An electrician cover letter should complement and not duplicate what is written in the resume. A separate letter should be written specifically for each company to which you are applying for a job. Any special educational accomplishments or certifications relevant to the job position can be noted in the letter as well. The letter should mention why you are interested in working for the company and your specific skills that are related to the job for which you are applying. The letter should be well written with no errors like these electrician cover letters samples that you can use to create your own letter.
Example 1 – Target to Company
This electrician cover letter example is from an individual who has been working for a firm that handles primarily residential jobs. He wishes to work with a firm that specializes in commercial jobs. He has a vocational education, a certification in his area of expertise and several years’ work experience.
Dear Human Resources Manager:
My name is David Barton and I am applying for a position as an electrician with ABC Enterprises, Inc. My resume is attached along with a letter of reference from my immediate supervisor. I am an MSHA certified electrician with 5 years’ of experience working in both construction and maintenance of residential projects. From efficiency apartment complexes to country club manors, I have handled a wide range of jobs. Aside from typical electrician work, I have wired home theaters, large lighted aquariums, elaborate security systems and state-of-the-art stereo systems. After working for the last 5 years on residential projects, I would like to transition into a commercial work environment.
I have specific knowledge in analyzing and resolving various types of complex electrical issues. As a result of my years of work with XYZ Electrical Specialists I have acquired a strong knowledge of the National Electrical Code along with knowledge of electrical schematics and high voltage terminations. Through continuing education I stay up-to-date on changes in the electrical code and the industry in general. I am a firm believer in preventive maintenance, and I work hard to ensure that I install systems that allow for the easy management of accident prevention. I do my very best to offer the safest electrical solutions to my customers.
I have an Associate’s degree in Electrical Studies from XYZ Technical School along with my certification from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency that governs the education and certification of electricians. I have become somewhat of an efficiency expert during the last 5 years of my employment, and I have some ideas that I believe would benefit ABC Enterprises. Please feel free to contact me for an interview on my cell phone at 555-555-5555 or via email at [email] Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to meeting with you soon.
Example 2 -Unadvertised Opening
This electrician cover letter example is from an individual experienced with commercial and residential projects. He wishes to relocate to a different state to be closer to his elderly parents. He has a degree and a certification along with a strong resume and letter of recommendation from his current employer.
Dear Human Resources Director:
My name is Todd Vincent and I am applying for a position as a full-time electrician with Expert Electricians, Inc. I have been working since graduating from college 6 years ago with XYZ Electrics in Springfield, Missouri. I am interested in relocating to Kansas City to be closer to my aging parents. During my time with XYZ I have acquired a tremendous amount of knowledge, training and experience that you just do not learn in school. There is nothing like practical experience when it comes to learning a job.
I have worked on commercial, residential and industrial systems and I have an advanced knowledge of technical components. I have extensive experience with fault finding, construction and installation, panel wiring, materials ordering and receiving, OHS documentation, management of subcontractors, reading and interpretation of specifications and drawings and working with project managers.
I have an Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ABC Technical College and an advanced certificate in Electrotechnology along with my electrical license, OHS White Card and valid driver’s license. I have gained experience in project management, equipment maintenance and bookkeeping while working at XYZ as well. I also have experience using the simPRO and PLC computer programsfor electricians and I stay up-to-date on changes in industry standards and regulations through continuing education.
I have strong leadership, communication and organization skills with a proven record of delivering top quality work on deadline. I am prepared to move to Kansas City as soon as I secure employment and would appreciate the opportunity to interview with you and your associates at Expert Electricians, Inc. as soon as you have an opening for which I qualify. My application, resume and letter of recommendation are attached. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience on my cell phone at 555-555-5555 or by email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Example 3 – Response to Job Postings and Classifieds Ads
This electrician cover letter example is from an experienced electrician with a technical degree and certification. He has been laid off from his company following a long project and is looking for another job. He has a strong resume, letter of reference and is willing to relocate to secure employment.
Dear Human Resources Director:
I am applying for the open position of electrician advertised on your website for your team that is headed to Iowa soon to work on tower wiring on the wind turbines. I have just completed a similar 18-month-long project in North Dakota and believe I have developed the expertise you need for such a project.As a tower wiring electrician with ABC Commercial Electrics, I installed the electronic components of wind turbines including motors, cables, generators and communication lines. I amaccustomed to working in uncomfortable conditions for long hours. I am also a self-motivated individual used to working unsupervised in small groups of 3 or 4.
I have been with ABC Commercial Electrics for 3 years since graduating from XYZ Technical College with an electrician certificate. As an employee, I am highly dependable, dedicated and possess a strong work ethic. In addition to my work with wind turbines, I have experience with panel wiring, fault finding, inventory management, and collaborating with project managers. I have excellent computer skills and also work well with the other employees on my team.
I meet all of the requirements listed in your ad. I have had the privilege of working with 2 different master electricians the last 3 years and have gained extensive knowledge from them. While working for these 2 leaders I have been able to develop and fine-tune my skill set which is needed to perform important job tasks like preparing and implementing designs and plans for electrical wiring systems. I am a detail-oriented electrician who works well with others on a team and is willing to work weekends when necessary.
Please review my attached application, resume and letter of reference. I am available to meet with you at your convenience and can be contacted on my cell phone at 555-555-5555 or via email at [email] Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.