Dear hiring manager,

I am writing to apply for the position of Engineer with Amtrak. I have 0 years of professional experience, and five-plus years of experience working at a hardware store. I am currently attending American River College.
I have the skills and experience that fit the requirements of the job. I have the ability to maintain alertness, awareness, and vigilance, as well as clear, effective verbal communication skills in the performance of work. I also have satisfactory attendance and a safe work record. In addition, I have prior railroad operating experience and work history demonstrating my ability to adapt to variable and often changing work hours.
I am willing to undergo Engineer Training, which includes 8-10 weeks of classroom and field work while headquartered at Amtrak’s Training Center in Wilmington, DE; followed by extensive qualifying and on-the-job training associated with the Crew Base for which hired; paid at the student training rate until incumbent achieves certification as a Class 1 Train Service Engineer.
I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss my qualifications for this position further with you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at 916-996-3378 or Thank you for your time and consideration.

Trevor Lawson