The results of your quality engineering initiatives should stand out on your resume, says resume expert Kim Isaacs. Check out this sample resume she created below for a manufacturing quality engineer to learn how you can improve the quality of your resume. You can also download the midlevel quality engineer resume template in Word. And if you need more help, get a free resume evaluation today from the experts at Monster's partner TopResume.
55 Creek Drive
Sometown, MI 48205
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Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing / Process Design & Improvement
Six Sigma Green Belt offering three years of experience in quality engineering, lean manufacturing and product/process design. Deliver quality controls and enhancements to proactively address problems and improve product quality, manufacturing flow, customer satisfaction and bottom-line results.
- Six Sigma & ISO Leadership
- Lean Manufacturing Operations
- Lean Quality Tools (FMEA, Pareto Charts, Fishbone Diagrams, Six Sigma 5S, 8D Methodology)
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
- Process Development & Improvement
- Scrap Reduction & Output Increase
- Statistical Process Controls (SPC)
- Quality Auditing
- Systems Design & Automation
- AutoCAD, MS Project & MS Office
ABC Company (formerly DEF Company) – Sometown, MI
Manufacturer of fabricated glass products and optical coatings
Quality Engineer, 2012 to Present
Assistant Quality Engineer (internship), 2012
Retained following three-month internship and promoted to quality engineer to improve the efficiency of production operations, prepare engineering drawings in AutoCAD, ensure ISO compliance, manage the engineering change process and act as customer liaison for product quality issues.
Quality Initiatives and Results:
- Led ISO recertification effort, which was granted on first attempt.
- Liaised between design, manufacturing and executive teams as a contributor to development of frameless glass showers product. Ensured product manufacturability, robust design, compliance with regulatory requirements and transition from prototype to production ($525K in sales in 2015).
- Conducted process mapping and time/capability studies to improve throughput by 26%, eliminate bottlenecks and ensure adherence to customer specifications.
- Lowered product returns by 12%, saving $150K per year. Cut number of complaints in half by accelerating customer support response times.
- Increased sales by $190K in 2015 by developing a supplier-qualification program.
- Incorporated Six Sigma methodologies to solve a range of design and manufacturing problems.
ABC University – Sometown, MI
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering
- Six Sigma Green Belt, 2011
- Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence,American Society for Quality
Recent Training Highlights: Risk Reduction Engineering, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Design & Process FME, Statistical Process Control (SPC) Management, Project Management
You see a job posting that sounds like a perfect match for you. But the post doesn't say who the employer is. To apply for the job, you have to send a resume and cover letter to a recruiter. You've got your resume ready. Now, what about the cover letter?
Writing a good cover letter to a recruiter — instead of the hiring employer — can be a challenge, especially if you don't want to send a boring form letter.
Take a look at this cover letter sample for an Audit Associate. It's written in response to a recruiter's job posting, which didn't give the employer's name. Notice how Fran (not her real name) did a great job of showing enthusiasm for the job, despite the lack of info about who she would be working for.
Cover Letter Sample to a Recruiter for an Audit Associate Job
In this cover letter example, you'll see two things crossed out. Right after the letter, I explain why I made those edits. Here you go...
As someone who is passionate about keeping up with the ever-changing audit requirements and legislation, I believe I have the ability to take up the role of an Audit Associate, as advertised on ____.com. Inspired to solve new challenges facing the audit field, I look forward to the satisfaction gained from accomplishing the difficult assignments this role would offer.
I earned a Diploma in Accountancy at ___ University. Coursework such as Decision Support with Spreadsheets and Enterprise Accounting Applications has developed my fundamental skills and knowledge to use Microsoft Excel and Accounting software to streamline the audit process.
As a former Logistics Administrative Assistant, I placed great emphasis on meticulous attention to details and improving efficiency through office software and processes that boosted productivity. As a Customer Service Ambassador, I employed my interpersonal and multitasking skills to resolve problems in a very fast-paced environment.
From your description of the qualities needed for an Audit Associate, I believe my credentials align well with what you are seeking. I have enclosed my resume with this letter for your reference.
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss my credentials in greater detail. I will be available to start work anytime after January 30th. You can contact me at XX or via email at XX @unknown.com to arrange for an interview.
How to Make a Good Cover Letter Even Better
Thank you for sharing your sample cover letter for a recruiter. It’s very good. I have only two comments to make it a bit better.
1. Start your letter with “Dear Recruiter” instead of Dear Sir/Madam. "Dear Sir/Madam" is very old-fashioned and just isn't used anymore in the professional world.
2. If this cover letter is in the body of an email, the statement “Application for the Position of Audit Associate” would be a good subject line. In that case, do not put it at the start of your cover email. If your letter is being sent as hardcopy or as a Word attachment to an email, put that statement below the inside address and above “Dear Recruiter.” It would look like this.
Re: Application for the Position of Audit Associate
As someone who is passionate about... (followed by the rest of your cover letter).
Best of luck to you, Fran!
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