Controls Engineer Cover Letter

A Controls Engineer assists with the implementation of facility control system standardization and process improvement tasks for plant facilities. Some typical responsibilities for this role include directing installers and programmers through written and verbal communication as to the installation and programming of control systems, and working with IT departments to integrate building automation systems on to their networks.

A well-written Controls Engineer cover letter should include many of these key qualifications and skills:

  • Engineering and Information technology expertise
  • Manufacturing acumen
  • Proficiency in CAD / CAM circuit design
  • Proficiency in product development
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Written and Verbal communication skills
  • Time management

Check out the Controls Engineer cover letter sample below for a bit of inspiration.

Dear Ms. Sipple:

As a qualified controls engineer with over 10 years’ experience leading process improvements, I have contributed to the profitability and success of large-scale plants by implementing control system standardizations. I am now seeking the opportunity to join a company such as yours as a controls engineer.

I have successfully identified and corrected process gaps in multiple manufacturing environments and have worked with IT teams to reconfigure and install new, more efficient control systems. As well as being adept at identifying underlying issues in control systems and remedying them, I am also skilled in the design of new systems, and I have the ability to direct complex projects from conception to completion.

Examples of my highlights include:

  • Served as lead and focal point for process and controls engineering on assigned project teams at AquaTex
  • Provided system implementation, troubleshooting, and integration support for large control systems at a manufacturing plant
  • Streamlined testing processes and reduced the efforts of defect maintenance by 75%
  • Organized training sessions to aid in knowledge transfer across the team for better understanding of the system
  • Prepared detailed reports concerning project specifications and activities and identifying potential areas for controls improvements
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, and implement engineering controls processes

My work philosophy focuses on using creative problem-solving to contribute to organizational success and bottom-line results. For more details on my skills and background, please see my enclosed resume, and feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Ainsley Laing