Cover letter for a journeyman electrician(5 samples)

This article will list samples of cover letters for a journeyman electrician.

Examples of cover letters for a journeyman electrician

When applying for a journeyman electrician position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for a journeyman electrician”

“Dear Mr. Rankin,

I am responding to your recent advertisement in the Houston Chronicle for the Journeyman Electrician position at your company. I consider that my experience and skills match with your requirements, and have included my resume to apply.

As you will find in my resume, I have over six years experience as a Journeyman Electrician; and have ample experience in the repairing, installation, and maintenance of electrical equipment, wiring, fixtures, and systems. I have a license as an Electrician and have had many years of training, both in and out of the field. I am a great team player, am responsible, work hard, and never miss a shift. I love working with people and communicating with the public. For all of these reasons, you should contact me for an interview.

I would very much appreciate the opportunity of a meeting, if you could call me at (555)-555-5555. Thanks so much for your time and consideration.



Gilbert Leitch

Encl: Resume”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a journeyman electrician”

“Dear Mr. Honeycut:

When I learned of your search for a new Journeyman Electrician, I was eager to submit the enclosed resume. As a skilled electrician with education and training in servicing, repairing, and maintaining electrical equipment, as well as experience managing a team of electricians, I am confident that I can put my hands-on experience to work in contributing to the success of Warberger’s.

My formal training in electrical systems and equipment coupled with my extensive experience in electrical systems is certain to render me an asset to your business. With real-world experience in installing, inspecting, and repairing electrical circuits, equipment, and devices to ensure full operational readiness—complemented by my outstanding customer service skills and management abilities—I am poised to excel as a Journeyman Electrician at Warberger’s.

The following achievements demonstrate my qualifications for this position:

Completed rigorous formal training in electrical systems at Chatham Technical College, and completed full certification as an electrician.

Served as a journeyman electrician at a commercial construction facility performing a wide range of electrician duties.

Effectively led a crew of five men organizing job duties and responsibilities and completing the project successfully and on time.

Installed, maintained and repaired variable frequency drives, boiler controls and general electromechanical systems and equipment.

Developed an expertise in preventative maintenance programs and troubleshooting.

Performed maintenance duty on screw conveyors, boilers, pumps, wastewater operations and commercial injection systems.

With my training and experience in electrical system support, service, and management, I am well prepared to support your business and be a valuable asset at Warberger’s. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this position with you further.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Kevin G. Stein”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a journeyman electrician”

“Dear David Proctor,

KLD Electric needs an experienced journeyman electrician with commercial experience. With my background in this area, I believe I can make a valuable contribution to your crew.The job listing mentions requirements such as troubleshooting, critical thinking, and work flexibility. I hold local and state licensure. During my five years of professional experience, I have worked on new and established building constructions where I have installed and maintained electrical systems. With my working knowledge of the National Electric Code, I have identified, diagnosed, and fixed various types of electrical problems, including repairing and replacing motors, light fixtures, wiring, equipment, and control systems. I am adept at reading blueprints and using a multitude of power and hand tools such as conduit benders, wire strippers, multimeters, and cable testers. Following proper safety procedures and performing quality work are my highest priority. I will carry out my duties according to KLD Electrics policies and procedures as well as comply with your HSEQ standards. I am available for extensive weekday travel to work on different commercial projects throughout the state. My schedule is flexible, which allows me to work day or evening shifts when needed. Thank you for reviewing my employment application. I look forward to talking with you in more detail about how my training and experience can contribute to your team.

John Doe”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a journeyman electrician”

“Dear Mr. / Ms. [Recruiter Name],

I’m contacting you today with regards to your job post for a journeyman electrician. I believe my skills and work experience would be a great addition to [company name]. I have been in the electrical industry for [number] years, and I have worked on many projects in the commercial, industrial, and residential sectors. I possess a wide range of skills that make me an excellent candidate for this role.

I am very familiar with all codes and standards that apply in my field. As a journeyman electrician, I can install, repair, maintain, troubleshoot and modify electrical systems and equipment. I am skilled at reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematics, and technical drawings. I can also complete all necessary paperwork as needed.

I am used to working long hours in various environments. My duties include installing fixtures such as lights and sockets, checking functioning of circuits and systems using electrical test equipment, connecting cables to circuit breakers and transformers along with other equipment.

Achievements include:

  • Increased efficiency by 20% through the installation of new advanced lighting system.
  • Reduced accidents by 50% through the implementation of new safety procedures and training sessions to update employees on changing regulations and best practices.
  • Saved $100,000 annually through a revamping and overhaul of the company’s energy management systems.

I am highly efficient at identifying problems and finding solutions quickly. My passion for this industry shines through my work ethic every day. I possess excellent verbal and written communication skills that allow me to effectively collaborate with others.

My resume is attached for your review and consideration. Thank you for your time and I look forward to speaking further about this position.


[Your Name]”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for a journeyman electrician”

“Dear Mr. Targett,

The Head Electrician role at Jewell would allow me to build on my 12-year experience of managing teams of 5-15 electricians for residential and commercial building contractors.

I am a fully licenced (Class A) Master Electrician and have worked on every conceivable household and commercial electrics project, from new-build wiring, installing lighting systems in 10,000sqm offices to industrial work in factories. I have experience in collaborating in construction teams from 5-140 people and understand where the priorities for collaboration lie. Electrical plans are an integral part of a functional space and I am often the person who co-ordinated working relationships with the wider team.

I have completed every safety and operational course with distinctions, have a 100% safety record over twelve years of work, and in my last role was responsible for the safety and regulatory training of 20+ apprentices. I am fully aware of the latest OSHA certifications occupational safety codes and state legislations. On-the-job accidents were reduced by 12% after I introduced an online course for every employee.

My depth of knowledge made me an integral part of our troubleshooting, preventative maintenance and repair capabilities and our remote diagnosis technology allowed me to work out the issues with customers and electrician colleagues who may have been in another state.

I am a thoughtful planner and curious learner – every project is different and when there are multiple solutions to a problem it makes sense to step back and consider options. I have collaborated on over 350 projects and have learned the value of customer service.

I enclose a portfolio of my work and would value the chance to learn more about your pipeline of projects for next year and how my skills might contribute.


Mike Hillbrow”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of cover letters for a journeyman electrician

How do I write a cover letter for any position?

  • Make it job-specific. 
  • Highlight your accomplishments.
  • Mention your qualifications.

What words should not be used in a cover letter?

Words and phrases to avoid in your cover letter:

  • “I’m confident I’m the perfect person for the job.” 
  • “I need this job because … ” 
  • “I’m requesting a salary of … ” 
  • “To whom it may concern:”

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