heavy equipment operator resume example with 17+ years of experience

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

Hardworking Dismantler adept at removing, documenting and storing parts from forien and domestic autos. Familiar with equipment such as forklifts and skilled at removing everything from tires to engines under tight deadlines. Seeking a long-term position with room for advancement.

Enthusiastic individual with superior skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team.

  • Pneumatic tools
  • Draining fluids
  • Pulling parts
  • Sorting recyclables
  • Operating equipment
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Materials handling and transport
  • Good verbal/written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Solid independent worker
  • Strong work ethic
  • Manual labor skills
  • Consistent work history
  • Production line/assembly line forklift experience
  • Safety procedures
  • Pre-operational equipment inspections
  • Safe equipment operation
  • Materials movement
  • Construction background
  • Effective communication skills
  • Following directions
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Lever controls
  • Maintenance duties
  • Forklift Operation
  • Communications
  • MS Office
  • Inventory Management
  • Problem Resolution
  • Organization
  • RFI Scanners
  • Equipment Operation
  • Auto body fabrication
  • Collision repair
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Attentive to detail
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Vehicle inspections
  • Damage repairs
  • Windshield replacement
  • New finish application
  • Organizational strengths
  • Materials transport
  • High-energy attitude
  • Freight operations
  • Stockroom procedures
  • Shipping and receiving understanding
  • Customer relations
  • Product organization
Education and Training
Clover Park High School Lakewood, WA Expected in : - GPA :
Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA Expected in 5 2010 Associate of Applied Science : Network Administration - GPA :
  • Student of the year Recipient
  • 3.8 GPA
Metro Group Inc. - Heavy Equipment Operator
Salt Lake City, UT, 03/2017 - 11/2019
  • Demonstrated efficiency and dedication to quality by contributing to over 40 stripped, invintoried,packed, and shipped cars and their parts every 90 days
  • 1 completed job every day
  • Followed safety guidelines in all work, as well as when using tools, equipment and heavy machinery.
  • Inventoried required material, tools and equipment prior to beginning work each day.
  • Developed cost-savings and new solutions to improve net. Company income by 15%
  • Completed daily schedule of appointments with focus on quality and timely service.
  • Managed intercompany material transfers across program repair facilities, and monitored through pick, inspect, pack and ship processes.
  • Earned good attendance record and built reputation for being on time and ready to work.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Used tools and equipment to remove trucks, windshields, flooring and other vehicle parts.
  • Operated machinery such as front-end loaders to pull vehicles and lift heavy such as cars, motors, transmisions
  • Cleaned and maintained warehouse in compliance with OSHA safety standards.
  • Cleared aisles, swept floors and reorganized inventory to keep warehouse neat and remove obstacles.
  • Optimized project completion time by multitasking duties using heavy equipment.
  • Contributed ideas on ways to improve or optimize warehousing procedures.
  • Recognized and reported defective material and equipment.
  • Ordered and replaced warehouse supplies stock and hand tools.
  • Safely operated all necessary equipment in work area such as front loaders and forklifts.
  • Prepared inventory for shipment by attaching tags and labels, preparing shipment documents and securing products on pallets.
  • Used hand truck, forklift, moving
  • Equipment, two wheel carts and hand jacks to maneuver large shipments.
  • Maintained proficiency with cutting torches, hand tools and pneumatic devices.
  • Added tags to parts and moved to correct storage locations.
  • Palletized boxes for easy movement and shipment.
  • Kept shop area neat and clean for safe and efficient work.
  • Maintained accurate order and shipment forms and inventory documentation to facilitate timely material flow.
  • Attached identifying tag or labels to materials or marked information on cases, bales, or other containers.
  • Kept equipment properly fueled and ready for immediate use to support scheduling demands.
  • Transported materials around construction sites to work locations.
  • Followed company policies by performing pre-shift and post-shift equipment inspections and completing all reports accurately.
  • Used front end loader's levers to move and tilt the bucket and drive it into different materials.
D & L Auto Repair - Auto Body Repair / Forklift
City, STATE, 09/2010 - 01/2017
  • Received and assembled new equipment according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Identified and troubleshot issues with equipment and completed basic repairs to restore functionality.
  • Removed incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Transported materials to and from warehouses, production lines and packaging lines.
  • Operated industrial vehicles and equipment to transport goods and materials, load and unload designated trailers and route trucks.
  • Entered product data and location into radio frequency (RF) unit.
  • Packed merchandise into boxes and containers to prepare for safe shipment.
  • Used buffing tools, including sanders to repair dents on vehicle doors and panels.
  • Replaced or repaired parts to complete daily work orders on vehicles.
  • Inspected automotive repairs to match paint and maintain body appearance.
  • Earned good attendance record and built reputation for being on time and ready to work.
  • Consistently provided exceptional service and attention to customers and stakeholders.
  • Taught team members how to properly wash, wax and vacuum vehicles.
  • Generated reports and microsoft spreadsheets detailing income, labor hours and expenses.
  • Applied paint to unfinished edges of plastic panels using hand roller.
  • Unloaded incoming inventory and placed products onto shelves.
  • Arranged and stored materials, machines, tools and equipment.
  • Managed project team and coordinated activities of contractors and [Job titles] to achieve [Result].
  • Picked, packed, received, and restocked products with forklift, lift truck and stock picker.
  • Managed work with little supervision.
  • Completed all repairs and maintenance work to company standards.
  • Cleaned, wrapped, and labeled outgoing orders.
Jack Wesson - Yaht Painter
City, STATE, 02/2006 - 07/2008
  • Molded fiberglass from chopped fiberglass and resin materials using pneumatic chopper spray guns.
  • Set up and maintained chopper gun by adding chopper blades to adjust fiber length, replacing rolls of fiberglass yarn roving and replacing parts.
  • Added catalysts to resin and applied mixture to pre-cut fiberglass material.
  • Sprayed gel coat on fiberglass molds to specified thickness to protect fiberglass exterior.
  • Pressed layers of saturated fiberglass mat or cloth into molds, smoothed wrinkles and removed air bubbles to fabricate quality product.
  • Readied vehicles for painting by removing accessories and masking surfaces with tape or paper to protect from paint.
  • Primed vehicle repairs to improve adhesions of new paint coats.
  • Handled and disposed of hazardous waste carefully to minimize harm to personnel or environmental habitats.
  • Sanded and sealed completed finishes according to precise specifications.
  • Prepared surfaces by removing imperfections, applying rust-resistant undercoats and sealing seams.
  • Matched paints to vehicle color specifications or original manufacturer colors.
  • Kept all machinery in good working order by completing thorough disassembly, cleaning and reassembly of sprayers and other power equipment.
  • Loaded paint into equipment and adjusted controls to maintain consistent paint flow.
  • Used chemicals, including solvents to clean equipment after paint applications.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
L&M Builders Supply - Forklift Operator, Customer Service
City, STATE, 04/2000 - 12/2005
  • Secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Removed incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Moved goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Loaded items in optimal manner to maximize work efficiency.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Organized warehouse inventory in effective and efficient manner.
  • Removed empty pallets, cardboard packing and strapping and deposited items in proper receptacles.
  • Used equipment such as loaders, hand trucks, forklifts and cranes safely.
  • Operated forklifts and other transportation vehicles to move merchandise to and from target destinations.
  • Examined empty pallets for damage and moved pallets to proper storage areas.
  • Tagged unmarked merchandise with item number.
  • Entered product data and location into radio frequency (RF) unit.
  • Operated industrial vehicles and equipment to transport goods and materials, load and unload designated trailers and route trucks.
  • Cleaned and stored all equipment at end of each shift.
  • Scanned materials into and out of inventory using barcode tags.
  • Kept forklifts functional by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance.
  • Swept warehouse floors and stored equipment to maintain neat and organized workspace.
  • Cleaned and removed debris from shipping and receiving sections to prevent accidents and keep areas clear.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Ensured all loads were secured on pallets.
  • Picked up trash, swept floor and wiped down equipment at the end of each shift.
  • Alerted purchasing team of shortages or damaged goods identified when unloading trucks.
  • Secured items in truck by strapping over protective padding.
  • Attached documents, such as PO receipts, packing slips and bill of lading to outbound shipments.
  • Ordered and replaced warehouse supplies stock and hand tools.
  • Protected items by wrapping in cling film, padded moving blankets and tape.
  • Followed customer instructions about placement of items and special considerations for handling.
  • Palletized boxes for easy movement and shipment.
  • Drove forklift, front-end loader and hoists to move materials and ladles of molten metal.
  • Delivered [Product or Service] to customer locations.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Drove truck safely to deliver items in original condition to destination.
  • Counted, sorted and stacked finished pieces for easy access.
  • Inspected stock to identify imperfections, assign grades and determine issues with production.
  • Kept work areas clean, neat and free of safety hazards to maximize efficiency.
  • Maintained clean and organized workplace to optimize performance, efficiency and safety.
  • Evaluated customer account information to assess current issues and determine potential solutions.
  • Informed customers about billing procedures, processed payments and provided payment option setup assistance.
  • Greeted customers to facilitate services, determine service needs and accurately input orders into electronic systems.
  • Cultivated impactful relationships with customers and drove business development by delivering product knowledge.
  • Maintained calm, friendly demeanor with upset customers to de-escalate stressful situations.
  • Consulted with customers to determine best methods to resolve service and billing issues.
  • Escalated customer concerns, store issues and inventory requirements to supervisors.
  • Delivered high level of service and support to each customer, paving way for future business opportunities.
  • Maintained revenue streams by exhausting every option before offering refunds.
  • Identified and troubleshot issues with equipment and completed basic repairs to restore functionality.
Activities and Honors

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School Attended

  • Clover Park High School
  • Clover Park Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Auto Body Repair / Forklift
  • Yaht Painter
  • Forklift Operator, Customer Service


  • Associate of Applied Science

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