Cover letter for electrician(5 samples)

This article will list samples of cover letters for an electrician.

Examples of cover letters for an electrician

When applying for an 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:

  • 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 with you further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for an electrician”

“Jensen Pope

(111) 789-3456

January 1, 2019

Dear Hiring Manager

I am writing to you today to express interest in the Electrician position currently offered at Flagship Engineering. As a dedicated professional with many years of experience working with electronics and related technology, I am confident in my ability to be an asset for the company as it expands. Detail-oriented and focused, I am always excited for the opportunity to branch out.

I have spent most of my career working as an Electrician, repairing and installing things ranging from wiring inside small homes to ensuring light systems in large buildings work as intended. I have also done work on power lines. All of this has taught me the value of attention to detail as well as safe working practices. My commitment to the latter is what led me to advocate for better safety precautions and awareness of regulations at my job, reducing on the job accidents by around 14% since my initiatives were implemented.

I also have extensive experience in collaborating with others, both fellow electricians and non-electricians. On large construction projects I have often worked with others within the industry to plan wiring layouts and various electrical considerations within the rest of the building being fabricated. I also have experience in leading teams as I, typically, have been placed in charge of my own group of electricians during projects like these.

Thank you for your time and consideration of my application. I am excited for the opportunity to learn more about the position and what working for Flagship Engineering would fully entail. If you have any questions or concerns with regards to me or my experience, please don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to all the new chances for personal growth and development working with the company.


Jensen Pope”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for an electrician”

“[Today’s Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

[341 Company Address]

[Company City, State, XXXXX]

[(xxx) xxx-xxxx]


Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms.] [Hiring Manager’s Name],

My name is [Your Name] and I am applying for the position of [position name] with your company as advertised on [company website/LinkedIn/job board website].

I am a fully licensed Master Electrician (Class A) with over 9 years’ experience as a residential electrical contractor, including the past 4 years in the Greater Boston area with McNelley Electric. My field service has included planning and installation of electrical systems in new homes and troubleshooting and repair of existing installations. I have recently undergone further skills training in PV solar installation and systems maintenance and will be writing my NABCEP exam this year.

Apart from my technical skills, I am reliable, trustworthy, and punctual; in particular, I take pride in the quality of my customer service. Much of the work I did for my previous company came through client referrals, and I will bring the same standard of service and professionalism to yours. I also have experience leading small teams on larger operations and working on my own on smaller projects.

I am committed to the highest standards of electrical safety and operational protocol, and I am fully up to date on all OSHA certifications, occupational safety codes, and state legislation. Please find my contact information on this letter and in my enclosed resume.


[Your Name]”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for an electrician”

“Dear Human Resources Manager:

My name is David Barton and I am applying for a position as an electrician with ABC Enterprises, Inc. My resume is attached along with a letter of reference from my immediate supervisor. I am an MSHA certified electrician with 5 years’ of experience working in both construction and maintenance of residential projects. From efficiency apartment complexes to country club manors, I have handled a wide range of jobs. Aside from typical electrician work, I have wired home theaters, large lighted aquariums, elaborate security systems and state-of-the-art stereo systems. After working for the last 5 years on residential projects, I would like to transition into a commercial work environment.

I have specific knowledge in analyzing and resolving various types of complex electrical issues. As a result of my years of work with XYZ Electrical Specialists I have acquired a strong knowledge of the National Electrical Code along with knowledge of electrical schematics and high voltage terminations. Through continuing education I stay up-to-date on changes in the electrical code and the industry in general. I am a firm believer in preventive maintenance, and I work hard to ensure that I install systems that allow for the easy management of accident prevention. I do my very best to offer the safest electrical solutions to my customers.

I have an Associate’s degree in Electrical Studies from XYZ Technical School along with my certification from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency that governs the education and certification of electricians. I have become somewhat of an efficiency expert during the last 5 years of my employment, and I have some ideas that I believe would benefit ABC Enterprises. Please feel free to contact me for an interview on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email] Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to meeting with you soon.


David Barton

David Barton”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for an electrician”

“Dear Human Resources Director:

I am applying for the open position of electrician advertised on your website for your team that is headed to Iowa soon to work on tower wiring on the wind turbines. I have just completed a similar 18-month-long project in North Dakota and believe I have developed the expertise you need for such a project.As a tower wiring electrician with ABC Commercial Electrics, I installed the electronic components of wind turbines including motors, cables, generators and communication lines. I amaccustomed to working in uncomfortable conditions for long hours. I am also a self-motivated individual used to working unsupervised in small groups of 3 or 4.

I have been with ABC Commercial Electrics for 3 years since graduating from XYZ Technical College with an electrician certificate. As an employee, I am highly dependable, dedicated and possess a strong work ethic. In addition to my work with wind turbines, I have experience with panel wiring, fault finding, inventory management, and collaborating with project managers. I have excellent computer skills and also work well with the other employees on my team.

I meet all of the requirements listed in your ad. I have had the privilege of working with 2 different master electricians the last 3 years and have gained extensive knowledge from them. While working for these 2 leaders I have been able to develop and fine-tune my skill set which is needed to perform important job tasks like preparing and implementing designs and plans for electrical wiring systems. I am a detail-oriented electrician who works well with others on a team and is willing to work weekends when necessary.

Please review my attached application, resume and letter of reference. I am available to meet with you at your convenience and can be contacted on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email] Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Greg Clark”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for an electrician”

“Dear Human Resources Director:

My name is Todd Vincent and I am applying for a position as a full-time electrician with Expert Electricians, Inc. I have been working since graduating from college 6 years ago with XYZ Electrics in Springfield, Missouri. I am interested in relocating to Kansas City to be closer to my aging parents. During my time with XYZ I have acquired a tremendous amount of knowledge, training and experience that you just do not learn in school. There is nothing like practical experience when it comes to learning a job.

I have worked on commercial, residential and industrial systems and I have an advanced knowledge of technical components. I have extensive experience with fault finding, construction and installation, panel wiring, materials ordering and receiving, OHS documentation, management of subcontractors, reading and interpretation of specifications and drawings and working with project managers.

I have an Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ABC Technical College and an advanced certificate in Electrotechnology along with my electrical license, OHS White Card and valid driver’s license. I have gained experience in project management, equipment maintenance and bookkeeping while working at XYZ as well. I also have experience using the simPRO and PLC computer programsfor electricians and I stay up-to-date on changes in industry standards and regulations through continuing education.

I have strong leadership, communication and organization skills with a proven record of delivering top quality work on deadline. I am prepared to move to Kansas City as soon as I secure employment and would appreciate the opportunity to interview with you and your associates at Expert Electricians, Inc. as soon as you have an opening for which I qualify. My application, resume and letter of recommendation are attached. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.


Your Signature

Todd Vincent”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of cover letters for an 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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