Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanic Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Maintenance Mechanic job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Maintenance
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Mechanics
  • Welding
  • Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement
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  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Pneumatics
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Forklift Operation
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Maintenance Management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Hydraulics
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Plant Maintenance
  • MIG Welding
  • 5S
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • SAP Products
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Engineering
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Kaizen
  • Machining
  • ISO Standards

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Resume Skills: Software

  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems)
  • MS Project
  • AutoCAD
  • HVAC Systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS)
  • SolidWorks
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Maintenance Connection
  • Asset Essentials
  • eMaint
  • Infor EAM
  • Catia
  • Excel
  • CAD/CAM software
  • MatLab
  • Creo Parametric
  • SAP PM module
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Resume Skills: Tools

  • Calipers
  • Micrometers
  • V-blocks
  • Hand Grinder
  • Horizontal Band Saw
  • Repair Tools (Various)
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Gauges
  • Dial Indicators
  • Drills
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Power Tools
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Resume Skills: Maintenance Techniques

  • Preventive & Predictive Maintenance
  • Plant Safety
  • Mechanical Troubleshooting
  • Quality Assurance
  • Welding
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Corrective Maintenance
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Equipment Calibration
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • 5 Whys
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Six Sigma
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Resume Skills: Compliance & Safety

  • OSHA Safety Standards
  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • OSHA
  • ISO 9001
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
  • EPA regulations compliance
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Resume Skills: Maintenance

Resume Skills: Industry Knowledge

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Mechanics

Resume Skills: Technical Knowledge

  • Blueprint reading
  • Complex problem solving
  • Machine installation
  • Predictive / Preventative maintenance
  • Understanding schematics and technical drawings
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Resume Skills: Quality Control

Resume Skills: Maintenance Tools

Resume Skills: Equipment & Machinery

Resume Skills: Mechanical Equipment

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Sample Maintenance Mechanic Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Maintenance Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Maintenance Mechanic
Led Preventive Maintenance program, resulting in 30% reduction in equipment downtime.
Overhauled faulty hydraulic systems, successfully increasing production efficiency by 15%.
Implemented a training program on fork lift operation that improved safety protocol adherence by 90%.
Implemented welding procedures that increased product quality by 20%.
Managed Maintenance & Repair of plant machinery, increasing equipment life span by 2 years.
General Motors May 2018 - December 2021
Maintenance Mechanic
Played a key role in Industrial Maintenance processes, reducing manufacturing lead time by 10%.
Reduced repair costs by 30% by introducing effective maintenance management strategies.
Introduced MIG welding techniques to improve product robustness.
Resolve electrical troubleshooting issues promptly, improving production line continuity by 40%. June 2015 - April 2018
Junior Maintenance Mechanic
Worked closely with the senior mechanic to fabricate metal parts, improving efficiency of assembly line by 20%.
Assisted in electrical wiring tasks, which cut down project completion time by 15%.
Provided Equipment Maintenance support, contributing to 10% cost reduction in repair expenditure.
Resume Worded University April 2015
Master of Engineering - Specialization in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: 'An Analysis of Innovative Maintenance Strategies'
Resume Worded Institute May 2013
Bachelor of Science - Industrial Technology
Emphasis on equipment maintenance protocols
Awarded Best Capstone Project focused on preventive machine maintenance
Mechanical Equipment: Hydraulic Systems, Pneumatic tools, HVAC systems, Industrial fans and blowers, Welding machines, Conveyors
Maintenance Techniques: Predictive Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Condition Monitoring, Equipment Calibration
Software Proficiency: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MatLab, Creo Parametric, SAP PM module, Microsoft Office Suite
Compliance & Safety: OSHA, ISO 9001, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO), First Aid/CPR certified, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), EPA regulations compliance
Certifications: Professional Engineer (PE) Certification (2016), Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) (2017), Forklift Operator Certification
Professional Development: Attended Maintenance Management & Technology Seminar (2019), Underwent training on Advanced Hydraulics (2018)
Awards: Winner, General Motors Innovator's Award (2020), Honored as 'Mechanic of the Year' by (2017)
Community Service: Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, providing free repair services for underprivileged communities, Mentor for new hires and interns
Your Name
Plant Maintenance Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2022 - Present
Senior Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Successfully led Plant Maintenance team, reducing machinery downtime by 25%.
Implemented Lean Manufacturing protocols, improving production efficiency by 20%.
Initiated a Continuous Improvement program that led to 30% enhanced productivity.
Contributed to 5S in the production area to optimize workspace.
Improved equipment lifespan by executing effective Preventive Maintenance strategies.
GE Appliances April 2019 - February 2022
Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Reduced equipment repair costs by 20% by implementing sound Maintenance & Repair strategies.
Played key role in introducing pneumatic systems, improving power efficiency by 15%.
Worked on industrial maintenance projects leading to 10% improvement in manufacturing processes. August 2016 - March 2019
Junior Mechanic
Assisted the senior mechanic in electrical troubleshooting, reducing breakdown incidents by 12%.
Played a key role in maintenance management, resulting in a 10% reduction in emergency repair requests.
Provided preventive maintenance support, thereby decreasing equipment replacement costs by 5%.
Resume Worded Institute February 2022
Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician (CMRT)
Recognition for Excellence in Practical Maintenance & Reliability Knowledge
Resume Worded University July 2016
Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering
Electives in Manufacturing Processes, Material science
Dean's List (Top 10% of the class)
Maintenance Mechanic Tools: Calipers, Micrometers, V-blocks, Hand Grinder, Horizontal Band Saw, Repair Tools (Various)
Maintenance Techniques: Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, Plant Safety, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Quality Assurance, Welding, Blueprint Reading
Software: Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS), AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office Suite
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Certification (OSHA) (2021), Six Sigma Green Belt (2018)
Volunteering: Volunteer Mechanic, Habitat for Humanity (2016-2018), Coordinator, Local Toolbox Charity (2017-2019)
Projects: Led successful implementation of a preventive maintenance initiative reducing downtime by 18%
Your Name
Industrial Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2022 - Present
Senior Industrial Mechanic
Implemented new welding techniques, which led to 15% cost saving in production.
Introduced Lean Manufacturing principles automating manual tasks and saving 20 man hours weekly.
Improved efficacy of electrical troubleshooting process by implementing a detailed fault analysis system, reducing breakdown recurrence by 25%.
Played key role in continuous improvement strategies, leading to 15% cost reduction in operations.
Leveraged forklift operations to sync with production schedules and saved the company 5% on labour cost.
Tesla September 2018 - January 2022
Industrial Mechanic
Streamlined industrial maintenance processes to boost plant efficiency by 30%.
Improved equipment life span by 15% by optimizing maintenance schedules.
Successfully diagnosed and rectified electrical wiring faults, reducing downtime due to electrical issues by 20%. July 2015 - August 2018
Mechanic Trainee
Contributed to preventive maintenance initiatives, decreasing mechanical issues by 10%.
Provided assistance to senior mechanic in metal fabrication tasks, improving production speed by 8%.
Worked on efficient maintenance management strategies, contributing to a 5% reduction in machinery down time.
Resume Worded University June 2020
Master of Engineering - Industrial Maintenance
Specialization in Advanced Mechanical Systems
Resume Worded Institute May 2015
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Concentration in Industrial Mechanics
Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Mechanics: Hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, engine repair, Motor alignment, Gear and pump installation
Technical Knowledge: Blueprint reading, Complex problem solving, Machine installation, Predictive / Preventative maintenance, Understanding schematics and technical drawings
Software Proficiency: AutoCAD, Catia, Excel (Advanced), MATLAB, CAD/CAM software
Quality Control: Inspections, Testing, Equipment calibration, Process control, Material science
Certifications: Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspector
Ongoing Professional Development: Regular attendee at Industrial Mechanics Conference, Enrolled in predictive maintenance course
Community Involvement: Mentor for Young Mechanics program, Volunteer at local Community Garage
Your Name
Industrial Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Siemens June 2020 - Present
Senior Industrial Mechanic
Revamped the preventive maintenance program, reducing equipment downtime by 45% and saving over $200,000 in repair costs annually.
Implemented a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) system for challenging sites, leading to a 32% increase in production efficiency.
Trained a 5-person team in advanced machining techniques, maximizing productivity by 25% and boosting overall team performance.
Resume Worded April 2018 - May 2020
Industrial Mechanic
Executed continuous improvement maintenance projects, enhancing machine performance by 15%.
Used AutoCAD to create accurate 3D models, resulting in 20% time-saving in productive hours.
Ensured compliance with 5S principles, leading to improved workspace efficiency and safety.
Ford Motor Company January 2016 - March 2018
Maintenance Technician
Optimized hydraulic systems maintenance processes, minimizing the frequency of breakdowns by 30%.
Collaborated in a team to repair and service Industrial CNC machines, reducing downtime by 20%.
Resume Worded Institute December 2015
Master's Degree - Industrial Engineering
Specialized in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Processes
Resume Worded University June 2014
Bachelor's Degree - Mechanical Engineering
Subjects: Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Materials Engineering
Awards: Dean's List 2012-2014 (Top 10% of the cohort)
Mechanical Repair: Brake Systems, Hydraulic Repairs, Electrical Troubleshooting, Blueprint Reading
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Informatics: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Catia, Inventor
Industrial Systems: Hydraulic Systems, Pneumatic Systems, Cooling Systems, Heating Systems
Industry Tools: MIG, TIG & Stick welding, Soldering, Lathes, Milling Machines
Certifications: ASE Industrial Mechanic Certification, NIMS Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Maintenance Team Lead - Resume Worded (Ensured maintenance team consistently hit efficiency targets)
Projects: Designed and implemented industrial machinery modifications that increased productivity by 15%
Your Name
Maintenance Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
General Motors July 2021 - Present
Senior Maintenance Technician
Developed and implemented an SAP-based preventive maintenance system, reducing equipment failures by 50%.
Led a team to perform maintenance and repair of industrial machinery, cutting costs by $120,000 annually.
Improved machine efficiency through continuous improvement projects, leading to a 20% increase in production output. September 2019 - June 2021
Maintenance Technician
Specialized in troubleshooting and repair of pneumatic systems, reducing downtime by 30%.
Applied 5S methodology to streamline the workflow, significantly improving operational efficiency.
Mastered the use of AutoCAD for precise 3D modeling, reducing design errors by 15%.
Tesla, Inc. January 2018 - August 2019
Junior Maintenance Technician
Assisted in the routine maintenance of CNC machines, reducing downtime by 15%.
Participated in preventive maintenance programs, resulting in a 20% decrease in repair costs.
Resume Worded Institute May 2017
Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Focused on Advanced Mechanics and Machine Design Principles
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical
Minor in Computer Programming
Top 5% of Graduating Class
Technical Skills: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, MATLAB, LabVIEW, MS Office Suite
Machinery Proficiencies: Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems, HVAC Systems, Power and Hand Tools, Welding Equipment, Electrical Circuits
HVAC Systems: Chilled Water Systems, Air Handling Units, Ductwork and Piping, Preventative Maintenance, System Evaluation
Building Management: Building Automation Systems, Life Safety Systems, Emergency Generators, Fire Alarm Systems
Certifications: Certified Maintenance Professional (CMP), HVAC Certified Technician, Electrical Safety Certification
Projects: Designed and implemented a predictive maintenance system which reduced downtime by 20% at
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, Team Lead for community clean-up initiatives
Training: Attended workshops on Lean Manufacturing, Preventive Maintenance, and Safety Practices
Your Name
CNC Machine Operator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Apple Inc. May 2020 - Present
Senior CNC Machine Operator
Performed close-tolerance CNC machining to produce high-quality components, increasing manufacturing throughput by 35%.
Applied lean manufacturing principles and 5S methodology to improve the CNC workflow, leading to a reduction in wastage by 27%.
Developed in-depth CNC programming expertise, reducing machine setup time by 20% and increasing production rates.
Resume Worded March 2018 - April 2020
CNC Machine Operator
Operated and maintained 10+ CNC machinery, resulting in a 23% increase in production throughput.
Developed proactive machining maintenance protocol, reducing machine downtime by 30%.
Used CAD/CAM programming to optimize CNC operations, cutting production cycle time by 15%. January 2016 - February 2018
Junior CNC Machine Operator
Actively participated in continuous improvement initiatives, boosting machine efficiency by 20%.
Conducted regular inspections of CNC machines to reduce downtime by 15%.
Resume Worded Institute Dec 2015
Master of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Specialization in Manufacturing Processes
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Focus on CNC Programming and Operations
Dean’s List 2012 (Top 10%)
CNC Programming: G & M Code Programming, CAD/CAM Software (Siemens NX, MasterCAM, Solidworks), Multi-Axis Operations
Machine Operation & Maintenance: Precision Inspection, Preventive Maintenance, Troubleshooting
Software: MS Office (Advanced), ERP Systems (Intermediate)
Quality Control & Safety: ISO 9001, Lean Manufacturing Techniques, OSHA Safety Standards
Certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified CNC Programmer from NIMS
Professional Development: Regular attendee, International Manufacturing Technology Show
Volunteering: Mentor, Local Technical Schools’ Mechanical Engineering students

How do I add skills to a Maintenance Mechanic resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Maintenance Mechanic posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Manufacturing, Preventive Maintenance and Industrial Maintenance are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Welding and Continuous Improvement.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Maintenance & Repair, Maintenance and Mechanics - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like 5S, Metal Fabrication and Equipment Maintenance - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show operational experience.

Recruiters are going to want to see real operational experience for most Maintenance Mechanic roles, so emphasize any experience you have improving operations of a company and general operational efficiency.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Maintenance Mechanic, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Maintenance Mechanic Skills & Keywords

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Top Maintenance Mechanic Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What skills should you put on a Maintenance Mechanic resume?

On top Maintenance Mechanic resumes, skills like Preventive Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance & Repair, Mechanics, Welding, Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement and Industrial Maintenance appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Kaizen, Equipment Maintenance, Maintenance Management, 5S and Metal Fabrication can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

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