ADI-Welding-Resume Tip Sheet







Resume Tip Sheet for ADI Programs Welding

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 manufacturing and/or fabrication. (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: 

Casey Brown
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:

• Highly proficient at reading blueprints and fabricating according to specifications
• Able to interpret sketches, understand 2D and 3D diagrams and calculate exact dimensions
• Consistently put the customers’ safety and satisfaction first, complying with company safety policies and procedures; injury-free service record
• Committed to working cooperatively as part of a team to meet production deadlines
• Possess physical strength, endurance, hand-eye coordination, steady hands and attention to detail

Key terms to consider using in this section: welding, welder, soldering, operators, heat treating, brazing machine setters, metal, fabricating, blue prints, sheet metal, assembler

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:

Ken’s Fabrication and Manufacturing                        Byron Center, MI                                 01/2023-03/2023
Welding Intern
• Consistently assembled all the necessary tools, equipment, and metals for projects without omissions
• Worked alongside several senior welders and gained proficiency in MIG, TIG, and SMAW welding
• Successfully inspected welds for quality and strength and used a grinder to remove slag and buildup
• Contributed to designs of fabrication projects with fabricators after meeting all deadlines
• Displayed skill and understanding in interpreting blueprints and engineering drawings

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 05/2023
A Division of Baker College
Welding Certificate*

*American Welding Society (AWS) program partner

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 CORE QUALIFICATIONS section if desired. Below are examples of possible certifications:

Welding Certification I and II
      Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)                                                                                            Obtained 00/2023
      Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)                                                                                                     Obtained 00/2023

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., Welding, Assembling and Fabrication 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 CORE QUALIFICATIONS section.

American Welding Society (AWS) member                                                                            02/2023



Revised 29 June 2022

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