ADI-Diesel Services Technology-Resume Tip Sheet


Resume Tip Sheet for ADI Programs                             
Diesel Services Technology

As a graduate of the Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan, you can create a CHRONOLOGICAL resume if you have relevant work experience through a required internship or other types of experience in medium and heavy-duty truck dealerships. (See the article Easy Steps for a Chronological Resume)
Or you can create a COMBINATION resume if you would rather emphasize your categories of skills, along with your education and your required internship. (See the article Easy Steps for a Combination Resume)

Tips for creating key sections of an Auto Diesel Institute graduate’s resume:

A. Heading
Recommended format:
                                                                         Lucas Lopez
                                                                    Street Address, City, MI 00000
                                                                                (000) 000-0000
                                           LinkedIn Profile/Customized URL

B. Core Qualifications
Begin your resume with a summary of your core qualifications. To write the bulleted statements in this section, be sure to use keywords, requirements and preferences mentioned in the job posting. (For more information see the following articles: Developing Your Qualifications Summary and Beating the ATS.) Below is an example:

• Skilled in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical issues, such as wheel-end assemblies, electrical systems, suspensions, air conditioning, and engine components
• Consistently put the customers’ safety and satisfaction first, complying with company safety policies and procedures; injury-free service record
• Write clear, accurate service reports and maintain up-to-date service logs


Key terms to consider using in this section: inspection, technician, diagnosis, repair, preventative maintenance, a/c, drive train

C. Work Experience
An ADI graduate’s internship and other work experience in the industry are important examples of professional experience. Be sure the list is in reverse chronological order. Recommended format:

M & K Truck Centers                                                                   Byron Center, MI                                                 01/2021-03/2021
Diesel Technician Intern
• Conducted preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) on approximately 25 company and customer vehicles per week
• Conducted pre-delivery inspections (PDI) inspections
• Successfully diagnosed vehicle issues using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment
• Navigated electronic service manuals, diagnostic manuals, writing diagrams, hydraulic schematics
• Performed heavy duty brake service successfully under supervision

D. Education
Place your education information directly after the WORK EXPERIENCE section. You may include any colleges at which you have completed courses or from which you have obtained a degree. See the example below which shows how to list an ADI degree:

Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan                                          Owosso, MI                                    Expected graduation 05/2022
A Division of Baker College
Associate of Applied Science
Diesel Services Technology*
*Program accredited by the ASE Education Foundation

E. Relevant Coursework (opt.)
This section is optional. It should only mention specific coursework required for or desirable for the target job. List specific competencies from the course.

F. Licenses/Certifications
List licenses or certifications granted by a governing body. Look at requirements listed in job posting and choose optimum placement on the resume for this information. It can be placed after the professional skills section if desired. Below are examples of possible certifications:

T2 Diesel Engines Certification, ASE Automotive Service Excellence Obtained 00/2021
T3 Drive Train Certification, ASE Automotive Service Excellence Obtained 00/2021
T4 Brakes Certification, ASE Automotive Service Excellence Obtained 00/2021
T5 Suspension and Steering, ASE Automotive Service Excellence Obtained 00/2021
T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems, ASE Automotive Service Excellence Obtained 00/2021
T7 Heating/Ventilation/AC, ASE Automotive Service Excellence Obtained 00/2021
T8 Preventative Maintenance, ASE Automotive Service Excellence Obtained 00/2021

G. Other Work Experience
List other work experience with two to three bullets which highlight soft skills. Also, be sure to list related mechanical experience outside of your internship which would be desirable to the employer (e.g., Oil Change Technician, Dealership Experience) and highlight transferable skills.

H. Optional Section
You can create an optional section to show additional accomplishments and relevant volunteer activity. Depending on the length of your resume and your goals, this section can simply be a list of your titles and the organizations or can include duties/achievements as in the PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE section.

Truck Show Volunteer, Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show                                                                             02/2021

Revised 3 May 2021


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