Engineer Resume Example and Writing Tips

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When applying for a job as an engineer, you want to emphasize your technical engineering skills and experience while also writing a clear and easy-to-understand resume.

Need some tips on how to write a strong engineer resume? Have a glance at the following information, then use the engineer resume example to help you write your own resume. This sample is for a job with a particular focus on electrical engineering.

Tips for Writing an Engineer Resume

Include a resume summary. Consider including a summary of qualifications, also known as a resume summary statement, at the beginning of your resume.

A resume summary provides the hiring manager with a concise description of your professional accomplishments and qualifications for the job. It shows him or her, at a glance, why you are a strong candidate.

Include key accomplishments. Underneath each job description, include a bulleted list not only of your job responsibilities, but also of your key accomplishments. Try to use numbers to quantify those accomplishments. For example, you might explain that you "developed a process for building electrical circuits that sped up production time by 30%." These accomplishments show the hiring manager how you might add value to his or her company.

Use resume examples. Use resume examples, like the one listed below, to help you write your resume. Examples can help you decide how to format your resume, as well as what information to include. You can look at generic resumes, but engineering resume samples will be the most useful because of their specificity to your field.

Edit, edit, edit. Even though technical, hard skills are critical for an engineer, you still want your resume to be well-written. Be sure to thoroughly read through your resume before sending it, proofreading for any spelling and grammar errors. Also make sure your formatting is consistent. For example, if you bold one job title, be sure to bold all of them.

Consider asking a friend, family member, or career counselor to look at your resume as well.

Engineer Resume Example

Kenneth R. Zajac
8999 Lantree Drive
Howell, MI 48855
Home: (517) 555-1111
Mobile: (734) 666-1111


Extensive experience in engineering and management, research and development, leadership and mentoring, and systems testing and problem solving. Engineering forte is in electrical/electronic and automated test systems. Expert at analyzing and solving the most complex of problems, generating solutions that have saved over $23,000,000 in costs to date. Self-motivated professional, capable of working independently or as part of a team.


Advanced Technology, Livonia, MI

Chief R&D Engineering Technologist, 20XX to Present

Promoted to research, develop, and implement all technologies, products, standards, procedures, and processes including engines/transmission control, custom data acquisition, and NVH testing systems.

  • Conducted Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma projects to reduce engineering rework, reduce warranty costs, improve processes, and improve product quality and manufacturability.
  • Reduced project lead times by 20%.

Chief Controls Engineer, 20XX to 20XX

Managed a group of 20+ engineers including hiring, performance review, daily supervision, salary administration, mentoring, and training. Developed and administered engineering concept, preliminary, and final design review processes. Evaluated work assignments and developed a master schedule for multiple projects to facilitate proper usage of limited labor resources.

  • Worked as part of a multi-national/multi-site team to develop, document, and implement standards for engineering design and practices.
  • Implemented and enforced ISO 9001 engineering procedures.
  • Provided expert contribution to qualify equipment built for CE marking.

Senior Project Engineer, 20XX to 20XX

Analyzed testing requirements of various products. Proposed and implemented methods and equipment that would detect defects introduced during the production process; accountable for the distribution, calibration, and repair of test equipment and laboratory facility.

  • Designed and implemented custom electronic circuits for signal conditioning, data acquisition, and control functions.
  • Placed in charge of control and maintenance of the laboratory.

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

Electrical Engineer, 19XX to 20XX

Serviced, repaired, and designed engineering of controls systems for factory automation in the Metal Stamping Division.

  • Specified and approved the purchase of automation equipment from suppliers; found new suppliers, thus reducing costs by 10%
  • Designed and implemented custom electronic circuits for signal conditioning, data acquisition, and control functions.


Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI: Bachelor of Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Plymouth, MI: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt