Lineman Cover Letter
An electrical Lineman, or simply Lineman as they are commonly called, primarily checks and installs power lines on utility poles or in underground systems to hook up customers to major power sources. They perform basic preventive maintenance duties and make repairs to damaged lines. A Lineman typically works with high-power or high-voltage as well as low-voltage transmission cables that draw power from a generating location and deliver it users within a particular grid. A Lineman will respond to emergency power outages to make repairs and restore power to affected areas. A Lineman might also perform the same duties for telephone lines.
The skills that would typically be discussed in Lineman cover letters are listed below:
- Electrical/mechanical knowledge
- Reading schematics and wiring diagrams
- Troubleshooting capabilities
- Problem-solving abilities
- Attention to detail
- Oral/written communications
- Time management
The sample Lineman cover letter appearing below reflects how these skills and qualifications can be worked into this type of document.
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Dear Mr. Duncan:
I am sending you my resume at this time to be considered for the vacant Lineman position at your company. My experience has helped me to develop the skills needed to perform this job in a way to meet and exceed your expectations.
With over five years of experience in this field, I have built strong communications, time management, and customer service skills that are essential for a Lineman. I have also worked extensively with all required tools for this position, such as wire cutters, splitters, pliers, drills, voltage meters and compression tools. Also, I can operate backhoe trenchers and bucket trucks needed when working with high or underground cables.
I have proven troubleshooting and diagnostic skills in assessing high- and low-voltage wires for repair or replacement. My experience includes installing transformers, capacitors, insulators, fuse cutouts and fiber optic lines. I have worked with both telephone and electrical cables.
Below you will find highlights of my abilities and accomplishments in this field below to further illustrate my qualifications for this position:
- Led a 10-man crew in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead power lines for Running Hotwire Utility Co.
- Managed the installation of transformers for Switchback Power Systems
- Involved in the removal and replacement of all copper cables in over 20 neighborhoods for underground systems maintained by Wicked Technologies
- Certified Journeyman Lineman
- Knowledgeable in relevant OSHA safety guidelines
I believe my managerial and organizational skills would prove to be assets for your company. Working in a timely and efficient manner is important for a Lineman, and I would continue to apply these as well as preventive maintenance and troubleshooting skills to reduce service failures resulting in lost power to your customers.
I hope for the opportunity to discuss my qualifications and experience in person.
Thank you for your consideration.