Since a huge majority of cover letters for railroad safety inspector position are submitted electronically, it is important to determine what kind of limitations you might face. For starters, spam filters on the employers’ servers may keep your cover letter from going too far. Be very careful with the message subject. Do not use unsafe words – when you are responding to a specific posting, make sure that you use the words from the original job posting. Some words that you must avoid using at all costs include free, testing, money, payment and investing. This terminology will not let you get past the spam filters.
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633 North Street
Georgetown, KY 52449
December 12, 2016
Mr. John White
Department of Transportation
633 Glass Road
Georgetown, KY 40252
Dear Mr. White:
Technology is unfortunately not strong or intelligent enough to save people from imminent disaster. Humans are. Having worked as a railroad safety inspector in 3 different capacities, I strongly believe that I have it in me to ensure complete safety of carriers and railroads, in accordance with laid down federal regulations.
The occupational disciplines that I am most proficient in include:
● Hazardous Materials
● Operating Practices
● Motive Power and Equipment
● Signals and Train Control
Here is a list (not all inclusive) of my abilities to contribute as a railroad safety inspector at the Department of Transportation:
• Experienced in determining and correcting deviations in track geometries to keep problems in underlying track structures at bay.
• Highly skilled in ensuring the equipment standards are appropriately maintained by performing required periodic inspection and maintenance of running gear.
• Demonstrated ability to oversee activities to ensure that carrier engines are free from defects that could lead to safety hazards.
There is no match for experience, especially where human safety is concerned. I bring much more than what I have outlined here. To elaborate my talents, I would like to meet with you in person. If you need any additional information regarding my suitability, please call me at (000) 333-3333.