Functional Resume Example
FUNCTIONAL RESUME EXAMPLE
JOHN I. DOE
HONE # AND E-MAIL
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
(Do not copy verbatim, use your own specialties and experience skills sets, be original. This is purely a hybrid functional resume to bring out your true technical and
organizational skills for engineering types of positions.)
Inspirational leader with seven years experience in fast-paced operations management, engineering problem solving, and
technical training and consulting. Skilled planner and problem solver with demonstrated achievements in process
improvement and program management. Team-builder, mentor, and communicator with experience dealing with entry to
executive level professionals.
Honest and hard working. Innovative thinker, combines a forward looking vision with current technology to solve
problems of integration and progression within a competitive organization. Thrives in challenging work environments
with the ability to set strategic goals, attains immediate results, and complete a job from start to finish. Creative approach
combined with a competitive personality, ranked 1 of 13 and 6 of 62 among peers at the last two organizations.
(These examples are only guidelines, use your own example, portraying your true technical skills and engineering experiences)
Thorough knowledge of the design and operation of various engineering plant equipment; such as heat exchangers,
hydraulic sy stems, pneumatic systems (high and low pressure air compressors and reducers), steam turbines, diesel
engines, lube oil systems, pumps (multi-stage centrifugal and positive displacement), valves, water chemistry control,
electrical power generation and distribution (AC & DC generators, busswork and breakers), and plant parameter
monitoring and control devices (electrical instrumentation systems for level, temperature and flow).
• Experienced in preventative and corrective maintenance procedures, the preparation and analyzing of equipment summaries
and performance logs, and the supervision of overhaul, repairs and testing of mechanical, electrical and structural systems.
• Overhaul and upgrade of major propulsion and auxiliary systems in foreign and domestic shipyards.
• Experienced in the creation and implementation of quality control work pack ages, inspection of in-process work, and the
verification of systems integrity and their subsequent safe operations.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Demonstrated a superior level of leadership and personnel management with the ability to
organize, coordinate and direct multi-functional teams. Consistently displayed the ability to economize resources while
maximizing operational scope and training benefits. Held a wide variety of positions of responsibility. Directed the
base's $60 million flight simulator program with an annual operating budget of $1.1 million. Responsible for the effective
and efficient use of the B-1 simulator by more than 130 aircrews. Supervised a "Quality Assurance Program" and over 12
military/civilian operators and technicians.
• Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding program management. As a Navy planner, developed the
composition and functions of large, 150+ exercise staffs with $1M+ exercise budgets, in various multi-service exercises
throughout Latin America. Coordinated their exercise budgets and effectively integrated Navy teams into the complex multi-
• Negotiated through substantial bureaucratic and personal obstacles in the development of a highly successful and first ever
deployment of Navy reserve divers to Panama. Subsequently established as an annual event, this evolution saves the US
Government hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributory support.
• Developed a local B-1 training program saving $110,000 annually in travel expenses.
• Resolved discrepancies in software and hardware by coordinating efforts between engineers and operations personnel resulting
in positive evaluation during a Congressionally mandated B-1 test.
• Provided "team leadership" between maintenance and operato rs ensuring the h ig hest quality use of the B-1B Defensive
Avionics Suite through the use of system/operational feedback.
• Orchestrated a fleet wide $3000 B-1B Defensive Avionics Suite change saving $480 million in repair costs over a five-year
period and increased system reliability by 20 percent.
• Catalyst behind implementing war only database in all four Air Force B-1 simulators, ensuring more realistic training for all B-
FUNCTIONAL RESUME EXAMPLE
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT/QUALITY: Well versed in the principles of Total Quality Management and Leadership.
Awarded two personal decorations (Navy Achievement Medals) for attaining a superior level of quality in maintenance
and repair of assigned shipboard machinery and equipment.
Implemented ISO 9000 standards compliance program at Trident Training Facility, Kings Bay, GA.
• Mentored and motivated Navy officers through a preparation program required for chief engineer certification. Implemented
process improvements increasing certification rate by 15%.
• Proven team builder and motivational leader. Implemented TQM initiatives to technician service process resulting in the
highest scores during periodic evaluations.
• Evaluated customer’s operations and provided process improvements to ensure the highest state readiness.
LEADERSHIP/TRAINING: Employs a hands on leadership style that is adaptable to any environment. Supervised
organizations of up to 150 personnel and provided coordination for groups of up to 200 individuals. Excelled in
instructing both individual and group lectures. Firm believer in quality training and constant development of
subordinates. Awarded Navy Commendation Medal for leadership and training of the Navy’s reserve augmentation
forces into the Joint Training Program in the Latin American Theater of operations.
Other skill/experience sets vital to Engineering Opportunities (Expand and add your experiences, the more
technical bullets you can add, the better the resume. The skill areas listed below are more important than the
MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT: including new program implementation, improvements, inspections, etc.
PLANT OPERATIONS: both civilian and military
TESTING AND DESIGN: even education based or intern experiences
WORK HISTORY: 1999 - Present General Electric Power Systems
Commissioning Engineer, Atlanta, GA
1997 - 1999 Lead Instructor, Prospective Nuclear Engineer Officer
Nuclear Power Training Facility, Charleston, SC
1993 - 1996 Nuclear Plant Manager and Operations Manager (150 personnel)
USS Tennessee, SSBN 734, Kings Bay, GA
DUCATION: (Order of importance 1: university degrees, relevant military or civilian engineering courses/schools, leadership schools)
Masters of Science in Engineering Management, 1998
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, GPA: 3.68
BS Electrical Engineering, June 1991
Oklahoma University, GPA: 2.87
Rugby Team - Letterman
Naval Nuclear Power School and Prototype Training Unit, U. S. Navy, 1992, GPA: 3.45, 3.05
(Graduate level curriculum on the operation and management of nuclear reactor and steam plants.)
Total Quality Management/Leadership courses
Quality Assurance Management Training