Sample Resume: Electrician

Sam needed a resume he could use to apply for a prominent position on a local electricians board/association. He worked with Jill Grindle, President & Principal Resume Strategist of A Step Ahead Resume to document his career progression and accomplishments.

Grindle used functional keywords in the areas of expertise section to demonstrate Sam's well rounded array of proficiencies. She also showcased how Sam was able to get projects done on time and within budget while ensuring the highest levels of quality and client satisfaction.

Grindle used accomplishment statements to prove the impact Sam made and also alluded to his excellent reputation and strong career record in the profile section.

Samuel R. Dayson


Trusted and respected journeyman / foreman with 15+ years of experience working on major residential, commercial, industrial and municipal projects. Excellent mechanical, mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills. Consistent record of completing projects on time and within budget, while providing superior workmanship and products. Well versed in state and industry codes and laws. Widely known for integrity and having a serious commitment to maintaining standards of high quality and safety in the industry.

Areas of expertise include site management, project planning and management, delegation, blueprint interpretation, circuitry, electrical installations, testing, inspections and repairs, system upgrades, wiring, electronic controls, conduits, switch gears, fire alarm systems, low voltage switching systems, maintenance schedules, motors, transformers and generators, quality control standards, telecommunications, service and repairs, and machinery controls.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Journeyman's License, E000000, 12/01/2000

IBEW JATC program, Graduate, 2000

Ludlow High School, Diploma, Ludlow, MA 1991

IBEW Local Union #2, Member

Western Massachusetts Home Builders Association, Treasurer


IBEW LOCAL UNION #2, Springfield, MA 1992–Present

Quality Assurance Manager (2005–present)

Hand-selected out of 400 union members to oversee regulatory compliance of contractors and electricians working in 4 counties of western Massachusetts. Collaborate with state officials, politicians and state agencies to improve conditions for electricians regarding licensing, general welfare and safety.

  • Working on the implementation of a 5-year warranty plan for wiring in new home construction, the first of its kind in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with contractors to identify ways to improve productivity and competitive edge.
  • Interface with local media to increase public awareness of deficiencies in industry practices and educate consumers.
  • Identified 250+ complaints of non-compliance with industry standards, laws and conduct in less than 2 years.

Journeyman Electrician / Foreman (2000–2005) / Apprentice (1992–1997)

Worked on numerous contract projects for companies that included Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, Tennessee Gas, Baystate Medical Center, UMASS Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and several school systems. Installed wiring systems, laid piping, and connected components. Tested and inspected equipment to ensure operability and safety. Coordinated work with other contractors and tradesmen.

Consistently ensured customer satisfaction on each job by producing fully functional, easily maintained and aesthetically appealing systems and components, while minimizing cost and labor for future upgrades:

  • Laid piping for new wiring with 8 different power systems on 2 racks in the renovation of an old dormitory, covering 6 floors with up to 10,000 SQF per floor. Installed specialty fire alarm system for hearing-impaired students.
  • Completed a complex turbine project for an energy company requiring nearly 80,000 linear feet of rigid piping in 5 intersecting layers feeding explosion-proof components.
  • Planned and coordinated the seamless move of 50 machines each with different voltages and separate transformers to a new facility within 2 days, without interruption to manufacturer's production schedule.
  • Worked on the installation of a state-of-the-art monitoring system that was the first of its kind ever used nationwide in a hospital setting.
  • Earned reputation as the "go-to-guy" while performing on site as general foreman on complex electrical projects for Friendly Ice Cream. Upgraded plant-wide cooling systems and computer rooms, and responded to several emergency situations.

Streamlined and improved operations by setting up assembly line layouts for certain projects, using new technologies and creating safer work environments by increasing work space in overcrowded cabinets.

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