Dear Mr. Shutter,
I found your advertisement for the mechanical engineer position on Careerbuilder.com and am writing to apply. I am highly analytical, detail-oriented and have superior technical and scientific abilities. In addition to four years of experience working as a mechanical engineer, I have a Master’s degree in the discipline.
My position working as a mechanical engineer often includes troubleshooting and analyzing problems to find mechanical or thermal device solutions. Using computer-aided design methods, I design thermal or mechanical devices as needed. Of course, developed devices then require testing of the prototypes which I carry out in the laboratory to ensure they function properly.
I have great technical writing skills and am able to author manuals, specifications and schematics for thermal and mechanical devices I design and develop. I enjoy working as a mechanical engineer because I find it gratifying to be able to solve complex problems. I have excellent trouble-shooting, critical-thinking and problem solving skills which I put to good use.
I believe I would make a good choice for the mechanical engineer position at your company. I would like to schedule an interview to learn more about the position. I have attached my resume and can be reached by phone anytime.
Mechanical Design Engineer Cover Letter
Mechanical Design Engineers create designs for equipment and mechanical devices. They also create and implement improvements to mechanical systems and processes. Standard work activities include using CAD software to create device and system designs, Monitoring system and equipment performance, documenting system irregularities, researching new methods for system improvement, and testing system productivity.
The following is a list of the skills and qualifications typically highlighted on a Mechanical Design Engineer resume.
- Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, industrial design or a related field
- Expertise in CAD software
- In-depth knowledge of metal fabrication process
- Strong computer and math skills
- Detail orientated
- Complex problem solving skills
- Experience with standard metal cutting tools
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Organizational and time management skills
Below is a sample Mechanical Design Engineer cover letter that highlights many of these skills and qualifications.
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Dear Ms. Taylor,
I am writing to submit my resume for the position of Mechanical Design Engineer. I have seven years of experience in the position, during which I’ve become an expert in CAD software and the metal fabrication process. With this experience and expertise, as well as my drive to continually learn and develop my skills, I am confident that I could meet – and soon exceed – the requirements of this position.
My professional experience includes designing, developing and testing various forms of metal-based products, and mastering all of the tools involved in the metal fabrication process. I think my skills and experience can help Stevenson Industries continue to grow in this competitive space.
The following are my most relevant skills and qualifications:
- Increased production at Leviathan Corp. by 15% based on analysis of production KPIs
- Expert in CAD software
- Expert in MATLAB, CATIA and ANSYS
In addition to these technical skills, I am punctual, passionate and a great communicator. I would love to discuss my skills and experience further. Thank you for your consideration.
Sandra A. Roberts