Resume Samples: Construction, Trades, and Labor

Here are resume samples written for construction, trades, and labor jobs. Some of the resumes are for entry-level positions; others are for more advanced jobs.

In this collection, you’ll find both functional and chronological resume formats. For each one, notice how the job seeker’s strengths are highlighted and how his or her resume problems have been addressed. In particular, you’ll see ways to handle issues such as career change, little education/training, employment gaps, and short-term jobs in their work histories.

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Feel free to browse through this group of sample resumes for construction, trades and labor workers to see what techniques might be useful for your resume.

Resume Sample: Rail Car Foreman

This chronological resume sample for a position as a rail car foreman gives a very clear picture of the job seeker’s knowledge, skills and achievements that are needed to do this job well. How does he do this? Let’s take a look! See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Marine Machinist

Here is a resume sample for a marine machinist. This job seeker uses the functional format to highlight his skills and to downplay his work history. Let’s see why he has chosen this format, and how it works for his job goal! See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Machinist

This resume sample for a machinist uses the functional format to show off the job seeker’s set of skills and the types of equipment, tools, and documents he has worked with during his ten years of experience. See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Millwright

Here’s a solid resume sample for a millwright that uses the achievement style format to present the job seeker’s achievements. Let’s see why he chose this format, and how it helps his resume to stand out in the job search market! See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Auto Body Repair

Here is a bold and clear resume sample for a position in auto body repair. Unlike most resumes, where there is a summary section at the top, followed by a section with the job seeker’s jobs and achievements, this resume combines the two sections into one. Let’s see what else makes this resume a winner! See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Apprentice Plumber

This resume sample for an apprentice plumber position uses the Achievement style of format to help the job seeker make a career change. Let’s see how we does it! See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Bookbinder

This resume sample for a bookbinder position makes a bold statement right away, telling us who the job seeker is and what she has to offer. Let’s take a look at how she does it! See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Plumber

Here is a great chronological resume sample for a plumber. This job seeker has done plumbing for many types of jobs, including solar installations. He is part of the new “green energy” world, and wants to let us know it! Let’s see what else makes this resume strong! See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Maintenance Mechanic

This resume sample for a maintenance mechanic uses the functional format to highlight the job seeker’s skills, making it easy for the reader to see all of the ways he would be great at the job he wants. Let’s take a deeper look at why this resume works! See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Pipe Fitter/Welder

This resume sample is for a pipe fitter or welder position. The job seeker has chosen a slightly different style of the achievement format to show his relevant experience and two extra statements about his work and leadership while in the US Navy. See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Maintenance Supervisor

Here’s a great hybrid resume sample for a position as a maintenance supervisor. This job seeker combines the strengths of the chronological and functional resume formats into one robust resume that will make any hiring person sit up and take notice. See this sample resume.

Resume Sample: Marine Piper Fitter

Here’s a great sample resume for a marine pipe fitter. The job seeker has chosen the achievement resume format to show that, no matter who he has worked for, he has been a solid, strong worker. See this sample resume.

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