welder resume example with 5+ years of experience

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

Welder with extensive knowledge of structural, mild and stainless steel and aluminum.

Flexible and dependable machine operator with 6 years machine operating experience in a manufacturing environment.

Machine Operator with positive attitude and a commitment to safety, quality, customer service and lean manufacturing.

Talented Machine Operator with solid work history and proven ability to perform well in team and individually.

  • Expert knowledge of 0.35 to 3/32 wiring
  • Reading drawings, models and blueprints
  • Expert in sub-arc welding
  • Pipe welding
  • Expert in stick welding
  • Flux core (FCAW) welding
  • TIG welding expert
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Brake press operation
  • Available to work nights and weekends
  • Available to work extended hours
  • Welding safety precautions
  • Crane/hoist expert
  • Quality inspection professional
  • Initiative to work independently
01/2017 to 01/2020 Welder Interstate Companies, Inc. | Rockford, IL,
  • Inspected and repaired components to implement corrective action.
  • Set up and operated welding equipment to complete all welding projects on-time.
  • Inspected grooves, angles and gap allowances with micrometer, caliper and precision measuring instruments.
  • Prevented distortion of parts by monitoring fitting, burning and welding processes.
  • Sustained safety protocols and ensured proper, cost-effective and accurate handling of equipment and materials.
  • Maximized shop organization and equipment lifespan by maintaining equipment.
  • Adjusted gas flow and pressure to create and maintain desired flames.
  • Set up equipment and welded parts according to welding chart specifications and type.
  • Obtained desired configurations by clamping and tack-welding components.
  • Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled in jigs and fixtures.
  • Adjusted weld machines to correct settings prior to weld applications for precision and waste reduction.
  • Inspected chains, hammers and other tools for damage or wear to prevent injuries and accidents.
  • Removed loose materials and thick scale, slag or rust to prepare material surfaces for welding.
  • Completed minor torch ups with MIG welders.
  • Followed all safety guidelines, including proper machine guarding and lockout and tagout procedures.
  • Elevated operational efficiencies with timely changing of [Type] and [Type] components.
  • Scraped off excess spatter and other materials using portable grinders and arc-cutting equipment.
  • Heated, formed and dressed metal parts with hand tools, torch and arc welding equipment.
  • Application of electrode and gun along weld line to create precision pieces.
  • Dismantled and assembled wellhead equipment.
  • Operated manual and semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments together.
  • Strengthened workflow by accurately welding [Type], [Type] and [Type] connections.
  • Monitored fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid overheating parts, warping, shrinking, distortion and expansion of materials.
  • Maximized shop organization and equipment length by efficiently cleaning floor and machinery.
  • Laid out, fitted and fabricated metal components.
04/2014 to 01/2016 Machine Operator, Rollforms Bellingham Marine | Marina Del Rey, CA,
  • Operated various [Type] gauges to inspect pieces after production completion.
  • Set up machines for various jobs up to ensure high-quality manufacturing and waste reduction of [Type] parts.
  • Rigged equipment, connected hoses and delivered product to over [Number] specified locations.
  • Operated multiple fabricating machines, including cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses and forming or spinning machines.
  • Cut, ground and deburred over 1300 daily frames and profiles.
  • Comprehended and carried out routine or complex job specifications and requirements.
  • Operated equipment in accordance with company procedures and customer requirements.
  • Monitored machines in operation to detect malfunctions and identify product defects.
  • Executed bench, machine and hand tool work in shaping, fitting, and assembling machine parts from metal stock.
  • Detected work-piece defects and machine malfunctions, maintaining machines to prevent future malfunctions.
  • Read and interpreted operation and parameter sheets to effectively complete each job.
  • Established and adjusted feed rates and cutting parameters to keep operations in line with production demands.
  • Monitored feed and speed of machines during machining process.
  • Read and understood blueprints, product specifications and tooling instructions to plan correct operational sequences and prevent materials waste.
  • Coordinated and assembled ducts, hoods and other sheet metal products.
  • Completed minor machine maintenance, including oiling parts and cleaning components.
  • Obtained appropriate tooling and fixtures to revise setups on calibrated test strands.
  • Selected proper cutting tools and calculated correct parameters to manufacture quality parts.
  • Reported all operational deficiencies to supervisor and maintenance personnel.
  • Removed and replaced worn machine accessories to keep products within desired tolerances.
  • Documented daily production data and submitted accurate, timely logs to keep management up to date on activities.
02/2013 to 06/2014 Concrete Laborer Noblitt Escavating | City, STATE,
  • Dismantled forms using [Tool].
  • Compacted grade using jumping jack or plate compactor equipment.
  • Positioned wire mesh and rebar to reinforce concrete.
  • Maintained safety of work areas by adhering to strict regulations.
  • Poured concrete into forms using pump hose and leveled.
  • Laid and repaired concrete to make level and long-lasting surfaces.
  • Inspected and maintained tools and equipment.
  • Removed debris and waste to clean site after completing work.
  • Loaded and unloaded necessary tools, materials and machines from trucks and trailers.
  • Finished surfaces by troweling, floating and brushing following project requirements and specifications.
  • Mixed and poured concrete according to standard ratios.
  • Set up scaffolding, braces and other temporary structures to support crew during work.
  • Worked with teammates to move steel forms.
  • Prepared concrete by hand mixing sand and cement.
  • Placed steel pins using sledgehammer.
  • Upheld all requirements for safe operations and reporting of incidents.
  • Calculated concrete quantities needed for jobs.
  • Constructed forms to create various concrete structures.
Education and Training
Expected in 01/2012 High School Diploma | Seymour Christian Academy, Seymour, iN 47274, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Seymour Christian Academy

Job Titles Held:

  • Welder
  • Machine Operator, Rollforms
  • Concrete Laborer


  • High School Diploma

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