A professional mechanic knows the business well and does not waste time when there is work to be done. Your resume should reflect this same quality with the language you use to describe yourself, getting right to the point and demonstrating with your attitude that you offer the most cost-effective solution for your prospective employer’s needs. As a professional, you back up your claims with hard evidence and provide numbers to show your performance.
What to Include in a Professional Mechanic Resume
A professional resume should include information that is relevant to the exact job you are applying for. If you are responding to an advertisement, make sure to customize your resume based on the stated needs of the employer. Give specific information how you would solve the problems that the company has stated it needs help with. Always describe your certifications and credentials, but avoid adding information that is not relevant to the job itself.
Common Resume Fails: Mistakes to Avoid
- Including Irrelevant Information: Use direct language that clearly states your qualifications. Using wordy or overly descriptive language distracts from the goal of communicating. Just get right to the point. Do not include any hobbies or work information that isn’t important to your prospective employer.
- Using a Generic Resume: Customize your resume for each job you apply to. An employer should see how your specific qualifications meets the role that you have applied for. Use the job notice as a guide.
- Using Gimmicks: Always create a professional-looking resume on plain paper with a simple font that is easy to read. Complicating your presentation with elaborate print, embossing, gloss or distracting colors makes it more likely that you will not be taken seriously.
- Including References: Space is limited on your resume, and your list of references can be supplied later when asked for. References on the resume itself is a waste of paper.
- Making Typing or Grammar Errors: Proofread your resume before submitting it. Have someone else that you trust also check it over to be certain. A simple mistake on your resume can damage your credibility. These types of errors are distracting and should be fixed before you send it to an HR department.
123 Andrews Road, Fort Jackson, Il 11111
Master repair technician with advanced diagnostics skills and over 14 years of experience, seeking employment as a flat rate technician in a high-volume shop.
ASE Certified Automotive Master Technician
ASE Certified Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification
Average of 65 labor hours earned per week over the past ten years
99.4% career customer satisfaction index from all third-party survey results
Successfully upsell services on at least 40% of all work orders
Master Repair Technician
2/1/2009 – Present
House of Imports – Eugene, OR
Perform services and repairs according to factory specifications
Achieve an average of 15% saving for shop customers compared to dealer pricing
Maintain highest level of quality and reduced shop rework by 18%
Negotiate additional repair fees with federal warranty claims
Diagnostic Service Technician
5/1/2006 – 2/1/2009
BMW of Portland – Portland, OR
Performed approved repairs on all models of BMW vehicles
Performed routing inspections and new delivery inspections
Obtained highest shop quality awards and Customer Service Index for two years in a row
General Repair Mechanic and Installer
9/1/2001 – 4/1/2006
Diamond Automotive Service Group – Corvallis, OR
Performed bumper-to-bumper repairs and maintenance on all makes and models of vehicles
Critical inspection services for used dealer stock saved the shop an average of $1100 per month in reconditioning expenses
Associate Degree in Automotive Technology Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
1075 Hours of BMW Factory Training
Special Training Services of BMW, Portland, OR