Mechanic Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent 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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  • Engineering
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Assembler
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Maintenance
  • Mechanical Engineering
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  • Welding
  • Microsoft Access
  • Customer Service
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Construction
  • TIG Welding
  • Electricity
  • Forklift Operation
  • Manufacturing
  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • AutoCAD
  • Automotive Repair
  • Mechanics
  • Diesel Engine
  • Hydraulics
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aviation
  • Aeronautics
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Military
  • Brake
  • Helicopters
  • Motorsports
  • Overhaul

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Resume Skills: Technical

  • Engine Repair
  • Brake Systems
  • Transmission Repair
  • Suspension and Alignment
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • HVAC Systems
  • Diesel Engine Repair
  • Diesel Engine Diagnostics
  • Hydraulics
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Engine Overhaul
  • Chassis Repair
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Resume Skills: Software Proficiency

Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Diagnostics

Resume Skills: Tools

  • Snap-On VERUS
  • Bosch KTS 570
  • PicoScope
  • CarDAQ-Plus 2
  • Air Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Micrometers
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Welding
  • Diagnostic Software
  • Multimeter
  • Hand Tools
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Resume Skills: Repair

Resume Skills: Software

Resume Skills: Safety and Compliance

  • OSHA Compliance
  • Hazardous Materials Handling
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Response
  • Firefighting Procedures
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Resume Skills: Systems Knowledge

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Sample Mechanic Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2019 - Present
Lead Mechanic
Developed an innovative predictive maintenance system reducing overall breakdowns by 30%.
Spearheaded an initiative to introduce AutoCAD designs, which improved part manufacturing accuracy by 25%.
Managed and mentored a team of 5 mechanics, improving overall team performance by 35%.
Applied in-depth knowledge of hydraulic systems, resulting in a 20% reduction in repair times.
Streamlined workflow which increased efficiency and led to a 15% reduction in hours worked per week. January 2017 - April 2019
Automotive Technician
Led significant improvements in maintenance procedures leading to a 20% increase in customer satisfaction.
Optimized inventory management, resulting in a reduction of waste by 18%.
Introduced a new process for electrical wiring checks, increasing safety inspection pass rate by 30%.
Bosch Ltd. June 2015 - December 2016
Trainee Mechanic
Assisted in the completion of 500+ automotive repairs, gaining proficiency in mechanical engineering and welding techniques.
Maintained a 100% safety record over two years by strictly adhering to safety regulations and standards.
Leveraged knowledge of pneumatics to increase efficiency of air-powered tool repairs by 15%.
Resume Worded Institute April 2017
Certified Master Mechanic
Chosen as the outstanding student for displaying exceptional practical skills.
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical
Specialized in Automotive Design and Mechanics.
GPA: 3.9/4.0, Dean's List 2013-2015
Technical Skills: Engine Repair, Brake Systems, Transmission Repair, Suspension and Alignment, Vehicle Inspections, HVAC Systems
Software Proficiency: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Mechanical Desktop, MATLAB, Pro Mechanic Software, MS Office Suite
Certifications: ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified, State Emissions Inspection Certified
Awards: Awarded 'Technician of the Year' at for exemplary performance and contribution to team success
Volunteering: Active participant in 'Fix It Forward' program, offering free auto repair services to underprivileged communities
Professional Development: Consistently keeping updated with the latest industry trends and emerging automotive technologies
Training: Conducted regular in-house training sessions at Resume Worded, facilitating skill enhancement of junior technicians
Your Name
Auto Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior Auto Mechanic
Activated an advanced forklift operation strategy, reducing transportation time by 20%.
Enabled a 25% cost reduction by implementing preventive maintenance techniques to extend the lifespan of auto parts
Applied knowledge of electrical engineering to resolve 200+ complex auto-electrical issues.
Expedited repair processes by incorporating TIG welding, thereby reducing repair times by 15%
Instituted use of Microsoft Access for inventory management, resulting in a 10% improvement in tracking accuracy. October 2016 - March 2018
Automotive Mechanic
Improved customer service satisfaction level by 30% through timely and efficient repair services.
Implemented new construction practices that improved repair workspace functionality by 15%.
Applied electrical expertise to install automotive wiring in 150+ vehicles.
General Motors July 2015 - September 2016
Apprentice Mechanic
Successfully diagnosed 500+ vehicles, developing strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
Became proficient in using and maintaining automotive repair tools during hands-on tasks.
Resume Worded Institute March 2016
Master Automotive Technician Certification
Gained expertise in advanced engine performance and drivability diagnostics
Resume Worded University June 2015
Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering
Specialized training in Automotive Systems and Technologies
Diagnostics: Electronic Systems Diagnostics, Emission Systems Repair, ABS System Diagnostics, Transmission Diagnostics, Check Engine Light Diagnostics
Tools: Snap-On VERUS, Bosch KTS 570, PicoScope, CarDAQ-Plus 2, Air Tools, Power Tools
Repair: Brake Repair, Engine Repair, Suspension and Steering Repair, Automatic Transmission Repair, Heating and AC Repair
Software: ALLDATA Repair, Mitchell 1 ProDemand, Identifix Direct-Hit, CARFAX for Shops, AutoVitals, CCC ONE
Certifications: ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, Ford Certified Technician
Awards: Employee of the Year (2019),; Outstanding Performance Award (2017), General Motors
Continuing Education: Participated in Advanced Hybrid Systems Repair workshop, February 2021
Volunteering: Conduct free car maintenance workshops for local community members on weekends
Your Name
Diesel Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2019 - Present
Master Diesel Mechanic
Overhauled and refurbished 100+ diesel engines - 30% faster than typical timelines.
Reduced repair rework by 20% by implementing rigorous vehicle maintenance and check procedures.
Improved diesel engine efficiency by 15% through innovative engine assembly techniques.
Enhanced team practical knowledge on diesel engines, resulting in a 10% increase in team productivity.
Pioneered new diesel engine testing techniques that reduced on-road breakdowns by 25%. February 2017 - March 2019
Diesel Technician
Repaired and maintained 50+ diesel vehicles per month, resulting in higher vehicle availability.
Built a customer-centric culture that increased service appointments by 20%.
Introduced fault finding charts into the workshop, improving fault detection by 15%.
Ford Motor Company August 2015 - January 2017
Junior Mechanic
Acquired comprehensive knowledge of diesel engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul.
Gained familiarity with electrical systems, increasing my repair speed by 10%.
Resume Worded University April 2018
Master of Engineering - Heavy Duty Equipment
Specialization in Diesel Engine Systems
Resume Worded Institute November 2016
Certification - Advanced Diesel Technology
NASATECH Certified Program
Technical Skills: Diesel Engine Repair, Diesel Engine Diagnostics, Hydraulics, Preventive Maintenance, Engine Overhaul, Chassis Repair
Tools: Micrometers, Pneumatic Tools, Welding, Diagnostic Software, Multimeter, Hand Tools
Safety and Compliance: OSHA Compliance, Hazardous Materials Handling, Lockout/Tagout Procedures, Personal Protective Equipment, Emergency Response, Firefighting Procedures
Systems Knowledge: Fuel Injection Systems, Exhaust Systems, Cooling Systems, Air Brake Systems, Electrical Systems, Suspension Systems
Certifications: ASE Medium/Heavy Truck: Diesel Engines (2017), ASE Electrical Systems (2018)
Awards & Recognition: Resume Worded's Employee of the Year (2020), Excellence Award (2018)
Voluntary Services: Volunteer Mechanic, Wheels to Prosper Program (2015 - Present)
Continuous Learning: Attended the 2021 Diesel Technology Forum, Webinar participant - 'The Future of Diesel Technology' (2019)
Your Name
Automotive Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Ford Motor Company January 2020 - Present
Automotive Technician
Overhauled and repaired brakes and other key parts of vehicles, reducing repair returns by 15%
Implemented use of an advanced on-board diagnostics system for quicker identification of faults, improving repair efficiency by 20%
Demonstrated proficiency in automotive electronic systems and traditional mechanical components, enhancing overall team performance by 25%
Conducted regular vehicle maintenance checks, decreasing the number of client's future visits to the workshop by 30%
Ensured appropriate repair and servicing of powertrains, reducing associated complaints by 35%
Resume Worded May 2017 - December 2019
Automotive Mechanic
Advised clients on preventative maintenance strategies, resulting in a 25% reduction in severe mechanical failures
Swiftly identified faulty automotive parts with an efficient diagnostic approach, improving garage's repair turnaround time by 30%
Increased customer satisfaction by 20% by delivering clear and comprehensive overviews of repair process and expected outcomes
Goodyear January 2014 - April 2017
Auto Repair Technician
Ensured a reduction of 20% in tire-related problems through routine tire checks and maintenance
Enhanced the efficiency of oil changes process by 30% by adopting new continuous improvement methodologies
Achieved 15% reduction in warranty claims through execution of precise, detail-oriented automotive repairs
Resume Worded Institute May 2017 - December 2019
Certified Automotive Mechanic
Awarded Mechanic of the Year 2019
Resume Worded University September 2008 - May 2012
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
Specialization in Automotive Engineering
Member of Automotive Engineers Society
Automotive Repair Software: AllData, Mitchell 1, CCC One, Dealertrack DMS, R.O. Writer
Mechanical Skills: Engine repair and rebuild, Transmission repair and rebuild, Automotive electrical systems
Specialized Equipment: OBD-II scanners, Brake lathes, Alignment machines, Hydraulic lifts, Diagnostic computers
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: ASE Certification: Master Automobile Technician (2020), EPA Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery (2017)
Professional Memberships: Member, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (2020 - Present)
Volunteering: Volunteer, Cars for Careers Automotive Training Program (2018 - Present)
Projects: Rebuilt 1970 Ford Mustang (Engine, Transmission, and Suspension systems)
Your Name
Auto Repair Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Toyota Motor Corporation February 2021 - Present
Auto Repair Specialist
Initiated a new comprehensive approach to automotive aftermarket services, boosting customer retention by 20%
Developed a regular training regime, increasing team’s ASE certification success rate by 15%
Executed a new strategy for managing vehicle suspensions, reducing costs by 10%
Decreased faulty repairs and enhanced overall performance through an effective maintenance & repair system, reducing customer complaints by 20%
Enhanced the tire management and replacement process, reducing tire related issues for customers by 25% June 2018 - January 2021
Automotive Service Technician
Maximized garage efficiency through streamlining the diagnostic process, reducing labour costs by 15%
Implemented an advanced strategy for brake systems maintenance, increasing vehicle safety standards by 20%
Provides exceptional customer service leading to an increase in repeat customers by 10%
General Motors March 2014 - May 2018
Junior Mechanic
Implemented an efficient system for recording and monitoring vehicle parts inventory, reducing missing parts incidents by 30%
Improved average time it takes to complete oil changes by managing job duties more effectively, improving productivity by 60%
Resume Worded Institute January 2018
Certified Mechanic - ASE Certification
Specialization in Diagnostic Technologies
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Science - Automotive Technology
Focus on Electrical Systems and Engine Performance
Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Automotive Diagnostics: Engine Testing, Drivability Diagnostics, Electrical System Diagnostics, Performance Testing, Emission Inspection, Oil and Fluid Check
Tools: Impacts tools, Multimeters, Scan Tools, Tire balancers, Hydraulic jacks, Brake Lathes
Softwares: Mitchell On Demand, AutoCAD, ProDemand, CCC ONE, Garage Partner Pro
Vehicle Systems: Braking Systems, Cooling Systems, Ignition Systems, Fuel Systems, Air Conditioning Systems, Exhaust Systems
Certifications: Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification (2019), Undercar Specialist Exhaust Systems Certification (2016)
Leadership & Volunteering: Local Automobile Club (Active Member, organises monthly auto shows and charity drives)
Projects: Refurbished classic 1970 Chevrolet Camaro - full engine rebuild, installation of modern amenities, and body restoration
Your Name
Automotive Service Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
BMW Group February 2019 - Present
Automotive Service Technician
Repaired automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles to the manufacturer’s specifications with a 98% customer satisfaction rating
Reduced diagnostic times by 30% through the use of automotive technology tools for identifying and fixing faults in automotive systems
Lowered the rate of repeat repair work by 20% by applying my comprehensive knowledge of automotive electronics to accurately diagnose and rapidly address issues
Instituted an improved tire rotation system, increasing tire life by 10% for over 1000 customers
Implemented measures that increased overall team efficiency in completing warranty work orders by 25%
Resume Worded November 2016 - January 2019
Automotive Mechanic
Used advanced diagnostic skills to identify and fix mechanical and electronic issues, reducing comeback issues by 20%
Increased team-wide adoption of continuous improvement techniques and methodologies, enhancing overall efficiency of the workshop by 15%
Honored with the ‘Best Employee of the Year’ award recognizing excellence in automotive repair and customer service
Midas July 2014 - October 2016
Entry-Level Mechanic
Performed under the guidance of senior mechanic to learn and develop repair and diagnosis skills, leading to a 20% decrease in training period
Successfully completed 200+ standard oil changes, maximizing customer satisfaction scores
Introduced a time-saving brake maintenance tool, improving brake service efficiency by 15%
Resume Worded Institute November 2018
Certified Automotive Service Technician
Certification awarded after 2,000 hours of hands-on training with BMW automobiles
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2014
Diploma in Automotive Technology
Specialized in Suspension and Steering
Graduated with distinction; top 10% of the class
Technical Proficiency: Electrical Systems, Engine Repair, Vehicle Inspection, Suspension and Steering, Brake Systems, Transmission
Software & Tools: AutoCAD, Mitchell Mechanical Repair Guide, ALLDATA repair software, OEM software BMW, Car diagnostics tools (Multimeter, Scan Tool)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)
Certifications: EPA Section 609 certification, BMW Certified Technician, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification
Leadership: Head Technician (Resume Worded), Mentored 5 Junior Mechanics over the course of 3 years
Projects: Rebuilt a 1991 BMW E30 Coupe, increasing its fuel efficiency by 20%
Your Name
Diesel Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Diesel Technician
Revamped the maintenance process, reducing repair time by 30% significantly improving fleet uptime.
Spearheaded a cross-functional team to troubleshoot and repair complex engine issues, leading to 25% increase in longevity of heavy equipment.
Implemented preventive maintenance program, reducing breakdowns by 40% and extending vehicle lifecycle by 2 years.
Piloted electrical troubleshooting exercises that boosted the department's diagnostic success rate by 45%.
Led a comprehensive training program on air brake systems, enhancing team efficiency by 30%.
Cummins Inc. February 2017 - December 2019
Diesel Technician
Overhauled fleet vehicles, resulting in 20% improvement in vehicle performance.
Managed routine maintenance of heavy equipment, leading to increase in equipment reliability by 35%.
Delivered rapid response to vehicle breakdowns, lowering downtime by 40%
Enhanced fleet management system, leading to 30% decrease in maintenance costs.
Peterbilt Motors Company January 2015 - January 2017
Junior Diesel Technician
Assisted in vehicle maintenance, improving preventative maintenance completion rate by 15%
Supported in electrical troubleshooting activities, increasing repair efficiency by 20%
Improved welding techniques, contributing to a 10% increase in the durability of repair work.
Resume Worded Institute December 2019
Advanced Level Certification in Diesel Engine Technology
Specialized in Diagnostics and Failure Analysis
Resume Worded University December 2014
Bachelor's degree in Automotive Engineering Technology
Specialized in Diesel and Heavy Equipment
Distinguished Graduate Award for Excellence
Diagnostic Tools: Electronic Diagnostic Tool, Hand-held Scanner, Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Dial Indicator
Repair Skills: Engine Overhaul, Transmission Repair, Brakes, Electrical systems, Hydraulic Systems, Air conditioning systems
Software Skills: Diagnostics Software (Cummins INSITE, Detroit Diesel Diagnostic Link), MS Office Suite, CAD
Technical Knowledge: Diesel Engines, Mechanical and Electronic Components, EPA Regulations, DOT Regulations
Certifications: ASE Certification in Diesel Engines (2021), Brake Certification (2017), EPA Section 608 Type II Certification (2015)
Trainings: Cummins Engine Training (2019), Peterbilt Service Training (2015-2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Safety Committee Member at Resume Worded, Youth Mentor at Auto Mechanics Summer Camp
Projects: Developed a predictive model for engine failure in Cummins diesel engines, saving the company $100K+
Your Name
Fleet Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2021 - Present
Lead Fleet Mechanic
Led and influenced a team of technicians to enhance maintenance and repair efficacy, resulting in 15% increase in team productivity.
Improved the fleet management system, effectively reducing the vehicle downtime by 20%
Revitalized the forklift operation procedure, yielding a decrease in downtime by 35%
Developed a preventive maintenance program for trucks resulting in a 30% increase in vehicle longevity.
Executed troubleshooting strategies for fleet vehicles, leading to a 25% reduction in breakdowns.
FedEx Freight March 2018 - January 2021
Fleet Mechanic
Implemented a new truck maintenance schedule, extending truck lifespan by 15%
Reduced truck breakdown cases by 30% through intensive troubleshooting.
Increased team efficiency by 20% by introducing innovative mechanic techniques.
Managed regular welding jobs with high precision, resulting in an overall 10% increase in workshop productivity.
United Parcel Service (UPS) January 2016 - February 2018
Apprentice Fleet Mechanic
Assisted in automotive repair tasks, reducing repair backlog by 20%
Aided in preventive truck maintenance, helping increase truck lifespan by 10%
Participated in regular fleet management tasks, contributing to a 15% improvement in overall fleet performance.
Resume Worded Institute March 2018
Certified ASE Master Technician
Intensive training in automotive repair and troubleshooting
Resume Worded University December 2015
Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology
Specialized in Advanced Diesel Engine Technology
Cross-functional skills in automotive electronics
Mechanical Skills: Brakes, Suspension, Steering, Electrical Systems, Engine Repair, Engine Performance
Diagnosis Tools: Multimeters, Code Readers, Lab Scopes, Battery Tester, Pressure Gauge, Vacuum Gauge
Software Proficiency: AllData, Identifix, Repairlink, Microsoft Office Suite, ADP
Safety Practices: Lockout/Tagout, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazardous Material Handling, Fire Safety
Certifications: EPA Section 609 Certification, Forklift Operator Certification
Projects: Lead on Green Fleet project: Designed and implemented green maintenance protocols, reduced emissions by 25%
Volunteering: Volunteer Mechanic - Cars for Single Moms Non-Profit Organization
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Your Name
Maintenance Mechanic
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Senior Maintenance Mechanic
Oversaw the preventive maintenance of heavy equipment, resulting in a 20% decrease in machine failure rates.
Revolutionized welding processes to improve workshop safety and productivity by 30%
Applied innovative troubleshooting techniques, minimizing equipment downtime by 40%
Enhanced forklift operation processes, increasing operational efficiency by 25%
Streamlined maintenance procedures resulting in 35% increment in work order completion.
Caterpillar Inc. May 2015 - May 2019
Maintenance Mechanic
Optimized preventive maintenance schedules, extending machine life by 20%
Decreased the turnaround time of repair works by 30% by refining the troubleshooting process.
Reduced equipment malfunction cases by 25% through effective maintenance and repair strategies.
Improved welding practices, boosting shop productivity by 10%.
Komatsu Ltd. March 2013 - April 2015
Junior Maintenance Mechanic
Assisted in the regular maintenance of heavy machines, contributing to a 10% decrease in repair needs.
Supported in preventive maintenance works, helping increase equipment lifespan by 15%
Collaborated in regular fleet management tasks, contributing to a 10% improvement in overall fleet performance.
Resume Worded Institute June 2017
Advanced Certification in Industrial Machinery Maintenance
Award: Top Performer, Maintenance and Troubleshooting Techniques Course
Resume Worded University December 2012
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Specialization in Manufacturing Systems and Processes
Honors: Graduated with Magna Cum Laude
Maintenance Tools: Wrenches, Multimeters, Pneumatic tools, Electronic testing equipment, Hydraulic systems, Welding tools
Problem-Solving Techniques: Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), 5 Whys, Fishbone Diagram, Six Sigma
Equipment & Machinery: Engines, Conveyor Systems, Air Compressors, Pumping Systems, HVAC Systems, Turbines
Software: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Maintenance Connection, Asset Essentials, eMaint, Infor EAM
Certifications: Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) - 2020
Professional Development: Advanced Welding Techniques Course - Resume Worded Institute, Participated in annual Maintenance & Reliability Symposium since 2015
Volunteering: Annual participant in the 'Engineers Without Borders' project
Professional Associations: Member, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

How do I add skills to a Mechanic resume?

Review the job posting closely.

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

Add industry skills like Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering.

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

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Electricity, Diesel Engine and AutoCAD - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

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

Word Cloud for Mechanic Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Mechanic job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Mechanic Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Mechanic Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Mechanic job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

Resume Skills and Keywords from Related Jobs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you add to a Mechanic resume?

Some popular Mechanic hard skills are Engineering, Maintenance & Repair, Electrical Engineering, Assembler, Preventive Maintenance, Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering and Welding.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Mechanics, AutoCAD, Electricity, Diesel Engine and Microsoft Access can also be good to include on your resume.

How do resume skills compare between a Mechanical Technologist and an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Mechanical Technologist positions include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • AutoCAD
  • Engineering
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Manufacturing
  • Project Engineering

In comparison, skills we see on Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic resumes include:

  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aviation
  • A&P
  • Airframe
  • Airworthiness
  • Commercial Aviation
  • Airlines
  • Aerospace

What are good resume skills to include for different Mechanic roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic: Heavy Equipment, Mechanics, Preventive Maintenance, Maintenance & Repair and Hydraulics
  • Aircraft Mechanic: Aircraft Maintenance, Aviation, Aerospace, Military and Aircraft Systems
  • Mechanical Technologist: Mechanical Engineering, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), AutoCAD, Engineering and SOLIDWORKS
  • Mechanical Drafter: Autodesk Inventor, Revit, Mechanical Drawings, Manufacturing and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Heating Air Conditioning Mechanic: HVAC, Air Conditioning, HVAC Controls, Refrigeration and Heating

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