Functional Resume Example with Summary

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The following is an example of a functional resume. A functional resume focuses on the skills and experiences (rather than the chronological work history) that make someone a strong candidate for a position. These kinds of resumes are ideal for people who have gaps in their employment histories, or who are new to a particular industry.

The following is a functional resume for a process management position.

It includes a resume summary statement, which is a brief explanation of one's qualifications for a position.

Functional Resume Example

Karol Miner
336 W. Chugalug Way, Sentinel, WY 33666
c: 444-222-4339 e:

Process manager with communication and analytical skills. History of success influencing organizational growth and bottom line profitability.

Research Information and Analyze Options

  • Researched and purchased better heat exchanger that alleviated our heat-loading problem. Saved company 4-6 hours of downtime per 8-hour shift and improved product yield at extruder.
  • Purchased and refurbished used gearbox as spare. Saved 12 days downtime and eliminated risk involved to rebuild critical pieces of equipment. During emergency rebuild we are now down 2 days rather than 2 weeks.

Manage People and Projects

  • Successfully led refurbishment campaign on all 3 extruder gearboxes. Pro-active rebuild of gearboxes puts downtime at 2 days rather than 2 weeks.
  • Reallocated resources during 2-week annual shutdown so that no downtime was encountered and all projects finished on time.

Extrapolate Essential Data

  • Proved that product quality issue was not due to equipment processing parameters. Product design team discovered fault in their print test methods.
  • Evaluated trends of realtime data on AFG grinder. Proactive identification of problem prevented coarse particle contamination. 

    Utilize Subject Matter Expertise to Influence Management Decisions

    • Determined capital project would need to be undertaken proactively to avoid having to use our business resumption plan in the event of failure. Company will save about 1 million dollars.
    • Created viable process for extrusion, during new product development, with no start-up difficulties.

    Effective Communication Throughout the Organization

    • Implemented safety-related information to senior staff, peers, and subordinates.
    • Frequently requested to explain processing issues involving extruder and batching processes.
    • Provided technical information to senior management as well as operational information to the process operators and managers on the floor.

    Senior Process Engineer / Technical Support, 20XX – Present
    Zezee Corporation

    Process Engineer / Technical Support, 20XX – 20XX
    Zezee Corporation

    Technical Professional, 19XX – 20XX
    Halogen Energy Services

    MBA with Financial Emphasis, expected graduation date 20XX
    Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK

    • Courses: Organizational Communication, The Economic Environment, Management of Organizational Behavior, Accounting & Finance Environment, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Administration, Legal Environment of Management, Ethics & Management from a Christian Perspective, Strategic Management, Management Seminar – Entrepreneurship, Managerial Accounting

      BS Chemical Engineering, 19XX
      University of Missouri, Rolla, Rolla, MO

      Professional Development

      Xerox – Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt    
      Xerox Corporation                                                      

      ISO 9001:2000 – Internal Audits for Organizational Success                                           
      Paradigms, Inc.                                    

      Confined Space Entry Rescue
      Fire Service Training, Oklahoma State University

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