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Manufacturing Engineer CV Example + Template (2024 Guide)

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 1 Jan 2024

As a manufacturing engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring that the manufacturing processes of goods are efficient and cost-effective. You will be involved in the design, development, implementation and optimisation of new products or production lines.

Competition for this role is high so you will need to have a strong CV to impress the employer and get this job.

We have created the guide below to help you write your perfect CV and secure more job interviews for this role. Let’s get started!

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CV example

Emily Clark

48 Wellington Road
DB11 3LL
Mob: 079 4336 8955       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a committed, hardworking and reliable Manufacturing Engineer with a strong manufacturing/engineering background and a positive attitude to challenges and opportunities. I have previously worked in busy, fast-paced and challenging environments with a track record of introducing improved methods of manufacture, resulting in reduced costs and increased operational efficiency. I take ownership of my tasks, and I’m willing to go the extra mile to deliver and exceed expectations where possible. My current job role involves supporting production in several areas; therefore prioritising my work activities is a key strength that I have developed.

  • Achieved a 2:1 degree in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Three recommendation letters from former lecturers and current employer

2011 – 2014BEng Manufacturing EngineeringThe University of Nottingham Grade achieved: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Introduction to Materials and Materials Forming
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
  • Automated Manufacture
  • Ergonomics in Design

2009 – 2011
Results: Design and Technology: A Science: B English: B
A LevelsRegent College
2003 – 2009
Results: 12 GCSEs at Grades A*-C.
GCSEsRiverside Secondary School

Work experience
Apr 2015 – PresentManufacturing Engineer         Fizzler Products

Main duties performed:

  • Designing, implementing and refining products, processes and systems
  • Working on a production line on various shifts manufacturing a broad range of products
  • Designing and manufacturing a series of components
  • Providing support in the production area and ensuring the smooth progression of projects through manufacture and assembly
  • Ensuring the necessary documentation are in order and up-to-date
  • Introducing new manufacturing processes and systems
  • Actively participating in continuous improvement activities
  • Capturing and analysing data of manufacturing processes
  • Overseeing daily factory production to ensure that processes run according to schedule
  • Performing daily checks and carrying out root cause/failure analysis and resolution
  • Assisting the customer service department with fault diagnosis of returned products
  • Repairing returned products within the given timeframe
  • Making regular amendments to the documentation when new revisions of documents, drawings and bill of materials (BOM) are released
  • Redesigning or improving product/service functionality
  • Working with suppliers to ensure that products are delivered on time and to specifications
  • Ensuring that processes, materials and operations comply with regulations
  • Solving manufacturing issues, as and when they arise, in a timely and cost efficient manner
  • Advising the production team on best methods for manufacture and cost implications
  • Producing production plans for future and ongoing projects
  • Liaising with the design team and customers on the potential difficulties in producing the desired design to the specified requirements
  • Managing stock, including product parts, raw materials, packaging, etc.
  • Staying up-to-date with technological developments and advising the company accordingly
  • Carrying out necessary quality checks and safety procedures

Jul 2014 – Mar 2015Trainee Engineer           Toyota

Main duties performed:

  • Helping with the manufacturing of car parts in a pressurised environment
  • Testing products for defects and recording their technical specifications
  • Registering all production work on the computer database
  • Assisting senior engineers with their projects

  • Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design – ALISON
  • Level 2 in Leadership and Team Skills – ILM

  • Technical knowledge: I have the ability to read engineering drawings and specifications and applying the processes in the manufacturing line.
  • Computer Literacy: I am computer literate with in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Auto-CAD, Finite Element Analysis (ANSYS), FeatureCAM and Matlab.
  • Communication skills: I can effectively communicate complex concepts and ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.


My hobbies include going to the gym and keeping fit in general. I also enjoy going out with my friends and colleagues to restaurants and cinemas. Additionally, I like to keep myself up to date with the latest news in business, manufacturing and politics.


Mr Kevin Coleman
Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Fizzler Products
Address: 2 Almond Rd, Chester, CK8 3AS
Tel: 0777 4568 2346
Email: [email protected]
Mr Muhammad Shafi
Manager, Toyota
Address: 7 Slough St, Durham, DJ7 9SE
Tel: 0910 6885 4533
Email: [email protected]




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How to structure and format your CV

  • Stick to a standard CV format: The best CVs are those that have a traditional format that is familiar to employers. A typical CV structure starts with the applicant’s personal and contact details at the top, followed by their personal profile statement, achievements, employment, education, qualifications, skills, hobbies and interests and references. You should avoid using an unconventional CV format/structure because it will catch the employers off guard and make it harder for them to find the information that they need.
  • Keep your CV short and concise: The ideal length of your CV should be 2 A4 pages or less. Surveys have shown that employers only spend around 30 seconds reading each applicant’s CV so it’s important you don’t cause information overload by including too much information on your CV. To reduce the length of your CV, start by removing any irrelevant information such as your date of birth, age, gender, nationality, marital status and salary requirements. Other things you can remove from your CV are irrelevant/outdated educational qualifications or part-time/unpaid jobs from a long time ago.
  • Avoid long, bulky paragraphs: As previously stated, you don’t have more than 30 seconds to impress the employer with your CV and get shortlisted for an interview so your CV must be easy to read. An effective way to improve the scannability and legibility of your CV is to replace long paragraphs with short sentences, bullet points and appropriate subheadings.
  • Use a professional font: There are hundreds of fonts available so it can be tempting to use a fancy, unconventional font (such as handwriting fonts) to make your CV stand out from the crowds. Doing this will make your CV stand out for sure but for the wrong reasons! The primary function of fonts is to improve the legibility of text not to decorate documents or entertain the readers, especially important documents such as your CV. Good CV fonts are professional, mainstream and highly legible, such as Verdana, Georgia, Ariel, Helvetica and Times New Roman.

How to write a manufacturing engineer CV (step-by-step guide)

Personal details

The first part of your CV consists of your personal and contact details.

It should contain the following information:

  • Full name
  • Address or place of residence
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address

  • Richard Donovan
  • 672 Sutton Port Lane, London, L11 8DH
  • Mob: 07978391192       Email: [email protected]

Note: Your name should be the main header of your CV – not “curriculum vitae” or “CV”!

Personal profile

Next, you need to craft a well-written personal profile statement that acts as a short introduction paragraph to your CV. Your personal profile tells the employer about your personal characteristics and key strengths.

Studies have shown that employers take into consideration the content of your personal profile when they decide on your application so make sure it is perfect!


  • Place your profile near the top on the first page of your CV
  • Keep it brief (no longer than four or five sentences)
  • Back your statements with facts, figures and examples
  • Focus on the needs of the job and the employer

Manufacturing engineer CV personal profile statement

I am a technical-minded and methodical manufacturing engineer with more than three years of experience in the industry. I have experience in designing, creating, validating and establishing manufacturing controls in machining and assembly processes to improve them and minimise costs. In my current role, my main passion and goal have been to improve the quality, cost and delivery (QCD) of the production processes. I have excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills, which have enabled me to diagnose and improve various manufacturing processes in the production lines. I am always keen for an opportunity to learn and have the willingness to share my skills with others.


Do you have any specific achievements you are proud of?

If yes, then include them in this section of your CV.

Different types of achievements:

  • Good grades/qualifications
  • Elected for leadership roles (e.g. team leader, project manager, etc.)
  • Participated in charity events (e.g. organised an event, raised money or ran a marathon for charity)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Good performance (e.g. recommendation letters, excellent customer feedback, solved a problem, improved work processes, etc.)
  • Awards won

  • More than 3 years of relevant work experience in the industry
  • Successfully created and implemented a manufacturing/assembly process plan
  • Elected to be the project manager on various occasions
  • Received a silver commendation award during my college studies

Employment and work experience

Your CV’s employment section contains details of your past jobs and work experience. There are many different types of jobs that you can include here, such as full-time, part-time, voluntary and unpaid jobs.

Each job entry should contain the following information:

  • Start and end dates
  • Your job title
  • The employer’s name (and location)
  • Your main duties and achievements

May 2021 – PresentManufacturing engineer         Laser Systems Ltd.

Main duties and responsibilities performed:

  • Planned, designed and implemented new manufacturing processes while complying with safety and quality standards.
  • Improved processes to increase yield, reduce scrap, minimise downtime, reduce cycle time, or resolve any issues identified.
  • Used lean manufacturing principles to develop, evaluate and improve assembly methods.
  • Worked with machine suppliers to define new processes based on product design and specifications.
  • Researched new technology and processes.
  • Supported the Quality manager towards ISO 9001.

Note: Remember to write the jobs in reverse chronological order (most recent job first).

Manufacturing engineer duties to add to your CV

  • Design new systems, equipment and processes.
  • Propose, commission and implement improvements.
  • Prepare, maintain and analyse production documents.
  • Manage and keep track of ongoing manufacturing projects.
  • Resolve technical issues on the production line.
  • Write specifications for new equipment, products or systems.
  • Support the launch of new products and processes.
  • Collaborate with contractors and suppliers during the process of creating bespoke products or equipment.


Next, write the details of your educational background.

The types of education you can include in this section:

  • University-level qualifications such as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • College-level qualifications such as BTECs and A-Levels
  • School-level qualifications such as GCSEs

If you are highly qualified, you won’t be able to include all your qualifications so you need to decide which qualifications to include and which ones to omit. It is recommended to remove any old or irrelevant qualifications that do not add value to your CV, such as school-level qualifications from more than two decades ago.

2016-2019BEng Hons Manufacturing Engineering with ManagementCardiff UniversityDegree classification: 2:1.

Relevant Modules:

  • Introduction to Production Engineering & Management
  • Analysing & Improving Operations
  • Production Techniques
  • Integrating Studies
  • Total Design
  • Electrical Circuits
  • 2014 – 2016
    Results: 7 IT (B), English (C) and Maths (B).
    A-LevelsAbbey College


The qualifications section, sometimes combined with the education section above, contains details of any additional qualifications you have gained.

These are usually professional and work-based training programs that are designed to enhance your skills and abilities in a particular area.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills) – Newtown College


The skills section is another vital section of your CV, containing details about some of your key skills and competencies as they relate to the job.

There are two different types of skills:

  1. Soft-skills: These are related to your personal characteristics such as time management, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  2. Hard-skills: These are skills that you have gained through learning, such as the ability to design or develop a new product or system.

For maximum impact, your CV should contain a mixture of both these types of skills because both are required to do any job well.

  • Excellent computing skills, including Microsoft Office and CAD/CAM – Computer-aided design and manufacturing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated in my ability to work with a variety of both technical and non-technical clients and colleagues.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the product design process (from inception to completion).

Useful skills to add to your CV

  • The ability to work in a complex and high-pressure work environment.
  • The ability to multi-task and keep track of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Creativity to propose new methods and processes.
  • Attention to detail to ensure no small details are missed.
  • Problem-solving skills to identify technical issues and offer solutions.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and procedures.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of computer-aided design systems.
  • System design and analysis.

Hobbies and interests (optional)

You may be wondering, why should I include my personal hobbies on an important document such as my CV? What is the point?
The answer is that relevant hobbies and interests can add value to your CV (indirectly).

For example, mentioning that you enjoy solving puzzles or playing chess indicates to employers that you are an intelligent person with excellent problem-solving skills, an essential requirement for being a competent manufacturing engineer!

In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and reading industry news, blogs and articles related to my field of work.

Note: This is an optional section so if you have run out of space, don’t worry about squeezing this section into your CV. The preceding sections of your CV are more important and take precedence over the hobbies section.


The last section of your CV is called the references section.

Here you need to provide the details of your two references, people who know you well and who can vouch for your character and abilities to prospective employers.

Each entry should accompany the following information:

  • The referee’s full name
  • Job title
  • Organisation/company name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

Mr Kelvin Wilson
Manufacturing Manager, Laser Services Ltd.
Address: 24 Hill Street, Leeds, LI2 2BQ
Tel: 07663572992
Email: [email protected]
Mrs Kelly Looper
Lecturer, The University of London
Address: 6 Wigan Road, Catchall, C29 1CN
Tel: 078743567810
Email: [email protected]

Important: Make sure you ask permission from your references first before you use their details on your CV. Otherwise, an unexpected call from the employer may make the conversation about you quite awkward.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to disclose your references on your CV you can simply write “References are available upon request.”

Tips to make your CV more effective

  • Showcase your expertise: A manufacturing engineer’s job is a high-skilled position which requires specialised training and a learned skill-set to perform the work. Your CV should mention your key skills, abilities and experience throughout your CV to demonstrate to the employer that you are an expert in your field. A clever way to achieve this is to use the same key phrases and terms from the job’s personal specification on your CV.
  • Include a cover letter with your application: No job application is truly complete without the inclusion of a cover letter. A cover letter is a one-page document that introduces you to the employer as a strong candidate for the job and encourages them to invite you for a job interview. The good news, for you, is that only 1 in 3 candidates send a cover letter with their application so this is an excellent opportunity for you to make your application stand out from the others, impress the employer and secure a job interview!
  • Print your CV on high-quality paper: It is common practice to take two copies of your CV to the interview to give to your interviewers. An effective way to improve your CV’s impact is by printing it on high-quality paper (e.g. 100gsm silk) instead of standard photocopy paper (75gsm). This demonstrates to the employer that you have attention to detail and care about the employer’s perception of you as a serious candidate for the job.

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £21.000 – £35.000
    Degree or Work Experience
    38+ hours per week


  • Computing Skills
    Ability to use IT systems and equipment effectively to accomplish tasks
  • Attention to Detail
    Ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy in a given task
  • Innovation
    Finding “better ways” of completing required tasks and coming up with novel solutions
  • Hands-on
    Ability to use tools and equipment in a challenging working environment
  • Problem-solving
    Ability to come up with effective solutions to critical problems
  • Accuracy
    Taking  exact and accurate measurements and working with them accordingly

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