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# Field Interview Questions

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### Field Coordinator at Nielsen was asked...

Feb 27, 2010
 A study has a quota of 200. If you can expect 80% of you sample to recovery in 6 days, how many pieces of sample will need to be added to the study in order to reach quota in 6 days.4 Answers250I think the correct answer would be "50" because they ask how many pieces will need to be added.80% of 200 is 160 so would it be 40 that is needed?Show More Responses200/80% = 200/0.80 = 250 Hence, sample need to be added = 250- 200 = 50

### Plant Engineer, Sales, Field Technician at Emerson was asked...

Jun 8, 2009
 How would you handle a differing opinion from another experienced Engineer.1 AnswerLet him explain his position in detail. Agree with as much as I can, using "I" statements, never using "I don't think YOU. . ." Additionally, I use alot of diagram detail to explain my positions, which proves confidence and most people are visual learners.

Jan 3, 2013
 The one unscripted question was: I am a customer, and you wrote the estimate on my car up as a 3 hour repair on the quarter panel, and I say I want it replaced. What do you say?1 AnswerI would reference the company policy explaining that the amount of damage done to the quarter panels warrants a repair, not a replacement. If the customer fears the safety of the car will be compromised, I would ensure them that the damage was mostly cosmetic and not structural.

### Field Specialist at Schlumberger was asked...

Mar 11, 2014
 On a clock, what is the difference in the angle of the minute hand and the hour hand when the clock shows 3:15.5 AnswersYou can answer this question a number of ways with trig. But the simplest way is to think about it. a Circle (clock) is 360 degrees. A clock as 60 mniutes on it. 360/60=6 degrees per minute If the clock reads 3:15, that means the hour hand is on the 3, and the minute hand is 1 minute past the 3. Therefore the answer is: 6 degreesThe minute hand is front of the hour hand.The answer is simply, ZERO!Show More ResponsesIf a clock reads 3:15, then the minute hand is on the "3" (at zero degrees given a standard unit circle configuration). The hour hand is a little ways past the 3, a quarter of the way to the 4. There are 360/12= 30 degrees in each hour section. Since the hour hand has advanced a quarter of the way through the 3-4 hour section, 30/4= 7.5 degrees. So the hour hand is at -7.5 degrees and the minute hand at 0 degrees. There is a 7.5 degree difference.6 degrees

### Field Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Mar 12, 2012
 If water in a well rises 2 feet each day and falls 1 foot each night, how long til the water reaches the top of a 10 foot well5 Answerson the 9th day2*X-1*X=10 then X=10 X= days passed2*X-1*X=10 then X=10 X= days passedShow More ResponsesIt will reach the top on the 9th day, the question only asks about reaching the top and not remaining at a 10 foot level. The level will be 8 ft at the end of 8th day and then it will go up to 10ft the next day; day 9.every day it rises 2 feet during the day and one feet at night it drops basically it rises only 1 foot each day and shall take 10 days to get to 10 feet.

### Field Engineer at Schlumberger was asked...

Nov 6, 2011
 Why are manhole covers round?3 Answersso they dont have to be rotated or lined up to be replacedit's so that they cant be dropped through the holeif it's round there are no sharp edges to deal with

Jun 3, 2013
 Why are you interested in working for Baker Hughes as a field engineer?3 Answershow long it took from the last interview until you get the offer?Since my BHE session ended on a Friday, we were promised to hear back on Monday morning. I was contacted around 10AM CST and received the e-mail package the following evening.What was you answers to that quiestion?

### Field Engineer at Halliburton was asked...

Oct 21, 2012
 How do you screw in a bolt and unscrew it?3 Answersclockwise and counter clockwiseVery slowly... lol. j/k You dont screw a bolt. Bolts are defined as headed fasteners having external threads that meet an exacting, uniform bolt thread specification (such as M, MJ, UN, UNR, and UNJ) such that they can accept a nontapered nut. Screws are defined as headed, externally-threaded fasteners that do not meet the above definition of boltsu dont screw a bolt...u wrench it

### Field Engineer at Halliburton was asked...

Jul 2, 2011
 How would you work with people with lower education that you?2 AnswersI told them I had no issues with that, and that i normally communicate well with all kinds of people.For me it is not the matter of level of education we have. It is not the matter of how to do things we already knew but instead, it is the matter of how we behave when we don't know what to do. As long as there is unity and understanding in doing our jobs, I strongly believe that we can pass every challenges and problems we may encounter.

Oct 9, 2013