apprentice resume example with 2+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Personable construction worker assisting with successful residential and institutional projects in indoor and outdoor work environments. Quick learner skilled at hands-on labor and detailed work with wood, concrete and roofing. Enthusiastic Apprentice trained in repair, installation and materials coordination. Physically fit with flexible schedule, personal toolset and clean driving record. Committed to attending and successfully completing required training and assessments.

  • Schematic and blueprint reading
  • Clean finish work
  • Safety understanding
  • Hand and power tool expertise
  • Construction quality standards
  • Decision-making
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Flexible schedule
  • Critical thinking
  • Basic math
  • People skills
  • Multitasking
  • Organization
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Data management
  • Organizational skills
Education and Training
Wayne County High School Jesup, GA Expected in 05/2019 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Bae Systems - Apprentice
Coralville, IA, 08/2022 - Current
  • Maintained organization, cleanliness and safety in work areas.
  • Worked closely with mentors to understand project objectives.
  • Completed semi-skilled and skilled work under supervision of fully qualified professionals.
  • Operated hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment to complete various aspects of jobs.
  • Helped operators align, move and adjust equipment and materials.
  • Shadowed craft experts and supervisors to learn wide range of simple and complex techniques.
  • Transported items and tools from truck to work locations.
  • Used strong verbal and written communication skills to convey messages to others.
  • Moved and held materials for senior professionals to complete work.
  • Completed workshops and off-the-job training to achieve job competencies.
  • Studied project specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Covered surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper, protecting surfaces during construction activities.
  • Completed tear-down of existing structures to prepare for new construction.
  • Prepared construction sites, materials and tools for specific projects and loaded and unloaded equipment and products.
  • Completed job checklists with customers and answered questions and solved problems before closing projects.
  • Moved construction materials by hand or various transport methods.
  • Read and interpreted construction blueprints for various projects.
  • Removed debris, garbage and dangerous materials from sites and assembled and broke down ladder equipment.
  • Followed safety, environmental and regulatory policies by properly handling and disposing of hazardous waste.
Watco Companies, Inc. - Heavy Equipment Operator
Chicago, IL, 05/2021 - 11/2022
  • Followed safety regulations while operating equipment to achieve safe conduct.
  • Operated excavators and other construction equipment to properly grade land.
  • Operated front end loader to move dirt and different base materials.
  • Loaded and offloaded rocks, debris and other materials from heavy equipment.
  • Transported materials around construction sites to work locations.
  • Performed pre-shift and post-shift equipment inspections and accurately completed reports to support company policy.
  • Employed heavy equipment operation best practices resulting in minimal complaints or incidents.
  • Operated digging and transporting equipment to efficiently fulfill project requirements.
  • Kept equipment fueled and ready for immediate use to support scheduling demands.
  • Followed signals from ground crew and other operators to safely move materials and prevent dangerous interactions or missed cues.
  • Learned about new equipment and related attachments while maintaining knowledge of items used daily to meet job requirements.
  • Identified hazardous materials on job sites and took action to mitigate and enhance safety.
  • Inspected faulty equipment to identify and address root causes.
  • Loaded both raw materials and finished components to support manufacturing and production processes.
  • Inspected and replaced worn vehicle parts to maintain safety and longevity.
  • Loaded and moved dirt, rocks, equipment and materials.
  • Maintained equipment on-site with regular maintenance and repairs.
  • Operated heavy equipment to demolish current structures, remove plants or trees and clear property of debris.
  • Drove and maneuvered equipment in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation or rocks.
  • Coordinated machine operations with other site personnel to keep materials moving smoothly and prevent accidents.
  • Positioned or moved loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.
  • Operated equipment to remove debris, snow or other equipment from streets and work areas.
  • Kept records of material or equipment usage and completed entries in production logs.
  • Operated compactors, scrapers or rollers to level and compact refuse at disposal grounds.
  • Connected hydraulic hoses, belts and mechanical linkages to tractors.
  • Adjusted throttles, switches and pedals to operate bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders or backhoes.
  • Followed worker hand signals to align machines, cutterheads or depth gauge makers with reference stakes and guidelines.
  • Adjusted handwheels and depressed pedals to control blades, buckets and scrapers.
  • Communicated with clients and studied plans and diagrams to establish work requirements.
  • Checked fuel supplies at sites to verify adequate availability.
  • Signaled operators to guide movement of tractor-drawn machines.
  • Used hitches to select and fasten bulldozer blades or other attachments to tractors.
  • Turned valves to control air or water output of compressors or pumps.
  • Tested atmosphere for adequate oxygen or explosive conditions while working in confined spaces.
  • Compiled job cost estimates by determining detailed scope of projects and estimating material and labor costs.
Hinkle Contracting Company - Groundsman
Carrollton, KY, 08/2020 - 04/2021
  • Removed and properly disposed of debris to maintain worksite safety.
  • Checked machinery and performed routine maintenance to prevent malfunction.
  • Operated and maintained basic landscaping equipment and vehicles.
  • Pruned trees and bushes to improve visibility and shape.
  • Used hand-held tools to maintain green spaces.
  • Cleared pathways of overgrowth, debris and snow to reduce hazards.
  • Reviewed design plans and instructions and completed work according to specifications.
  • Troubleshot mechanical issues and completed basic repairs to keep equipment working at peak levels.
  • Trimmed shrubbery and trees to help plants produce more flowers and fruit to benefit wildlife.
  • Planted bulbs, bushes, trees and flowers to enhance environment.
  • Scheduled regular landscaping services to promote optimal growth and maintain attractive appearance of lawns and facility grounds.
  • Installed block and stone décor according to plans and specifications.
  • Prepared soil and gardens for planting and laid down mulch and sod.
  • Hung lights, wreaths and garlands to prepare for winter holidays.
  • Built pergolas, retaining walls, decks and large and small scale water features to enhance grounds.
  • Installed irrigation systems, rock gardens and ponds to simplify watering needs.
  • Created highly effective new program that significantly impacted efficiency and improved operations.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.

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School Attended

  • Wayne County High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Apprentice
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Groundsman


  • High School Diploma

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