Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
___________________ (type of facility) new construction, $___ budget, ___ square feet. Completed in ___ months within budget.
___________________ (type of facility) remodeling, $___ budget, ___ square feet. Completed in ___ months within budget. Required extensive coordination with internal departments and regulatory agency personnel.
Brainstormed with engineers and vendors to implement a cost effective customer service system, recognizing savings of $______ annually.
Conducted good faith negotiations, establishing and maintaining excellent labor relations with employees in several countries. No work stoppages in ___ years.
Conducted multi-dimensional efficiency study to streamline processes and reduce operational costs. Implemented study findings, resulting in $__M savings.
Conducted useful Load Verification Test.
Controlled inventory management functions for a corporation that generated $___ in annual sales, which resulted in accurate inventory levels.
Coordinated input from associated groups and implemented staffing plan to replace temporary workers with permanent staff.
Created reporting processes to identify, track, and resolve trouble reports.
Decreased overall trouble report rate by ___% in ___-month period.
Designed and implemented processes to produce new products, expanding capability of factory production by ___%.
Designed electric, diesel, and PTO driven hydraulic power units, electric and air powered stabbing boards, development of an automated pipe yard, and submerged arc welding of casing.
Designed linear pulse integrator, preamplifier, pulse shaper, scaler, pulse detector circuits, photomultiplier and Geiger radiation counters.
Developed a cohesive, customer-oriented team.
Employed analytic techniques to assess productivity and identify opportunities to improve systems and processes.
Employed statistical methods to measure and maintain quality objectively.
Established machining processes and utilized the latest tooling technologies to reduce lead-time and increase throughput efficiency.
Extended extranet to include customers, which allowed a ___% decrease in inventory levels.
Handled shipping logistics regarding in excess of ___ shipments on a weekly basis.
Hired and trained in-house personnel to perform facilities management functions and reduced annual operating expense ___%.
Hired, trained, and supervised staff devising a "promote from within" program, maximizing employee retention and improving productivity.
Implemented computerized maintenance management (CMM) and reduced outages by ___%, recouped initial investment in ___ years.
Implemented production line upgrades, resulting in ___% increased capacity.
Instituted new product training program, reducing learning curve productivity loss by ___%.
Institutionalized the use of technology-based project management techniques to track and report progress globally, enabling high-level views of project slippages and resource needs.
Played a key role in implementing augmentations in manufacturing processes, which significantly increased quality concerning manufacturability and producibility limitations within the manufacturing cell.
Played a key role in streamlining daily business prcoesses and increasing productivity levels.
Recruited, interviewed, and hired ___ network personnel in first ___ days.
Redesigned existing production lines, increasing annual production capacity by ___M units.
Reduced repeat problem report rate to less than one percent.
Refinanced outstanding capital loans realizing a savings in interest expense of $___M.
Relieved contracted vendors of day-to-day operations responsibilities within ___ days and hired temporary replacements.
Saved $___, decreased trouble report rate by ___% in the first ___ months.
Served as engineering consultant for client projects ranging from utilities to transportation.
Served as liaison with engineering, manufacturing, and service departments to ensure compliance with procedures and timely, accurate distribution of corporate information.
Spearheaded extranet development to support just-in-time materials delivery by vendors.
Streamlined operations and broadened infrastructure to facilitate growth.
Streamlined system to process customer returns and export licenses through development of automated tracking program.
Trained operations managers to use statistical process control for better understanding of production line performance.
Utilize management skills for the development and negotiation of contracts, cost controls, monitoring of contractual payments, contract accounting procedures, budgets, cost variance reporting, critical analysis and problem resolution.
Manufacturing keywords in related industries:
- Business keywords
- CEO and executive keywords
- Engineering keywords
- General keywords
- Technology keywords
- Transportation keywords
- other keywords by industry
Use your manufacturing keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, CVs, cover letter, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other Manufacturing Keywords Info
Good luck with your manufacturing keywords!