123 Elm Street | Miami, FL 33183 | firstname.lastname@example.org | H 305.555.5555 | C 305.444.4444
MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT / QUALITY CONTROL
Senior-level management professional with more than 25 years of experience in aircraft field maintenance operations, and
over ten years’ experience serving as a strategic leader. Strong planner with a track record of driving process and efficiency
improvements to ensure the profitability of the maintenance organization. Subject matter expert for the service, repair, and
maintenance of the AS 350 Astar helicopter and Turbomecca engines. Technically proficient in service practices for a wide
range of Bell, Sikorsky, and Eurocopter products. Highly accomplished organizer who effectively streamlines daily operations
and efficiently prioritizes responses to emergency situations. Administrator well versed in FAA and FAR compliance.
ABC AIRWAYS – MIAMI, FL
MAINTENANCE MANAGER / TRAINING MANAGER / PARTS INVENTORY MANAGER 20XX – 20XX
Direct team of seven engaged in service, preventative maintenance, and repair of AS 350BA helicopters providing 7/365
aerial tours. Deliver top quality service for aircraft averaging 1050 hours monthly flight time. Prioritize emergency
repairs, and weekly work schedules designed to maximize resource use and optimize aircraft in-service time. Facilitate
communications with aircrews to detail both completed and deferred service, and to proactively respond to issues and
concerns. Manage parts inventory. Ensure accuracy of logbooks, work orders, and inspection checklists. Conduct dual
sign off for all repairs to verify compliance with STC and FAA regulations. Provide periodic status reports to corporate
HQ. Train and mentor junior mechanics.
Implemented parts control, inventory management, and tool calibration program that maximized resource use and
reduced time spent performing administrative tasks. Raised mission readiness and ensured ready availability of high
Reduced inventory of dead stock by selling unused parts for a profit on consignment. Improved credit position for
high-value stock with higher turnover rates including transmissions, engines, and rotor assemblies.
Developed curriculum and course content for comprehensive training program. Improved quality and accuracy and
reduced labor hours required for maintenance and repair.
BCD CORPORATION – MIAMI, FL
MAINTENANCE MANAGER 20XX – 20X
Managed all aspects of maintenance, including 20 skilled union mechanics across three shifts. Provided direction and
leadership for 24 skilled union mechanics and three mechanics supervisors spanning three manufacturing facilities.
Approved and coordinated all maintenance expense budget items. Developed the capital budget; formulated and
managed to completion all capital projects. Secured bids and estimates; awarded contractual work. Ensured upkeep and
good operating condition of three facilities and related infrastructure.
Devised and implemented the Preventive Maintenance Program.
Formulated and executed the Pay for Knowledge Program for maintenance technicians.
Developed / implemented a maintenance management control system, including a preventive maintenance
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering - XYZ State University
XYZ Community College Coursework in Accounting, Business Management, Economics, and Marketing
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Creating a Compelling Cover Letter
A powerfully written cover letter is necessary to land most interviews and ensure job search success. When an
advertised position creates a pile of 100+ resumes, it becomes the responsibility of the hiring personnel to
shortlist the applications. Resumes without cover letters are usually the first to go, followed by the ones with
poorly written cover letters. Avoid this fate by following these effective strategies:
Address your cover letter appropriately:
Be sure that you get the name of the hiring manager before sending your resume, and address the letter to that
individual. The proper greeting will be either “Dear Mr. (Smith),” or “Dear Ms. (Smith).” Avoid using Miss or Mrs.,
and do not address your letter to “Dear Sirs,” as it is considered inappropriate. If you are unsure of your
contact’s gender, address them by their first and last name, as in “Dear Pat Smith,” to avoid an embarrassing
mistake. If you don’t know the name of the hiring manager, simply use the greeting “Dear Hiring Manager,”– it’s
clear, to the point, and gender neutral.
Get to the point in your opening paragraph:
One of the most common interviewing questions employers ask is “Why should I hire you among other
candidates?” Provide an answer to that question right off the bat in your opening paragraph. This is a very
important section because it is the first thing the employer will read. It must be powerful and make an immediate
impact. Be sure sell yourself and your unique abilities. Do not use a generic opening paragraph that can apply to
any Tom, Dick or Harry.
Every line should sell you, so use aggressive language here and throughout the rest of your cover letter. For
example, instead of writing “My background is in finance management, making me well-suited for your
advertised Corporate Finance Director position.” you can write “A background in finance management and a
proven record of developing effective strategies that drive revenue, growth and shareholder value make me a
strong candidate for your advertised Corporate Finance Director position.”
Show your interest and sell your accomplishments in the body of the letter:
In this section, you need to show your interest in the job and the company. Research is a key ingredient to a
successful job search. The more you are able to demonstrate your interest and knowledge about a company,
the better your chances are to secure an interview. Get to know the company’s mission and new corporate
initiatives, and tell them how you can help them meet their objectives or resolve their problems. Praise the
company for public recognitions or recent accomplishments. The employer will surely take notice of your active
Use “I” and “my” sparingly. Try not to use these words more than six times in your cover letter. You need to
focus on what you will bring to the company and how you will help them improve their profitability. Too much use
of the word “I” will also make your letter look elementary and poorly written.
For executive-level candidates and professionals with substantial achievements, a bullet point format is often
the most effective and efficient way to highlight accomplishments. If you fall into this category, be sure to keep
the bullet point statements unique and fresh. Do not copy and paste the exact same phrases from the resume
as it will make you look lazy. All sentences and achievements transferred from the resume should be rephrased.
Close your letter with a strong paragraph:
In the closing paragraph, you need to address several issues. At the very least, you need to ask for the interview
and provide contact information. This is also the ideal place to mention your salary requirements (if the employer
insists on it), or your desire to relocate.
To demonstrate your drive and interest, mention that you will call within a week to follow up. This is a great way
to ensure the resume was successfully received, and it creates an opportunity to establish a dialog. However,
do not mention this in your cover letter if you do not intend to follow up.
In summation, an aggressive and dynamic cover letter will help you stand out among the competition.
Remember that the goal is to market yourself – not to compose a dull biography.