Heavy Equipment Operator Cover Letter

Heavy Equipment Operator Cover Letter

Heavy Equipment Operators are necessary for all construction work as they perform essential responsibilities on any large construction site. Their main job is to operate the large machines that are used in a construction area. Machinery they control includes steamrollers, cranes, bucket trucks and asphalt spreaders, among others. This job entails working outdoors with work hours dependent on weather conditions. Inclement weather could pose an additional danger.

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Include These Heavy Equipment Operator Skills

  • Commercial driver’s license
  • Work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to read and follow blueprints, schematics and other design documents
  • Good sense of judgement

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Dear Ms. Lee

I am interested in applying for the position of a Heavy Equipment Operator with Triad Construction. With over ten years of equipment handling experience, I am extremely comfortable with every aspect of this position and believe I am a suitable candidate.

Thanks to my current job as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Odin Construction, I am well aware of all the relevant responsibilities that go with this title. I have successfully handled and operated various construction and building equipment such as forklifts, bull dozers, cement trucks and drillers. I am committed to my work and ensure the utmost safety and quality of work at all times. This commitment to safety has led me to receive awards and recognition for being incident free. I work well in a team and I am able to take and give instructions clearly.

My experience in the following skills makes me an ideal candidate for the job:

Operate heavy equipment to lift, move or place equipment or materials

Inspect, clean, lubricate and refill equipment

Meet tight deadlines

I would welcome the opportunity to bring my skills and dedication to Triad Construction Company as your new Heavy Equipment Operator. I feel quite confident that I am the right candidate for this Heavy Equipment Operator position. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in more detail with you. Please contact me by phone or email if you have any further questions or to set up an interview. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.


Terry Sweeney