Sample cover letter for a mechanical engineer
If you’re looking for a job as a mechanical engineer, this sample cover letter will help you draft an introduction to prospective employers that will get results.
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ROBYN A. MATTHEWS
15 Elm Lane
Sometown, IN 55555
Home: (555) 555-5555
January 9, 2018
Mr. Andrew Smith
Director of Operations
15 Lafayette Way
Sometown, IN 55555
Re: Mechanical Engineer Position (Ref. Code: 12345), advertised on Monster.com
Dear Mr. Smith:
Your job description for a mechanical engineer perfectly matches my qualifications, and I am very interested in the opportunity.
I have enjoyed a progressively responsible engineering career with ABC Manufacturing Co., and participated in the engineering of three major car model changes. I am experienced in all phases of new vehicle model development and implementation, from conception to production stages. Most recently, I have:
- Contributed to major model changes for the 2008 Carname, 2007 Carname and 2006 Carname;
- Developed process plans and layouts for seven additional car models;
- Reduced ergonomic impact on production team members by designing new assist lift systems;
- Helped create estimation and calculation tool for project budgets, greatly improving negotiating power with installation contractors; and
- Built rapport with overseas colleagues, often traveling to Japan for production consultations.
In addition, I have served as lead engineer in establishing standards that have reduced costs, enhanced efficiency, improved production methods and simplified equipment and part needs.
Mr. Smith, I have received repeated commendations from ABC Manufacturing Co. for my work quality, revenue contributions, and commitment to achieving company goals, and I know I would be a valuable asset to your North American Division. Please feel free to call me at 555-555-5555 or send an email to email@example.com to arrange a meeting. I look forward to speaking with you!
Robyn A. Matthews
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Dear Mr. Shutter,
I found your advertisement for the mechanical engineer position on Careerbuilder.com and am writing to apply. I am highly analytical, detail-oriented and have superior technical and scientific abilities. In addition to four years of experience working as a mechanical engineer, I have a Master’s degree in the discipline.
My position working as a mechanical engineer often includes troubleshooting and analyzing problems to find mechanical or thermal device solutions. Using computer-aided design methods, I design thermal or mechanical devices as needed. Of course, developed devices then require testing of the prototypes which I carry out in the laboratory to ensure they function properly.
I have great technical writing skills and am able to author manuals, specifications and schematics for thermal and mechanical devices I design and develop. I enjoy working as a mechanical engineer because I find it gratifying to be able to solve complex problems. I have excellent trouble-shooting, critical-thinking and problem solving skills which I put to good use.
I believe I would make a good choice for the mechanical engineer position at your company. I would like to schedule an interview to learn more about the position. I have attached my resume and can be reached by phone anytime.