123 Elm Street ▪ Miami, FL 33183
Home: 305-555-5555 ▪ Cell: 305-444-4444 ▪ E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCEPTIONAL PREVENTIVE & CORRECTIVE MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE
Dedicated professional with over seven years of experience in mechanical maintenance. Expert at identifying and
troubleshooting a large variety of mechanical and electrical malfunctions. Highly skilled in repairing process equipment
and machines through the operation of industrial machinery and effective tooling methods. Strong planner with a track
record of driving process and efficiency improvements to ensure maximum productivity. Personable team player.
KEY TECHNICAL SKILLS
▪ Blueprint Reading ▪ Volt Meters ▪ AC / DC Drives
▪ Soldering ▪ 3-phase Electric Motors ▪ Mechanical Tools
▪ Air Compressors ▪ 208V AC-24V/5V ▪ MS Office / Windows
ABC Services, Miami, FL, 20xx – 20xx
Lead Maintenance Technician: Oversee the troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of a wide range of machines.
Direct, train, manage, and motivate other technicians and help supervise second-shift production crew. Delegate
assignments for preventive maintenance. Update all machine software. Quickly respond to operational or technical
issues to ensure maximum productivity. Conduct daily follow-ups and review of all company production equipment.
Develop daily production reports. Control inventory of technical supplies.
NPI 8000s & Omega mail sorters / Postage metering machines / High-speed strappers / POSTNET bar code printers
Promoted to Lead Maintenance Technician position in recognition of superior leadership skills.
Received the Employee of the Month Award in June 20xx.
Optimized machine output, increased quality of preventive maintenance, and improved staff
morale by implementing highly effective scheduling strategies.
BCD Graphics, Miami, FL, 20xx – 20xx
Maintenance Technician: Performed facilities maintenance and major/minor repairs on all equipment, valued at $2
million. Served in the lead role and performed the top level of escalation and technical troubleshooting of all
mechanical and pneumatic and some electrical machinery. Operated heavy-duty equipment, including Heidelberg five-
color 52/six-color 74, Stahl folder, cutter, Stitchmaster ST 90, and six-pocket saddle stitcher. Consulted with the owner
and staff on major production and layout issues. Trained, mentored, and supervised a staff of up to seven people.
Streamlined operations by eliminating saving and storing of used plates.
Increased productivity by performing all on-site repairs without having to wait for factory mechanics.
Improved efficiency by installing a traditional saddle stitcher.
Produced substantial cost savings; reduced 15+ man-hours weekly by implementing a plate-recycling program.
Developed and implemented new training procedures for factory authorized repairs.
Associate of Applied Science in Electronics and Computer Technology, XYZ University, Miami, FL ▪ 20xx
Earned professional certification for NPI 8000s and PTI mail sorters.
Successfully completed the MPTQM U.S. Postal certification program.
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
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 interest.
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.