Dear Mr. Fikes,
While perusing the Austin News, I saw an opening for a Production Operator listed by your company. After being laid off recently I find myself in need of a new situation and know that I would be able to fill this opening to both of our benefits. My work ethic is second to none and bring an enthusiasm to any employer I have worked for.
I have attached my resume for your convenience but would like to offer these highlights from it. While I do not have any formal education, I have been working in production for more than ten years and I have a familiarity with many of the latest machines and computerized equipment that is now commonly used. I can take direction and do not have a problem with repetitive tasks.
There has never been a day when I took time off that was not previously scheduled and approved by management and am always on time ready to work. For this reason, I know that I would make a great member of the team at your company.
I am looking forward to meeting with you to further discuss my experience. I know that there are needs your company has that I can fulfill with ease. Feel free to contact me at any time by calling (555)-555-5555.