13060 Heimberger Rd NW Baltimore, OH 43105 (419) 601-3219 MichaelAltvater@gmail.com
Dear Hiring Manager,
I am a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical
Engineering. I am currently seeking full time employment in an engineering position
that will help me build upon the skills I have already gained.
As indicated on my attached resume, I have over a decade of experience in teamwork
and leadership settings. My experience spans from maintaining computer labs at
Bowling Green State University, to leading fellow Marines in equipment inspections
while enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
Most recently, in an internship at Stanley Electric, I submitted numerous research
reports including a thermal properties study. The purpose of the study was to
determine the heat dissipation of a circuit board based on location of the heat source,
and size of the heat sink. I also built a small scale prototyping reflow soldering
system that lowered the system cost from around $5,000 for a commercial unit to
I feel that I am well suited for a position in your company based on previous
experience as well as the curriculum that I have completed as a Mechanical
Engineering student at Ohio University. While enrolled at Ohio University, I have
participated in many group projects that have enhanced my teamwork, and problem-
solving skills. Multiple lab courses have allowed me to improve my design, analytical,
organizational, and critical thinking abilities.
Relevent software: MATLAB, Engineering Equation Solver, Solid Works, Solid Edge,
Catia V5, AutoCAD, MastaerCAM, Simulink, Arduino, C, C++.