distribution associate resume example with 19+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Seasoned Machine Operator with [Number] years of experience in [Industry] and [Area of expertise]. Proficient at performing equipment inspections and preventive maintenance functions. Safety-conscious with fantastic attention to detail.

Seasoned Machine Attendant dedicated to maintaining clean and neat work areas while keeping equipment operating at peak performance. First-rate [Skill], [Skill] and [Skill] abilities.

Hardworking manufacturing professional able to keep machines running at peak levels to produce high-quality [Type] products. Competent in working alone or with team members to identify and resolve defects. Reliable and punctual with excellent problem-solving abilities.

Skilled [Job Title] with basic [Language] abilities and strong [Task] and [Task] skills ready for long-term position focused on producing [Type] components. Diligent about efficiently carrying out work and supporting production needs. Offer basic repair and maintenance abilities with strong technical knowledge.

Reliable and detail-oriented Machine Operator pursuing [Job Title] role to apply [Number] years of success in [Industry] roles. Demonstrated ability to address manufacturing challenges and use critical thinking and troubleshooting experience to resolve issues and maintain efficiency.

Industrious [Industry] professional skilled in machine operation, maintenance and calibration. Solid understanding of [Equipment], including troubleshooting and repair. Committed to workplace safety and compliance with all safety standards and OSHA guidelines.

Flexible and dependable machine operator with [Number] years machine operating experience in a manufacturing environment.

Responsible and hardworking warehouse assembler able to collaborate with a team and produce quality work on tight deadlines.

  • Machining and production standards
  • Rig-up procedures
  • DOT and safety compliance
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Loading and unloading protocols
  • Power and hand tools
  • Machinery operations
  • Initiative to work independently
  • Strategic thinker
Education and Training
Fortis College - Centerville Dayton, OH Expected in 07/2004 GED : - GPA :
Lanier Career Academy Gainesville, GA Expected in GED : - GPA :
Fort Atkinson High School Fort Atkinson, WI Expected in 05/1991 GED : - GPA :
Fort Atkinson High School Fort Atkinson, WI Expected in : Computer Graphics - GPA :
Fort Atkinson High School Fort Atkinson, WI Expected in : - GPA :
Fortis College - Centerville Dayton, OH Expected in GED : - GPA :
Fortis College - Centerville Dayton, OH Expected in 03/2006 GED : - GPA :
Hackensack University Medical Center - Distribution Associate
Point Pleasant, NJ, 01/2005 - 09/2012
  • Assessed stock quality and accuracy against paperwork.
  • Prepared secure and well-organized shipping boxes, pallets and crates.
  • Made frequent adjustments to work plans to accommodate changing priorities.
  • Unloaded trucks, checked product and added warehouse tags.
  • Broke down heavy pallet loads of cases, boxes and bags.
  • Tracked merchandise movements using RF scanners.
  • Operated lift and hand trucks to transfer materials to and from target areas.
  • Rejected deliveries containing damaged items or shortages and corresponded with shipper to rectify issues.
  • Performed inspections of shipment contents, verifying accuracy against invoices and manifests.
  • Organized storage areas to maximize efficiency of materials movements and minimize labor required.
  • Prepared shipments for postage through careful packing, sealing and labeling of materials.
  • Maintained productivity goals by organizing and transferring incoming shipments using [Type] and [Type] equipment.
Gannett Co. Inc. - Machine Operator
Tulsa, OK, 10/1997 - 07/2004
  • Executed on-time, under-budget project management on complex industrial equipment, including metal and precision part machining issues.
  • Monitored machines in operation to detect malfunctions and identify product defects.
  • Read and understood blueprints, product specifications and tooling instructions to plan correct operational sequences and prevent materials waste.
  • Detected work-piece defects and machine malfunctions, maintaining machines to prevent future malfunctions.
  • Completed minor machine maintenance, including oiling parts and cleaning components.
  • Made appropriate offset corrections for tool wear, broken tools and casting variations.
  • Maintained accurate and timely completion of log books and inspection reports.
  • Operated multiple fabricating machines, including cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses and forming or spinning machines.
  • Established and adjusted feed rates and cutting parameters to keep operations in line with production demands.
  • Comprehended and carried out routine or complex job specifications and requirements.
  • Reported all operational deficiencies to supervisor and maintenance personnel.
  • Established comprehensive maintenance plans and oversaw repair work.
  • Operated equipment in accordance with company procedures and customer requirements.
  • Read and interpreted operation and parameter sheets to effectively complete each job.
  • Received and correctly processed both written and verbal instructions, prints and work orders.
  • Operated, maintained and performed repairs on [Type] equipment.
  • Planned and laid out work to meet production and schedule requirements.
  • Set up machines for various jobs up to ensure high-quality manufacturing and waste reduction of [Type] parts.
  • Monitored feed and speed of machines during machining process.
  • Set up and operated machines such as [Type] and [Type] to create high-quality [Industry] products.
City, STATE, 06/1991 - 08/1996
  • Demonstrated full store expertise on merchandise locations, enabling optimum service to inquiring customers.
  • Conducted analysis to address [issue] which led to [positive outcome].
  • Monitored multiple databases to keep track of all company inventory.
  • Led complete review of operational costs and potentially wasteful practices, resulting in minimal cost increases as company headcount and business volume skyrocketed.
  • Tracked warehouse contents continually, maintained constant awareness of stock levels and performed formal inventory review [Timeframe].
  • Trained internal staff members on administrative processes, work instructions and procedures to facilitate consistent and seamless company operations.
  • Evaluated effectiveness of training by surveying trainees and managers and collecting before-and after-data showing training impact.
  • Successfully led key projects which resulted in [positive outcome].
  • Planned and executed [project].

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Fortis College - Centerville
  • Lanier Career Academy
  • Fort Atkinson High School
  • Fort Atkinson High School
  • Fort Atkinson High School
  • Fortis College - Centerville
  • Fortis College - Centerville

Job Titles Held:

  • Distribution Associate
  • Machine Operator


  • GED
  • GED
  • GED
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • GED
  • GED

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