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Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment.
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Electrical Technician Interview Questions

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What are your qualifications for this job?

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I have a experience in maintenance field for problem solving.
 
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Safaty , elment, shoes, har log, glass.
 
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I atten the electrical break down.
 
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I am completed in diploma electrical and 8 yrs experience in this field.
 
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Good practices and university certificate in the electrical system field.
 
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I did diploma in elelctricla and electrinoices engineering.
 
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I have graduate degree in electronics and telecommunications and I have relevant experience in it.
 
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B teck honors in electrical engineering.
 
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I am Diploma of Associate Engineer.
 
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My qualifications fa and one year diploma electrical.
 

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#3 of 27

Why are you leaving your current job?

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I need more exp and salary.
 
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To have an opportunity to give my best.
 
3.
I current working in sewa as electrical supervisor last 4 years.
 
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For better prospects and stability.
 
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I need to improve my skills and utilize my knowledge to share.
 
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Just to improve my knowledge and career.
 
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Organizational change with new owners.
 
8.
My contract is coming to an end and I want to explore new grounds.
 
9.
Current job company have some money problems some times salary late on the times and, they are not give correct salary for my talents.
 
10.
All ready I finished 6 year experience and developed to automation field.
 

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#4 of 27

Are you confident in your ability to interpret any electrical diagram and repair most equipment in safe manner?

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I am fairly confident in my ability to read electrical diagrams and perform the needed repairs.
 
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Yes, I am confident I can grab any electrical digrams and repair.
 
3.
Yes, I watch the drawing I carefully checking the function of circuit equipment of the field.
 
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Yes, I am very confident.
 
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My qualifaction proves it.
 
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Yes I am by applying technical skills I gained from lecturer rooms and my previous employment.
 
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Yes of course I have more experince repairing and mantence.
 
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Yes I have a confident and I can solve every issues.
 

Education Requirements

A two year associates degree is usually required to become an Electrical Technician.

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#5 of 27

Tell me about your on-the-job training.

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I have bachelor s degree in electronics and telecommunications and my job experience was in electronics domain.
 
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DEA Electrical and 4 year experience in cement plant inspector.
 
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I had completed post diploma in thermal power plant engg. In npti neyveli. And diploma in electrical engineering in pondicherry. After completing my education I had work experirnce of 8 years.
 
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I am a diploma in electrical and electronics holder having 20 years experience in FMES line.
 
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Diploma I electrical engineering and trained in maintenance/troubleshooting.
 
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Higher diploma and safty tranings.
 
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I complete my b teck honors in electrical engineering in preston university.
 
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I have finished my certification in mechatronics. And I have finish my basics and troubleshooting training in plc programing.
 
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AS Engineering Science AAS Electrical Engineering Tech.
 
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I am Diploma Holder in the field of Electrical.
 

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#6 of 27

What can you do for us that other candidates cannot?

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I work very well with all people. Self motivated and responsible person. Good interpersonal skills
 
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Utilize my international experience from a similar lab.
 
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I just done a sincere effort toward my job.
 
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Sir im doing my work safely and hearty.
 
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Its your favor about choosing like that but I will try my level best to solve the problem as possible.
 
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Dedication, quick response.
 
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Reliable work and I adjusting and learning any person from.
 
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I can solve the automation troubleshooting better then others.
 
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Have practical experience.
 
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I am better work for your company to develop most production.
 

Work Environment

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians work closely with electrical and electronics engineers. For this reason, teamwork is an important part of the job. They work in offices, laboratories, and factories because their job tasks involve both engineering theory and assembly-line production. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians may be exposed to hazards from equipment or toxic materials, but incidents are rare if proper procedures are followed.

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#7 of 27

Do you have experience in manufacturing?

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Sorry I have no such kind of experience.
 
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Yes inhave worked before in a turbo charger manufacturing industry as a maintenance techncian for machines.
 
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No I have no experience but I know how can manufacture.
 
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Yes I have a vast experience in manufacturing.
 
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My exposure to the manufacturing side of the business has been very little.
 
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Yah I m working in electrical department till 4 years.
 

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#8 of 27

What attracted you to our job posting?

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I can help you to grown your company.
 
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I have more knowledge about to develop new things for the organization.
 
3.
Am hard work, A go getter, Strive hard for excellent a team player and get along quickly with people and what ever I do I to it to the best of me.
 
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I believe we can help each other, my skills as a technician will prove valuable to your company and your company's reputation will help advance my career further.
 
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I qualify for this post and I am passionate about my job.
 
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I have enough experience, team player and good interpersonal relationship.
 
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Its your choice I m great hard worker and have to com-pit about any kind of trouble and try to solve it as soon as possible.
 
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Because I’m amazing at what I do and every day I’ll put in 110% and I’m better than any other person you’ve seen today or will ever see again…and let’s be honest, hiring me is just going to make you look even more awesome than you already are because clearly, you recognize true talent.
 
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U need a good worker.. Who can do good things for your company.
 
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Engineering is my passion and I will work hard for this field and I have the strengths that should be really help full for your organization.
 

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#9 of 27

What was the most difficult repair job you have done?

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I have troubleshoot a hydraulic machine when it was dead condition.
 
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Because its my aim to be a part of your company and want to show my ability and honesty.
 
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Making a machine that uses plc to run when it has failed, troubleshooting.
 
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Power transformer 132kv bus ducket belly fill with oil and open it and exaim about why it look like that and remove all of the bushes and link it take 2 to 5 days full time risky job in online condition.
 
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Loose connection in a fully finished machines and short circuit finding.
 
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I have repaired stepper drives in my previous company which I think was difficult job.
 
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Motor winding breckdown plant.
 
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When I was helping the fitter to change a gear box of the 22KW motor during the night on a call out.
 
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The most difficult repair jobs for me always involve intermittent problems, because they are the most diagnose properly.
 
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Repairing system of the saw beam cutting cnc machine.
 

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#10 of 27

Why are you interested in working for us?

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Due to experience and confidence.
 
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I love our field because I interested in and also study about power generation so I want to know about it more.
 
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There will be more problem solving works.
 
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I have interest in this field.
 
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This job is in line with what I am doing and also it carries responsibilities which are challenging and that what I love its challenges.
 
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I believe it will allow to me to grow in my chosen career.
 
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Some technical work I would like more intreast.
 
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I think it could be easy to work in this field.
 
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School study's time also I am working same field.
 
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Due to experience and confident I love this field ani interested in and I study in power generation.
 

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#11 of 27

Do you have experience developing programs for maintaining new equipment?

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I have not too much experience but I will maintaining our equipment for their betterment in future.
 
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Yes, we monitoring equipments and rated output taken and decreased the load.
 
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Yes. I have. I got a training program for plc troubleshooting.
 
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I have no experience but I hope I will done.
 
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Yes I have written work procedures and SOP for new equipment to make it easy to fault find and to maintain.
 
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I have not had the opportunity to develop programs for new equipment.
 

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#12 of 27

What are your career goals?

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To be an an electricalengineer.
 
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I want to gain knowledge and experience and beneficial for company and buildup my confidence.
 
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Learn and earn good knowledge and money.
 
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I will become a maintenance specialist.
 
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I have to be a automation designer for machine building.
 
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Became an number one technician.
 
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I have use more effort for the company.
 
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My career goals are to become expert at what I have learned so far I. E. In electronics I would love to contribute more.
 
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To contribute in the company's innovations.
 
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Maximun solve problem and new ideas.
 

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#13 of 27

How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

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as long as i work with using my knowladege and the campany satifaye my work, i work for long time
 
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As long as.
 
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answer
 
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If the company would give me a chance for the opportunity i seek, i am very much willing to take any responsibilities where in, i can devote my skills and abilities with unconditional long work of expectations.
 
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When I have batter job for then I leaved.
 
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As long as I get job satisfaction.
 
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I can perform various activities for the company.
 
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As long as you need me, I'm flexible even for relocation.
 
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When I feel I done my job beter that time.
 
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I am planning to stay until there is nothing to contribute for future success of the company.
 

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#14 of 27

Why do you want to be an electrical technician?

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because any thing in this world is linked with electrial power...so if we learn this electrical course we can have a good feature.......
 
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It is what i know how to do best, and my passion wouldnt alow me otherwise.
 
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Because I have the experience and passion for the work.
 
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Coz I am batter in Electrical.
 
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Because I have no such of practical experience and gain knowledge improve it.
 
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Troubleshooting skills, and basic knowledge.
 
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No. I want to a automation technician.
 
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Because I have more knowledge about this field and I have more interest in this field.
 
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As I like the circuits and it's operation, as an electronics engineer I get to use my knowledge directly working on the circuit s and troubleshooting them.
 
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Because I like this work.
 

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#15 of 27

Do you have leadership experience?

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Yes. I have experience that I can handle one shift with 6 team members in maintenance.
 
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Yes team leader in my old company.
 
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I have had the opportunity to be in charge of the shop while in the armed forces.
 
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Yes, I have to leadership a teams of 10 each, to handle the world most challenging maintenance task.
 

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#16 of 27

How do you handle stressful situations?

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i will think what is the eassy way and how can apply this and will do carefully
 
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During with the stressful situations,we have to focus our mind and stay cool. think about something that will makes every one refresh, then make another options or listen with other brighter ideas.
 
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With cool mind.
 
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I would priorities what needs to be done and get started on the top items.
 
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Understand the complexities involved.
 
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By sharing with collegues.
 
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By communication with our seiners and other members try to solve it by good manners.
 
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Concentration and experience, be patient.
 
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By spliting the technician depends on the job. And start depends on the priority.
 
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I can handle better ways to solve the difficult situations.
 

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#17 of 27

Tell me about your favorite engineering class. Why was is your favorite?

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Control systems, they portrayed the realities of the modern systems funtioning.
 
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Power distribution and flow load calculation because its make me crazy its theory.
 
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Mechatronics. Because that would be the combined knowledge of everything. In engineering.
 
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My favorite engineering classes were graphics, power devices and machines.
 
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Industrial project,It made me think analytically and taught me to tackle things in different manner to achieve what you are doing.
 
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I have not taken engineering classes at this time, but I do see myself advancing towards that direction in the future.
 
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Electrical industrial management and Electrical machine was my main subjects.
 
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Electrical engineering Interested subject.
 
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All kinds of engineering, I'm hungry to learn.
 

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#18 of 27

What equipment are you most comfortable working on?

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Auromation equipments special purpose machine controlled by the plc.
 
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All electrical tools which are help ful for the repairing.
 
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Multimeters oscilloscope.
 
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What equipment are you most familiar working on.
 
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Motors and burners. Plc panels.
 
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Robots, packaging equipment.
 
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For the past 12 years I have been working with CT x-ray equipment.
 
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Flow pressure temperature transmitters and rolling mill related instruments.
 
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None, we are facing new problems day by day, and we learn new things everydays.
 

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#19 of 27

What post-secondary education do you have? What would you change about your academic experience and what was the biggest positive for you?

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To get more and more idealistic and practical both.
 
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Current level of education.
 
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I would like to study more upto doctorate. Atleast to be a engineer.
 
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I will change to my academic experience to work this company.
 
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What I have lent I will pass it on to other people.
 
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I would have attempted to work towards a degree much earlier.
 
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I would like to know more about managing a business, so that I have better understand the need from the top management and to fullfill their need.
 

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#20 of 27

What is your ideal company culture?

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Well if we have skills with us it doesnt matter for us to choose a company..wherever we go skills mattrs n not the comp
 
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A company that will use my skills and abilities and add to them too.
 
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Right now I work in government company in uae sewa I prefer government but possibilities about facilities gave.
 
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I better perform the repairing.
 
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The company who believes In me and my capabalities.
 
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My ideal company is one that values individual employees and encourages them to speak up and share ideas, but that also has a commitment to sustainability”
 
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An ideal company would be one where the employees are glad to work for and it shows in the pride they take in completing the tasks at hand.
 

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#21 of 27

What makes you a stand-out candidate?

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Experience and the interpersonal skills.
 
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1-do best for company respect our staff and all other departments and obey all orders complete as per required . 2-one chance give me next time you will definitely allow me to work that company.
 
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I have a knowledge about automation.
 
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I'm confident about the work and will give my hundred percent in this position.
 
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If you give me chance you schould feel it.
 
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I believe that I am the best candidate for this position because of my extensive customer service and management experience and my ability to adapt to any situation. I have a passion for success and goal oriented demeanor that would push me to accomplish my set tasks. Also, with my personable character I can work well and communicate with others to contribute to team efforts. In all that I do I would strive to advance the company, and I feel that my previous work experience proves that.
 
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My skills and dedication will prove to be a valuable asset to your company.
 
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Industry experience Experience in performing certain tasks or duties Technical skills Soft skills Key accomplishments Awards/accolades Education/training.
 
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I can't say this ans that's up to your design.
 
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My carefully work and very good behaviour.
 

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#22 of 27

Being strong in Math is an important skill as an Electrical Technician. Tell me about a time that you used complex math to analyze and/or create schematics.

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#23 of 27

Tell me about a time when you felt overwhelmed by a project or a deadline. How did you deal with it and what did you learn?

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I composed myself and relaxed a bit then moved on.
 
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Its make sense that I take responsibility to finished my task and make the time frame its finished it this to this make it possible but in case I failed it may be more time request or situation depends and this will manageable thing.
 
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It happens with electronics circuit many times but patience is very important and not get frustrated by it.
 
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I told my self that I have to finish this task no matter the hard ship is.
 
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As a field service technician, speed is always a key factor when it comes to the customer. If I ever felt overwhelmed I would look to my more experienced technicians for guidance and commit what I have learned from them to memory as well as educate myself about the problem.
 
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I gonna asked for supervisor or team lead.
 
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I will co ordinate with my seniors and I will find my mistakes that I will not repeate them again.
 
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Immediatly report to the top management and all related departments, also the whole company will react accordingly to minimize the lost.
 

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#24 of 27

If you needed something immediately and your supervisor was unavailable, what would you do?

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Request in the next level.
 
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I make request about to get something and send to our in charge for this cert en thing then follow their response.
 
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Directly ask my manager if I cant take myself.
 
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I am discuss about our project.
 
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I would try to solve the problem by trouble shooting the circuit and by using some tools like manuals circuit design.
 
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I call him and let him know of my intention then I will take ownership and try to get that something.
 
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I would try to solve the problem myself or look for guidance elsewhere. But also keep the supervisor informed of the situation.
 
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We are not lack of resources, I will look for temporary solution to avoid downtime, and then look for the deputy personal to seek for resource.
 

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#25 of 27

What have you done in the last year to improve your knowledge as an Electrical Technician?

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I have installed the softwares for the plc to learn.
 
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I have read the Basics of electronics by Malvino and I have attended discussions related to electronics assembly.
 
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No formal school has been taken, but I constantly look for better ways of performing my current tasks.
 
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Learning opportunities are all around us, just the matter of the person willing to learn or not. I am the person that always have the mind set of learning all the time.
 

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#26 of 27

How comfortable are you with reading complicated electrical blueprints?

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#27 of 27

Tell me about a time that you located a problem in a complicated electrical grid and solved the issue.
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