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Sample resume: Executive and chronological format

Chris Jackson

24 Mansfield Drive, Chedlee,

Manchester M23 4DJ.

Tel: (0161) 234 1234



A Senior Quality Assurance Technician with a wide range of experience in the food industry. Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. Proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve their objectives. First-class analytical, design and problem solving skills. Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards.


Saved the company £50,000 a year by implementing a new quality assurance system.

Increased the acceptance level of finished goods from 96% to 99%.

Achieved BS5750 for the production line by rewriting the company's quality assurance procedures.

Solved major quality assurance problems which temporarily halted production.



1992 - date Senior Quality Assurance Technician

Gepo Foods manufacture biscuits under the brand name Manu at their Manchester factory. Responsibilities and achievements:

Managed all quality assurance in Gepo Foods' Manchester factory and reported directly to the Factory Manager.

Managed a team of 6 people; assigning them tasks, and motivating them to meet deadlines.

Demonstrated the quality assurance procedures to customers on factory visits.

Performed Quality Audits at the factory.

1989 - 1992 Quality Assurance Technician

Created computer applications with the help of a programmer to monitor the factory environment.

Analysed the quality assurance system and made recommendations for improvements. These were incorporated into the current quality assurance system.

Examined equipment in the factory to check that it met the company standards.

Investigated new equipment installed in the factory to make sure that it would comply with quality assurance procedures.


1986 - 1989 Research Technician

Surret Food Products manufacture a wide range of grocery products. Responsibilities:

Formulated new product lines and conducted the relevant laboratory experiments.

Performed a study of the shelf life of various canned foods.

Tested new products to check that they met EEC guidelines for bacteriological content.

Conducted a survey on packaging.

1985 - 1986 Plant Operator

Worked on the production line at the canning factory. Responsibilities:

Operated the canning machinery producing tinned fruit and vegetables.

Solved and fixed any production line problems with the help of the service engineer.


Various courses including: Quality Assurance, The BS5750 Quality Approach, Team Leadership I & II, Time Management, Report Writing.


BSc (Hons) 2:2 in Biochemistry at the University of Warwick.

3 A Levels: Maths [C], Biology [B], Chemistry [C]; 6 O Levels.


Date of Birth: 24th February 1964.

Marital Status: Single.

Driving Licence: Full, clean.


Football, Grand Prix racing, physical fitness - gym.

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