed projects including heat treat facility containing two 70,000 lbs.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments using processes such as SMAW.
Steel Worker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Steel Worker
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Tied rebar steel into footings for the foundation of multi-story buildings.
  • Place spacers under rebar to lift bars off deck.
  • Worked with the company to assure the men were following safety standards set forth by OSHA or by the company itself.
  • Constructed steel structures in an orderly, detailed and timely fashion -Welding and torch cutting experience -OSHA certified
  • Supervised up to 15 employees as a Foreman for Ironworkers on night shift.
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As a steel worker, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Steel Worker roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of steel worker 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

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

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