Manufacturing associates are hired to support the objectives of a production line. Their work may include operating hand tools and machinery to perform troubleshooting activities and repairs. Additionally, manufacturing associates operate machinery in order to assist a manufacturing process at every stage. They are also expected to perform general and preventative maintenance tasks on machinery and assist maintenance workers and machinists with their work.

There are many things to keep in mind when preparing a cover letter for a manufacturing associate position. Ask yourself, do you know what you are getting yourself into? Are you skilled enough to meet the demands of this job? Read the job description thoroughly before you start writing your cover so that you can tailor it appropriately.

This is a skilled job and if you have what it takes to work in a manufacturing environment, you may be interested in the following cover letter when applying for this position.


Manufacturing Associate Cover Letter Sample


Daniel Craig
2 Southwest Drive
Cheyenne, WY 63799
Cell: (210) 000-6666

August 9, 2015

Mr. James Harrods
Manager Human Resources
Agilent Technologies
489 Lone Wolf Road
Cheyenne, WY 83900


Dear Mr. Harrods:

My interest in the manufacturing industry stems from the volunteer work that I performed at Corem Technologies. I was rotated in a number of departments and realized quickly that working at the production line was something I enjoyed immensely. It is this interest in manufacturing, the benefit of which I would like to provide your company in the role of a manufacturing associate.

Since I spent many hours on the production line, I developed expertise in operating and maintaining production line hand tools and machinery. I am an ace at this now! With much exposure to this environment, I am now an expert in the following areas:

– Performing equipment and material changeovers for shift changes
– Managing quality control procedures
– Managing production logs and performing back-up activities for the warehouse
– Operating forklifts to ensure that raw materials are delivered to the manufacturing line in a time-efficient manner

I am known for taking maintenance measures into account and able to boast of the excellent condition of equipment under my care. At times, I have been asked to work at the manufacturing line owing to the thorough nature of my efforts and insight of the work.

I am overjoyed at the prospect of working on the manufacturing line of Agilent Technologies which possess the most sophisticated manufacturing plant in the state. My resume and other credentials are enclosed for your review. I will contact your office after a few days to see if it is suitable to arrange an interview.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Best regards,

Daniel Craig

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