Manufacturing technicians work in production settings where their responsibilities include operating and maintaining production equipment. They identify opportunities for process improvements and implement enhancements to production processes. They also produce and maintain project progress reports for their supervisors.
It is important for a manufacturing technician to be hands-on in monitoring and adjusting processes to ensure quality. This commitment to quality needs to be reflected in a cover letter when applying for this position as it can make all the difference in your chances to acquire a job as a manufacturing technician. The cover letter below will provide you with an example on how to write your own for this position.
44 Wingtip Road | Philadelphia, PA 77788 | (000) 142-7454 | liam @ email . com
September 3, 2016
Mr. Liam Mason
Manager Human Resources
79 Rock Way
Philadelphia, PA 66771
Dear Mr. Mason:
I am applying for the position of a Manufacturing Technician at Perkin Elmer as my talents closely complement your needs.
I have been a part of the manufacturing industry for four years and possess exceptional technical knowledge of procedures and protocols that govern manufacturing processes. Depending highly on my ability to meet performance review objectives, I have attained considerable success in leading projects to winning and timely completion. Since quality control is my specialty, I am able to perform quality checks at every point of the manufacturing process so that any manufacturing issue can be resolved at the earliest opportunity. Owing to the fact that I possess a certification in Manufacturing Technology from Philadelphia Technical Institute, I am acquainted with reading and interpreting production schematics and blue prints effectively.
Based on my initiative in identifying opportunities for process improvements and suggesting appropriate changes, I was offered a permanent technician position following a short apprenticeship in 2010. At my present place of work, I have been credited with implementing manufacturing process improvements that have reduced costs by 55% and improved quality manifold.
Through my experiences in manufacturing settings, I have developed great insight into machine calibration and troubleshooting activities. I have been especially trained in minimizing equipment downtime by ensuring that issues are resolved in a proactive manner.
Owing to my manufacturing experience, analytic thinking and leadership skills, I am positive that I will be a definite asset to your company. I would like to meet with you in person so that we can discuss this role in detail.
Thank you for your time and consideration.