April 13, 2024
Build your Aviation Specific Resume – LAME
Guidelines
Our goal is to give you the edge in this competitive aviation job market.
Our template will give you a resume that will help you stand out from the competition !
Template Formatting
On the next page is a resume template designed using tables. Helpful hints are provided in italics which you should remove. Type over the examples we have provide of aviation related employment history etc.
Send your resume to us in Word format only. Build your resume keeping the text in the table boxes. The table lines are not shown when printed or when we send your resume to the employers/hiring managers.
Add your own career history. All information in your resume is verified by the recruitment manager via personal interviews and reference checking. 
Keep the fonts at Aerial 12 for text and Aerial 14 Bold for main headings. Keep to one type of dot point. Keep to the specific headings and keep it neat and formatted. Dont forget to spell check.
Resumes Writing Hints
What Employers look for:
A well written aviation specific resume is the single most important factor in getting the job you want. Employers want to know where you previously worked, your experience and capabilities.
Employers are looking for someone who will go the extra mile. So why not do so with your resume.
Hiring managers want to see a resume full of facts on your aviation employment history. Primary information includes education and training, aircraft types worked on, responsibilities and key tasks and related training courses. Secondary information includes skills and a list of significant achievements.
Attract attention to your experience. Make important information stand out by using bullet points. Bullet points will catch the eye long enough to read over those points. This allows the potential employer to view your accomplishments at a glance.
The hiring manager will use this information to visualise how you will fit into the organisational culture and how you will operate safely within the companies operations.
Be passionate about the job you are applying for.
RESUME
Insert Your Name
Personal Details

Street Address:
City, State:
Country:

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Email:

Nationality:

Career Overview
The aim of this section is to give the person reading your resume a quick snapshot of what you have to offer.
Example: I am experienced aircraft maintenance professional with excellent technical skills and attention to detail. I work well under pressure to meet deadlines and have a can do safely attitude and work well in a team environment. As a competent engineer, I constantly update my knowledge and always follow aircraft servicing manuals and company policies and procedures. I am looking for a challenging role to further develop my career as a Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

Employment History
Period
Sept 2006 – Present
Company Name:
NAME OF AIRLINE
Position/Title:
LAME Avionics

Aircraft Type Experience:
B777
A330
Responsibilities/Key Tasks:
Leading hand on line maintenance at Melbourne Airport.
Fault finding, repairs and turn around maintenance on company B777 and A330.
Managed shift rosters and other human resource matters including hiring of new staff.
Quality/Safety coordinator and lead auditor for line maintenance department.

Training Courses:
Human Factors.
Liquid Dry Breathing Oxygen Handling.
Quality/Safety Lead Auditor.

Period
Jan 2004  Sep 2006
Company Name:
NAME OF MAINTENANCE OPERATION
Position/Title:
AME Avionics

Aircraft Type Experience:
A319, A320 and A330
B737 and B747
Responsibilities/Key Tasks:
B and C level maintenance service on the above aircraft types.
Wing harness installations, terminations and testing to identify and resolve faults.
Servicing aircraft radar, instruments and electrical systems.
Testing and repairing wiring looms and harnesses.

Period
Jan 2000  Jan 2004
Company Name:
NAME OF MAINTENANCE OPERATION
Position/Title:
Apprentice AME Avionics

Aircraft Type Experience:
B737
Responsibilities/Key Tasks:
B and C level maintenance service on the above aircraft types.
Wing harness installations, terminations and testing to identify and resolve faults.
Servicing aircraft radar, instruments and electrical systems.
Testing and repairing wiring looms and harnesses.

Training Courses:
Working at heights.

Education and Training
E.g. Most recent first. Include any Tertiary, Secondary, Technical, Licencing and work related professional training.

Year:
2005
Institution:
Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA)
Qualification:
Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer-Avionics
Licence No. L5555
ICAO Type II
Rated in the categories of:
Electrical
Group 1 & 2 Electrical systems, B777, B767, B737-300/400, B737-600/700/800/900, B727, A330
Instrument
Group 1/3/5/8/9/10 Instrument systems, B777, B767, B737-300/400, B737- 600/700/800/900, B727, A330
Radio
B767, B737- 300/400, B737- 600/700/800/900, B727, A330
Groups 1  7, 9, 10, Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency
Engine P&W JT8D (B727)

Year:
2004
Institution:
Victorian Department of Education and Training
Qualification:
Trade Certificate for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer  Avionics
Awarded after completion of 4 year Apprenticeship

Year:
1999
Institution:
Kangan Batman TAFE  Broadmeadows Campus
Qualification:
Certificate IV in Aeroskills

Year:
1998
Institution:
XYZ Secondary College
Qualification:
Victorian Certificate of Education VCE

Skills
E.g. Any acquired skills from personal development training and short courses. Does not only have to be work related.
Microsoft Office – Power Point, Excel and Word.
First Aid Level 3
Mentoring, Team Building & Problem Solving.

Achievements
This section is optional:
You should list as many work related achievements you have accomplished over your career. These will be checked by the recruitment managers during interviews and referee checks. If you have not been in the industry long, it is ok to delete this section. Examples:
In 2004 I lead project team alpha at XYZ Airlines to streamline supplier arrangements for GSE servicing contract.
In 1999 I received Best 1st Year Apprenticeship Award at TAFE.
Student Pilots License
Australian Mathematics Competition  Certificate of Credit

Interests
This section is optional:
Football, running and most sports.
Committee member on the school council.
Volunteer Surf Life Saving.

Referees
List the contact details of at least two referees.
One should be your most recent supervisor.
These are removed before sending resume to hiring managers.
Referees will only be contacted once the recruiter has contacted you regarding a specific job.

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