steel fab mechanic structural welder resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Experienced Steel Fab Mechanic/Structural Welder with a DOD security clearance and over 10 years experience in welding and blue print reading. Diligent about protecting parts from warping while maintaining high efficiency and safety targets. Reliable, organized and focused on meeting tight schedules using strong fabrication and welding abilities. Effectively prepare surfaces for welding actions by removing materials and setting up proper equipment. Strong torch and plasma experience. Experience in physically-demanding positions. Veteran of submarine and boat construction and flexible enough to work in different conditions without sacrificing quality. Focused on maintaining neat tools, equipment and job sites. Adept at using diverse techniques such as MIG, pulse, pulse arc, pulse alloy, stick, and Flux Core based on specific job requirements.


Jack of all trades master of none

  • Tool repair and maintenance
  • Shaping and cutting
  • Grinding work
  • Fabrication
  • Clamping understanding
  • Flux core (FCAW) welding
  • Stick Welding
  • Team management
  • Process improvement
  • Pipe welding
  • Design Interpretation
03/2011 to Current
Steel Fab Mechanic/Structural Welder General Dynamics Corp. City, STATE,
  • Used torch or plasma to cut, contour and bevel metal and structural shapes to accurate dimensions.
  • Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled in jigs and fixtures.
  • Set up equipment and welded parts according to welding chart specifications and type.
  • Combined welding techniques, knowledge of metallurgy and engineering requirements to produce quality work.
  • Inspected grooves, angles and gap allowances with micrometer, caliper and precision measuring instruments.
  • Monitored fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid overheating parts, warping, shrinking, distortion and expansion of materials.
  • Sustained safety protocols and promoted proper, cost-effective and accurate handling of equipment and materials.
  • Created safety guards, angle iron and square tubing.
  • Maximized shop organization and equipment length by efficiently cleaning floor and machinery.
  • Maintained clean and tidy work area.
  • Used correct techniques for particular metal types, including aluminum and steel.
  • Scraped off excess spatter and other materials using portable grinders and arc-cutting equipment.
  • Prevented distortion of parts by monitoring fitting, burning and welding processes.
  • Adjusted gas flow and pressure to create and maintain desired flames.
  • Applied knowledge of metallurgy, geometry and welding techniques to determine optimal welding strategies.
  • Set up and operated welding equipment to complete all welding projects on-time.
  • Removed loose materials and thick scale, slag or rust to prepare material surfaces for welding.
  • Obtained desired configurations by clamping and tack-welding components.
  • Worked on structural supports using techniques such as MIG and TIG welding.
  • Kept complete set of tools and gear for use on each job, including hammers, stinger and socket set.
  • Checked tools, equipment and safety gear for proper performance.
04/2008 to 11/2010
Landscape Maintenance Foreman Dowding Lawn And Landscaping City, STATE,
  • Communicated with managers to resolve issues needing attention on customer property.
  • Directed crew members completing landscaping tasks such as mowing, trimming, edging, weeding and pruning.
  • Organized worker schedules and supervised loading of tools and equipment on work trailers to prepare for upcoming workday.
  • Trained and instructed new crew members to teach proper use of landscape equipment, maintenance practices and safety procedures.
  • Oversaw maintenance, fueling and cleaning of equipment and vehicles.
  • Completed daily timesheets for team and submitted to managers.
  • Monitored project progress to enforce adherence to deadlines and quality standards.
  • Guided lawn service team members in proper application of lawn fertilizers and insecticides.
  • Communicated with current and prospective customers regarding services and pricing.
  • Designed layouts for projects according to client budgets, desires and available space.
  • Inspected completed work to maintain high-standards of finished projects.
  • Delegated and assisted with tasks related to landscaping, lawn cultivation and tree pruning.
  • Delegated daily landscaping tasks for installations, repairs and regular maintenance.
06/2005 to 09/2008
Road Construction Worker Bella Construction City, STATE,
  • Operated heavy machinery with extreme care and caution, following specific employer guidelines for safety.
  • Assisted with roadway projects and highway repairs by controlling traffic patterns.
  • Regularly graded and cleaned various road and highway structures, including shoulders, slopes and drainage ditches.
  • Cleared snow, ice and other debris from highways to maintain road safety.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1998
High School Diploma:
Woonsocket High School - Woonsocket, RI
Expected in 06/1998
Auto Body Certificate :
Woonsocket Career And Technical Center - Woonsocket, RI

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School Attended

  • Woonsocket High School
  • Woonsocket Career And Technical Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Steel Fab Mechanic/Structural Welder
  • Landscape Maintenance Foreman
  • Road Construction Worker


  • High School Diploma
  • Auto Body Certificate

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