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214 6th Street
Cowen, WV 54412
July 23, 2016
Mr. Blake Johnson
58 Rose Road
Cowen, WV 47520
Dear Mr. Johnson:
Would you be interested in hiring a rail track worker who is both experienced in installing and renewing tracks and has the ability support installation and maintenance of tunnels, embankments, cuttings, level crossings and bridges? If your answer is yes, you may be interested in the specific qualifications that I possess, which make me an excellent choice to work as a track worker at Amtrak. Some of these include:
• Complete familiarity with measuring tracks to check that sections are at correct distance from each other.
• Hands-on experience in carrying out site surveys to determine need for maintenance of track sections.
• Highly skilled in inspecting tracks for defects by employing a combination of eyesight and equipment / tool checks
If you are looking for an individual who is completely dedicated to his work and has a multitude of achievements to show for it – including preventing a train collision through presence of mind and show of exceptional physical dexterity – I am your person. Let’s discuss this position face to face. If you need to contact me, please do so at (000) 214-7454.