How can I list a hypothetical benefit as an accomplishment on my resume?
One of the entries on my resume is a one-month project from shortly after I graduated college, and was otherwise unemployed. The description is as follows:
"(August 2016) Contract Electrical Engineer, [COMPANY NAME] – Short project to develop a calibration script and determine necessary circuit modifications to replace manual calibration via trim potentiometers."
Had the change been implemented, it would have saved an estimated 30 minutes per board in calibration time, but they never bothered to implement it. Since it's the only real thing I had from graduating in May 2016 and starting a job in May 2017, it seems good to have on my resume. But it feels weird to have essentially a hypothetical benefit on my resume.
I previously wrote it as "The implementation saves an estimated 30 minutes per board in calibration time." to focus on the benefit of the implementation, and not the benefit to the company.
To further complicate things, I have lately been working for that same company in a longer-term position, and I just finished redesigning the board to not require any calibration. I would like to write this more recent accomplishment as something like "Eliminated temperature calibration time down from 30 minutes by..." But then it starts to sound like the original calibration time was 1 hour, not 30 minutes.
Am I worrying about nothing? Is there a good solution?
Any input would be appreciated.
Final note of clarification for the high Cs: While the latest implementation bypasses calibration entirely, the first improved calibration scheme would have taken about 1 minute total. To me that's a negligible difference that I'm rounding both to 30 minutes.