Maintenance Interview Questions

"Maintenance technicians are responsible for resolving problems with equipment and systems in their respective fields. Experience and technical knowledge of your field are key for impressing employers during an interview, during which you will be presented with hypothetical questions about common issues and inquiries about past problems you have resolved. Various maintenance careers require different levels of education and certification."

Maintenance Interview Questions

Maintenance Interview Questions

"Maintenance technicians are responsible for resolving problems with equipment and systems in their respective fields. Experience and technical knowledge of your field are key for impressing employers during an interview, during which you will be presented with hypothetical questions about common issues and inquiries about past problems you have resolved. Various maintenance careers require different levels of education and certification."

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Baxter
Maintenance Supervisor was asked...December 9, 2010

Have you ever fired anyone

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Only after the employee has been advised verbally of the issue, written and documented of the corrections necessary with appropriate time to correct, and when it is absolutely the only remaining option. Less

Yes, only once

Comcast

How would you handle a system outage?

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Calmly. Locate and fix using the half-split method; whether that is with teams in broad geographically spanning systems or within a single functioning system Less

I would start at the beginning and work my way forward until I found where the error was. Continually checking the system database as I went forward to see my progress and make sure I was bringing the whole system up and not leaving a portion out. Less

Valero Energy

How would you handle the following situation: You and your supervisor are not agreeing on a path forward what would you do.

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I would try to compromise with the supervisor with out jeopardizing safety or cost. If this would not work I would try to discuss with another peer before proceeding to the next boss Less

I would try to compromise with the supervisor with out jeapordizing safety or cost if this would not work I would try to discuss with another peer before proceeding to the next boss Less

United Airlines

Describe a time you had to deal with a unproductive emplyee

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I asked the employee to meet me and we sat down and talked about his performance and asked how he saw his performance, employee said he was getting jobs below his level of experience and was bored. Suggested talking to his lead and to me when he found bored and in need of a higher experience level job assignment. I set him up with a timeline to work with his lead and as the timeline went by I checked on the employees progress with him and his lead. The productivity improved as the employee got jobs that challenged him/her and then sat one more time to let the employee know that he was doing well and that he should expect his productivity to be at this level along with him working with his lead to get jobs with higher level of experience. Less

Quad

My experience with what types of electrical systems.

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I have worked in high and low voltage systems from install to troubleshooting. Experience with PLCs and other safety controls, and also wrote programs for HVAC applications. Less

John Deere

I was asked about if a machine failed and a frustrated production worker was on that machine when it failed, how do you deal with the production worker while you working to fix that machine as they tend to get more frustrated the longer the machine is down?

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I said that I would give the production worker the knowledge of knowing what was wrong with the machine, and an approximate time as to how long it may take. I would then try to conversate and diffuse the situation with humor. Less

Tesla

I was asked to describe what is a router, like the one used in the home for the internet.

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Switches create a network. Routers connect networks. A router links computers to the Internet, so users can share the connection. A router acts as a dispatcher, choosing the best path for information to travel so it's received quickly. Less

Schlumberger

What is instrumentation Amplifier (IA) and what are all the advantages?

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An instrumentation amplifier is differential op-amp circuit providing high input impedances with ease of gain adjustment by varying a single resistor Less

Republic Services

What would you do if the technician performing the vehicle repairs was having difficulties with diagnosis?

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Answer is easy - Gather information from the manufacturing source then walk the technician through a step by step analysis to diagnose the trouble. Less

Cambria

How would you handle a problem employee who will not/can not pull their weight?

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Talk to them to find out if its a question of they cannot do the job. Maybe they need more training? Otherwise perhaps they need to be transferred to another position Less

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