welder fabricator resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

  • ISO9001 Trained
  • Hand and Power Tool Operation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Micrometers and Calipers
  • Surface Material Preparation
  • Defective Material Identification
  • Torch Installation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Time Management
  • Mathematical Calculations
  • Edge Joining
  • Power Tools Operation
  • Gas Flow Adjustments
  • Brakes and Shears Operation
  • Torch Selection
  • Equipment Selection
  • Straightedge Measurements
  • Workpiece Measurements
02/2019 to 10/2021
WELDER/Fabricator Waste Connections Evanston, WY,
  • Read blueprints and drawings and took measurements to plan layout and procedures.
  • Set up equipment and welded parts according to welding chart specifications and type.
  • Followed safety guidelines through proper machine guarding and lockout and tagout procedures.
  • Laid out, positioned, aligned and secured parts and assemblies with straightedges, squares and calipers.
  • Scraped off excess spatter using portable grinders and arc-cutting equipment.
  • Operated manual and semi-automatic welding equipment in vertical, horizontal and overhead positions.
  • Maximized shop organization and equipment lifespan by maintaining equipment.
  • Operated manual and semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments together.
  • Completed minor torch ups with MIG welders.
  • Adjusted gas flow and pressure to create and maintain desired flames.
  • Welded fabrication materials, continuously checking for safety and quality.
  • Prepared material surfaces for welding by removing scale, rust or other foreign matter.
  • Prepared workpiece edges by grinding, cutting, buffing or bending to verify snug fit.
  • Adjusted weld machines to correct settings for precision and waste reduction.
  • Cut, contoured and beveled metal and structural shapes to achieve accurate dimensions.
  • Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled in jigs and fixtures.
  • Aligned and clamped workpieces using rules, squares or hand tools.
  • Measured workpieces with straightedges or templates to conform with specifications.
  • Positioned and secured workpieces using hoists, wire and banding machines or hand tools.
  • Marked or tagged material with job number, piece marks and other identifying marks.
01/2017 to 01/2019
Machine Operator Cryolife, Inc. Los Angeles, CA,
  • Prepared machine for production processes by equipping with required tools and parts.
  • Documented daily production data and submitted accurate time logs to keep management up-to-date.
  • Monitored and observed production line to watch for pile-ups and jams.
  • Verified production orders prior to starting set-up.
  • Manipulated controls to set, activate and adjust mechanisms on machinery.
  • Set up machines for various jobs to maintain compliance with manufacturing thresholds and waste reduction initiatives.
  • Conducted preventable maintenance on process line and quickly resolved production problems to minimize downtime.
  • Maintained assigned equipment and performed daily inspections to increase equipment longevity and cut costs.
  • Organized pallets and secured materials with plastic wrap to prepare for movement to skids.
  • Operated forklift to place finished products on skids and transport to warehouse.
  • Read and understood blueprints, product specifications and tooling instructions to plan correct operational sequences and prevent materials waste.
  • Completed written reports of problems and necessary repairs to forward to management and maintenance personnel.
  • Operated multiple fabricating machines, cutoff saws, shears and forming or spinning machines.
  • Placed finished products on skids and wrapped and transported to warehouse with forklift.
  • Established and adjusted feed rates and cutting parameters to keep operations in line with production demands.
  • Utilized fastening equipment to fasten, package and stack materials and products.
  • Set up and operated production machinery according to specific standards and protocols of company.
  • Monitored production line, watching for pile-ups or jams.
  • Reduced health and safety risks with strict adherence to safety protocols and PPE requirements.
  • Calibrated machines to adhere to quality standards and maintain required productivity levels.
  • Looked through work orders to determine type and quantity of materials needed for each production batch.
  • Used daily system logs to document production information, discussing issues with management.
  • Produced quality products by palletizing, packaging and assembling finished items.
  • Measured and weighed items to meet quality standards and prevent waste.
  • Used hand trucks and forklifts to unload, load and transport items.
  • Attached identification labels to finished packaged items or stamped lot number and shipping destination information on containers.
  • Measured and graded batches of raw materials to feed into production machinery.
  • Met or exceeded target for on-time customer shipments.
CNC Machine Operator The Kemtah Group Bloomfield, NJ,
  • Kept parts within close tolerances of design standards to maintain optimal quality.
  • Changed out aging tools, fixtures and offsets.
  • Achieved safety, quality and performance standards to meet production schedules.
  • Monitored and adjusted processes or equipment to improve quality and productivity.
  • Used devices, templates and fixtures to measure dimensions of finished workpieces for conformance.
  • Established and performed quality assurance duties to maintain acceptable production levels.
  • Read blueprints and 3D models to determine product specifications and plan operational sequences.
  • Observed company's strict safety rules during each shift to avoid job-related injuries.
  • Interfaced with machines to adjust settings or tools, driving high-quality production.
  • Fabricated various parts using multiple machines at once.
  • Worked from layout and work order, created programs and set up machines to produce required parts.
  • Leveraged micrometers, verniers and gages to accurately inspect parts.
Saw Operator Douglas Machine, Inc. Alexandria, MN,
  • Selected and installed saw blades according to established safety measures.
  • Verified dimensions of finished workpieces, using measuring devices.
  • Tended machines during operation to monitor progress and adjust controls, maintaining optimal speeds and tension.
  • Operated saw to cut along scribed lines.
  • Conducted inspections of equipment before, during and after shifts to prevent project delays and resolve issues.
  • Adhered to safety guidelines regarding equipment operation to reduce accident risk.
  • Kept work areas clean, neat and free of safety hazards to maximize efficiency.
  • Reviewed production specifications to properly set up and calibrate machinery.
  • Identified equipment issues using troubleshooting techniques to keep machinery fully operational during shifts.
  • Positioned guides, stops, holding blocks and other fixtures to secure and direct workpiece.
  • Inspected stock to identify imperfections, assign grades and determine issues with production.
  • Mentored newly hired employees on machine operations and implemented training on safety procedures to prevent injuries.
  • Studied blueprints, templates, sample parts and specifications as guide for sawing operations.
  • Counted, sorted and stacked finished workpieces.
  • Adjusted speeds on cutting machines to clear jams and keep equipment functional.
  • Used hand tools to adjust bolts, clamps, stops and guides.
  • Used appropriate tools to carefully clear machine jams.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2001 to to
High School Diploma:

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  • WELDER/Fabricator
  • Machine Operator
  • CNC Machine Operator
  • Saw Operator


  • High School Diploma

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