Resume and Cover Letter

Case Overview

Truss Right is a roof truss manufacturer in the Midwest that has been leading the industry since 1999. A small operation in Middletown, Iowa, this company has seen significant changes since the economic downturn in 2008 but has rebounded in recent years. Because of its recent success, Truss Right is looking to add a new position in the company to oversee its production facility.

Read the job description provided below. Evaluate the company’s website (—this will be a link to the site I am creating) to help you develop a resume and cover letter to apply for the position. It will also help to assess the truss industry to gain a working knowledge of the type of company you are applying for.

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Company Description

Family owned and operated since 1999, Truss Right has established itself as the leading manufacturer of roof trusses in the Midwest. We are committed to using the best materials to produce the highest quality trusses. Our company works with customers to ensure timely delivery to any location in the US. Truss Right has a great team of people that come to work hard everyday in a casual but fast-paced environment. We offer competitive salaries and benefits that will keep employees for years to come.

Job Title

Plant Coordinator

Job Description

The Plant Coordinator is a new position we are creating here at Truss Right. You will work directly under the Plant Manager to oversee the facility’s production processes. The demand for our trusses is increasing rapidly, so we would like the Plant Coordinator to help elevate our efficiency and take pressure off of the Plant Supervisor. Your goal as our new hire will be to increase efficiency and communication, find ways to cut costs, and work closely with employees and management.

Desired Abilities

Candidate must be self-motivated, diligent, able to communicate with other employees, proficient knowledge of Excel and Word, and capable of managing multiple tasks.


  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Management experience preferred
  • Truss knowledge is a plus