Electrician Resume Sample & Writing Guide [2019 Template]

Not sure how to write your electrician resume? Get inspired with our example and comprehensive writing tips and bonus action adverbs.
8/16/2019 By Jofibo Team 4 min reading time
Electrician Resume Sample & Writing Guide [2019 Template]

The following Electrician resume example and tips will help you write a resume that best highlights your experience and qualifications to get that job interview. Further, we provide you with valuable bonus tips in the end so be sure to not miss it.

A good way to start is to be sure to reference the job description and highlight any skills, awards, and certifications that match with the requirements. Also using relevant keywords from the job description plays an important part of beating the ATS system. Don't get rejected by forgetting the these simple rules.

A well build and structured resume are as important as ever!

Let's start with an example of a resume for an Electrician with 5 years of experience.

Electrician Resume Example using our Traditional Resume Template

 

Electrician Resume Example

 

Electrician Resume (Text format)

Robert T. McDonald
Certified Electrician
4406 Dennison Street, 95369, Snelling, CA, US
robert@electrician.com

Profile

Driven and independent Electrician with 5 years of experience providing high-quality residential diagnosis, installations and repairs. I’m committed to project quality, customer satisfaction, and teamwork.

Extensive knowledge of electrical system design, maintenance, and code guidelines. Safety and efficiency are key components to complete projects on time.

Follows directions and learn quickly. Passionate about training and mentoring others.

Work experience

Electrician

Henser Ltd. - Snelling, CA Sep 2017 - currently employed

  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots electrical problems by performing electrical repairs and replacing defective parts such as sockets, fuses, and switches
  • Installs meter bases and wires new electrical panels to replace outdated or low amperage panels
  • Designs and installs new systems to replace obsolete residential equipment and systems resulting in an average 20% savings on energy costs
  • Creates accurate estimates and work proposals for residential wiring projects and completes work efficiently while ensuring the highest possible quality
  • Maintains project safety standards while performing electrical work and partners with outside contractors to minimize down time or rework
  • Mentors apprentice electricians regarding efficient work practices and safety guidelines and procedures

Apprentice Electrician

Henser Ltd. - Snelling, CA Sep 2014 - Aug 2017

  • Installed or repaired residential electrical systems while learning about code requirements, installation techniques, and system design
  • Organized electrical boxes, tools, wiring, and fixtures in preparation for installation projects
  • Measured voltage readings and interpreted electrical diagrams to ensure precise installation
  • Examined electrical systems for loose connections or broken insulation and created accurate repair records

Education

Associate of Electrical Engineering at Saint Maria University

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014 

  • Graduated with the highest academy remarks.

Skills

Attention to detail                Safety Compliance             Problem Solving

Electrical Code Knowledge    Blueprints & Schematics     OSHA Certified

Most proud of

Employee of the month, December 2018

Facts about this Electrician resume:

  • Candidate is applying for an Electrician position
  • Candidate uses the reverse-chronological format
  • Candidate has over 5+ years of experience
  • Candidate emphasize key professional skills and the passion for teaching others

 

3 tips to help you construct an Electrician resume

It is crucial that you provide a thorough and professional approach to your resume. We made an easily digestive guide for you to keep you on your toes while creating the simple, yet effective and professional resume.

#1 - A strong profile summary will make the recruiter want to look further

Starting a resume on the right foot is important. Be concise in your profile summary, and do not use interposed phrases. Focus on a few key competences you have that will fit the job and is part of the job description.

Do

  • Be concise in your profile summary. Focus on a few key competences and skills you have that will fit the job and is part of the job description.

Don't

  • Use interposed phrases. The reader doesn't care about fillers. The purpose is to tell the reader exactly how you fit the role and make the reader want to read on. Don't bore them!

Example from above:

"Driven and independent electrician with 5 years of experience providing high-quality residential diagnosis, installations and repairs. I’m committed to project quality, customer satisfaction, and teamwork."

Very concise way of embedding important skills. Including common skills like customer satisfaction, teamwork, safety, and the ability to learn provide you with a great way to start on the description, making you able to build it further.

A great way to get feedback about your overall profile is by asking people from your network about the value which you bring. You might be surprised how they respond. We made a guide about networking and how to stay on top of this game, don't miss these valuable tips.

#2 - List measurable achievements

It is a good idea to list a few measurable achievements under your Employment History, such as;

  • Saved energy costs by 25% at a local supermarket by calculating and designing a new electrical system
  • Participated in weekly safety briefings, discussing regulations and fire safety practices, reducing dangerous situation reports by 15%

By highlighting measurable achievements, it goes to show that with your abilities you are able to deliver results. It sends a clear message to the employer or recruiter about your abilities and work ethics.

#3 - Focus your skills around problem solving and customer care

The ability to solve a problem is a core function of an Electrician. This is what every employer would demand from you. Showing that you have that ability will make the employer know that you understand this.

Equally as important is the ability to provide the customer with great care and support. Understanding the problem, and solving it with the customer in mind, will show your attitude towards the work you do, and what you represent as an Electrician.

Lastly, do not forget any certificates you may have or any personal awards you might have received. Common certificates such as First Aid and OSHA 30 might be able to help persuade a future employer selecting you.

Learn more about how to build your skills into your resume. In our article we cover soft and hard skills from A to Z.

#Bonus - Key action adverbs for Electricians

By using action verbs you can add clarity, depth, and distinction to your resume. Action verbs make great openers for experience bullet points and can also be utilized on cover letters to target them to specific positions.

  • Adhering
  • Analyzing
  • Applying
  • Cleaning
  • Climbing
  • Communicating
  • Consulting
  • Cultivating
  • Developing
  • Directing     
  • Documenting
  • Estimating
  • Installing
  • Interpreting
  • Maintaining
  • Mastering
  • Obtaining
  • Preparing
  • Reading
  • Repairing
  • Solving
  • Testing
  • Training
  • Troubleshooting
  • Wiring
  • Working

If you want to know more about using words like these in your resume, check out How To Use Power Words In Your Resume.

Key Takeaways

  • Start your Electrician resume with a concise resume summary.
  • Focus on your achievements, not just duties.
  • Match your professional skills list with the skills required in the job description.
  • Always personalize every resume you send. Tailor the contents of your resume to the requirements of the job description.

 

We hope that you enjoyed reading this article, and that we provided you with a few tips and advice about writing a resume.

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