operator resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Organized Leader and Operator skilled in equipment operation, safety and quality initiatives. Experienced with equipment maintenance, inspections and basic repairs. Team player and clear communicator. Dedicated and versatile utility worker with leadership experience. Successfully installing all types of underground utilities and setting or replacing electric, gas, and water meters.

  • Project estimation and bidding
  • Tool operation
  • Production work
  • Loading and unloading
  • Materials handling
  • Commercial construction
  • Hand and power tools
  • Construction management
  • Contract Management
  • Staff Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Budgeting
  • Production procedures
  • Plumbing
  • Equipment operation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Residential construction
  • Project Management
  • Roofing
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to Detail
  • Hiring Determinations
  • Materials Estimation
  • Dependable and Hardworking
  • Multi-Project Coordination
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Employee Training
  • Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Decision Making
  • Labor Costing
  • Work Monitoring
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Equipment Safety Verification
  • Site Measuring and Marking
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Production Optimization
  • Specifications Conformance
  • Procedure Planning
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Supply Ordering
  • Multitasking and Prioritization
  • Schedule Determination
  • Assignment Delegation
  • Worker Supervision
  • Hand and Power Tool Operation
  • Equipment Operation
  • Risk Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Data Analysis
  • Persuasive Negotiation
  • Preventive Equipment Maintenance
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Administration and Management
  • Site Inspection
  • Forklift Operation
  • Presentation Delivery
  • Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Word Processing
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Methodology Enhancement
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Time Management
  • Lay Out Determinations
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • CAD Software
  • Inventory Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Quality Assurance
  • Video Conferencing
  • Welding and Brazing
  • PPE Gear
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Employee Motivation
  • Precise Mechanical Control
  • Self Control and Integrity
  • Customer Relations
  • Lockout and Tagout
  • Health and Safety Compliance
  • Repair Coordination
Palo Alto College San Antonio, TX Expected in Associate of Arts : Business Administration And Management - GPA :
Lytle High School Lytle, TX Expected in 06/1993 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Lanxess - Operator
Mapleton, IL, 09/2021 - Current
  • Effectively read, repaired, and installed electric, gas, and water meters.
  • Prepared job sites for work plans by measuring and marking different distances.
  • Operated power equipment to move materials and promote job efficiency.
  • Brought materials and tools from trucks and storage facilities to work site locations and organized for expected needs.
  • Recognized and reported potential project challenges and assisted with solutions.
  • Attended safety trainings and workshops offered by employer, bolstering overall knowledge of appropriate measures and determining areas requiring improvement.
  • Communicated with equipment operators to effectively assign equipment and manage smooth materials movements.
  • Helped successfully complete large project ahead of schedule.
  • Observed safety regulations on job sites to minimize accidents.
  • Worked with more knowledgeable professionals to grow understanding of principles and construction standards.
  • Determined materials needed for daily shift and loaded vehicles with equipment and supplies.
  • Operated equipment such as fork trucks and skidders.
  • Collected measurements and marked locations as part of project preparations.
  • Demonstrated safe and proper operation of equipment and tools to prevent harm to team members.
  • Directed traffic away from hazardous locations to protect team members and general public.
  • Managed team of 15 employees, overseeing hiring, training, and professional growth of employees.
  • Saved money by implementing cost-saving initiatives that addressed long-standing problems.
  • Led projects and analyzed data to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Worked with utility customers to understand needs and provide excellent service.
Osram Licht Ag - Foreman
Wilmington, NC, 04/2009 - 08/2021
  • Reworked positions and workflow based on individual abilities and production targets.
  • Checked equipment to determine if maintenance was required.
  • Oversaw employee attendance record, handled payroll and ordered new materials for sites.
  • Evaluated incoming materials for quality and amounts ordered.
  • Interacted with employees to demonstrate high standards and mitigate issues effectively.
  • Meticulously tracked parts and equipment used on each job site.
  • Reviewed project details to specify correct materials and equipment for job sites.
  • Maximized resource utilization and achieved production targets by managing day-to-day usage of department resources.
  • Attended an estimated of 3 on-site meetings with subcontractors and clients per month.
  • Planned project resources by assigning funds, materials and staff throughout lifecycle of projects.
  • Set and revised production schedules to meet changing demands.
  • Wrote production reports to help senior leadership make accurate operational plans and decisions.
  • Communicated with vendors to keep project fully operational.
  • Interviewed, hired and trained new workers.
  • Verified completed projects met approved time, quality and cost estimates.
  • Established clear priorities and production quality standards.
  • Handled issues with relative ease by implementing best practices and applying critical thinking skills to find best solutions.
  • Maintained zero site accidents and lost work days my entire employment.
Nms Usa - Utility Worker
Keuka Park, NY, 08/2003 - 04/2009
  • Completed daily maintenance tasks in record time to maximize productivity.
  • Kept work area clean, neat and well-stocked to maximize productivity.
  • Increased safety and efficiency by designing and adhering to detailed work schedules.
  • Closely monitored equipment availability and functionality to maximize production and keep detailed records.
  • Maintained optimal dexterity to lift 80 pounds regularly.
  • Maintained utility equipment based on strict schedules.
  • Efficiently and safely operated machines after checking changing daily work orders.
  • Collected and disposed of trash and debris.
  • Installed, aligned and balanced new equipment while managing work of 5 employees.
  • Followed instructions from supervisor regarding daily job tasks and duties.
  • Executed tasks within time and budget constraints.
  • Continuously adhered to strict regulations as well as detailed instructions, guidelines and specifications.
  • Conducted regular inspections of equipment to promptly identify issues that could cause machinery malfunctions.
  • Positively engaged with customers and maintained professional appearance as company representative.
  • Wrote and revised maintenance procedures.
  • Safely and effectively handled wide range of cleaning products and solutions.
  • Optimized work readiness with effective gathering of parts and supplies in alignment with specifications.
  • Checked inventory to restock parts and worksite supplies before leaving for job sites.
  • Reported issues to property manager so effective resolutions could be put into place.
  • Created and followed detailed maintenance schedules for task equipment, resulting in 50% increase in equipment lifetime.
Silgan Containers Corporation - Utility Worker
Pittsburgh, PA, 03/1996 - 06/2003
  • Answered public questions, concerns and complaints and documented resolution of problems.
  • Monitored system operations to improve effectiveness, efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Used hands or valve operating machines to open and close main valves to perform water main extensions or repairs.
  • Used programs to write procedures for troubleshooting system maintenance and malfunctions.
  • Installed, inspected and repaired pumps and piping systems.
  • Monitored raw water supply to detect chemical and biological contaminants.
  • Manually operated water utility filters, pumps, valves, sludge systems and chemical feed systems.
  • Planned and performed preventive maintenance on engines, motors, pumps, controls and chemical feed systems.
  • Observed operation of water pumps, electric motors and chemical feed machines by reading various charts, graphs, gauges and meters.
  • Fulfilled work orders to cut on and cut off service.
  • Placed warehouse orders to replenish truck and work inventory materials.
  • Researched and recommended network and data communications hardware and software.
  • Read blueprints and schematics to correctly place equipment.
  • Diagnosed and resolved complex integrated customer issues for implementation, add-on, maintenance and support of voice, data, VoIP and CTI applications.
  • Responded to service requests during and after business hours.
  • Set up networks and computers for business and residential customers.
  • Coordinated installation of new users and relocations of existing users.
  • Installed and configured new devices and system components.
English :
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated :
Spanish :
Limited Working
Negotiated :

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School Attended

  • Palo Alto College
  • Lytle High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Operator
  • Foreman
  • Utility Worker
  • Utility Worker


  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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