25+ Best Engineering Resume Keywords and Buzzwords



Including the right engineering keywords in your resume might be the difference between getting an interview or having your resume thrown out.

Why? Because companies are using ATS software to automatically scan for certain keywords in your resume, and if it doesn't find them, it gets tossed out.

Ouch! Include the following keywords in your resume to automatically increase your chance of getting an interview (you don't have to include all keywords, only those relevant to the job).

Generic engineering keywords

  • Quality Assurance
  • Total Quality Management
  • Performance
  • Research & Development
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Analysis
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Project Estimating
  • Efficiency
  • Budget Management
  • Operations Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Technical Documentation
  • Process Standardization
  • Technical
  • Mathematics
  • Project Management

Civil engineering

  • Construction Management
  • AutoCAD
  • Civil engineering
  • Erosion
  • Infrastructure
  • Client
  • Construction
  • Concrete Work
  • Land Development
  • Piping
  • Steel Manufacturing
  • Quality control
  • Drainage
  • Groundwater
  • Team
  • Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Utilities
  • Stormwater Management
  • Environment

Mechanical engineering

  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Simulation Software
  • Analysis
  • AutoCAD
  • BSME
  • Prototype Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Drawings
  • MATLAB
  • Solidworks
  • Equipment
  • Assembly Line
  • Electricity
  • Manufacturing
  • HVAC
  • Performance
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product

Industrial engineering

  • Product Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Assembly Line
  • Continual Improvement Process
  • Industrial Engineering
  • AutoCAD
  • Process Improvement
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Compliance
  • Statistics

Electrical Engineering

  • Simulation Software
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Motorizing
  • Assembly Line
  • Control Systems
  • Generator
  • MATLAB
  • Electricity
  • Analog
  • Electrical Design
  • Hardware
  • Wiring
  • Schematics
  • AutoCAD

Software Engineering

  • Java
  • C#
  • Python
  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • C++
  • Linux
  • Cloud
  • Git
  • AWS
  • Database
  • Quality Assurance
  • Agile
  • Software Development
  • Computer Science

Electronics engineering

  • PCB
  • Electricity
  • Wiring
  • Electrical Design
  • Microcontroller
  • Hardware
  • Analog
  • Control Systems
  • Circuit
  • Assembly Line
  • Product Development
  • Electronics

Include only the keywords relevant to the job

This is really important, don't blindly copy paste these keywords into your resume. Include only the keywords related to your position, job experience, and the job you want to get.

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