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Top 25 Electrical Technician Interview Questions
Question 1 of 27
What type of safety gear are you familiar with?
"I currently wear a variety of safety gear including steel toed workboots, a hard hat, protective glasses and fire resistant coveralls. Are there any other forms of PPE that I should be familiar with?"
Briefly give a list to the hiring manager of the safety gear you currently work in, and what you are most familiar with.
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List of Electrical Technician Interview Questions
  1. What type of safety gear are you familiar with?
  2. Why are you leaving your current job?
  3. Are you confident in your ability to interpret any electrical diagram and repair most equipment in safe manner?
  4. What are your qualifications for this job?
  5. Tell me about your on-the-job training.
  6. What attracted you to our job posting?
  7. What can you do for us that other candidates cannot?
  8. Why are you interested in working for us?
  9. Tell me about a time that you located a problem in a complicated electrical grid and solved the issue.
  10. Do you have experience in manufacturing?
  11. What was the most difficult repair job you have done?
  12. Do you have experience developing programs for maintaining new equipment?
  13. How comfortable are you with reading complicated electrical blueprints?
  14. What are your career goals?
  15. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
  16. Why do you want to be an electrical technician?
  17. Do you have leadership experience?
  18. How do you handle stressful situations?
  19. What post-secondary education do you have? What would you change about your academic experience and what was the biggest positive for you?
  20. What is your ideal company culture?
  21. What makes you a stand-out candidate?
  22. Tell me about your favorite engineering class. Why was is your favorite?
  23. What equipment are you most comfortable working on?
  24. What have you done in the last year to improve your knowledge as an Electrical Technician?
  25. If you needed something immediately and your supervisor was unavailable, what would you do?
  26. 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?
  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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Electrical Technician Information
November 26th, 2014

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 User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 27
What type of safety gear are you familiar with?
"I currently wear a variety of safety gear including steel toed workboots, a hard hat, protective glasses and fire resistant coveralls. Are there any other forms of PPE that I should be familiar with?"
Briefly give a list to the hiring manager of the safety gear you currently work in, and what you are most familiar with.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Ppe, s like gloves masks safety shoe helmet and multi meter.
2.
To protect ourselves and to prevent accidents.
3.
Diesel ganaretar explain.
4.
1-personal safety due to short circuit protection 2-equipment must be insulated proper with system and proper grounded and no other part damage or broken must be check before used it and also job situation got tools.
5.
Safty shoes, safty belt, tester, pilyer,
Question 2 of 27
Why are you leaving your current job?
"I am looking for a new position as the volume in my current role has decreased significantly and I am facing a potential layoff."
When discussing your current job be sure to stay in a positive mindset and keep the conversation light. There are many legitimate reasons for leaving a job. Be sure to be clear about your reasoning, and be honest.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
For better prospects and stability.
2.
Because the system over there is so rigid and not allowing for innovation,
3.
It no longer fullfill my career satisfaction.
4.
I am not on any job right now before I was working in my country I was coming here in UAE so I left that job.
5.
I left that for no proper timeing of salary.
Question 3 of 27
Are you confident in your ability to interpret any electrical diagram and repair most equipment in safe manner?
"I am very confident in my ability to interpret electrical diagrams. This is one of my stronger suits in my current role and I have a lot of experience doing so. When it comes to repairing equipment, I always think of safety first. I have taken additional safety courses as well."
Assure the hiring manager that you are confident in your ability to interpret electrical diagrams and repairing equipment safely. Keep your response brief and remain confident in your reply.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes I am confident, because it what I do everyday and also what am great at.
2.
Electrical diagram I can do but I am little bit knowledge of repair the equipment.
3.
Yes I have a confident and I can solve every issues.
4.
My qualifaction proves it.
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Yes, I watch the drawing I carefully checking the function of circuit equipment of the field.
Question 4 of 27
What are your qualifications for this job?
"My qualifications for this job include my formal education as an electrical engineer. I also have been highly trained in schematics and blueprints which you have listed as a primary task in your job posting."
Wanting the position and being legitimately qualified for the for position are two different things. Tell the hiring manager why you think you are qualified to be an electrical technician with them.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have all academic qualification that are needed for this post.
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My qualification of this job is 3 YEARS DAE IN ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
3.
I have worked in similar positions the last view years so I bring more experience than the other candidates.
4.
Who is diacovered electricity in the world.
5.
My qualifications fa and one year diploma electrical.
Question 5 of 27
Tell me about your on-the-job training.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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DAE in Electrical and having 8 years experience with 30 safety training.
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I served in the armed forces where I was trained in basic electronics.
3.
30 yrs on the job . NJ Master electrician for 7 yrs .
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Airside Safety Awareness Fire Warden Course Aviation Security Awareness Course Safe Chemical Handling Course.
5.
AS Engineering Science AAS Electrical Engineering Tech.
Question 6 of 27
What attracted you to our job posting?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
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.
2.
U need a good worker.. Who can do good things for your company.
3.
Because the company growth is good with quality.
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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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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.
Question 7 of 27
What can you do for us that other candidates cannot?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have a unique set of qualifications which I think would make me a good candidate for this job.
2.
I can be flexible in working at any time.
3.
I am a self motivated individual that requires very little supervision, but at the same time I work well with others. Also I am very flexible always willing to go the extra mile in order to complete the task at hand.
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Utilize my international experience from a similar lab.
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Have practical experience.
Question 8 of 27
Why are you interested in working for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Am interested because I have to get satisfied in my role of job.
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I believe it will allow to me to grow in my chosen career.
3.
School study's time also I am working same field.
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Because it is the part of engineering and engineering is my passion.
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Due to experience and confident I love this field ani interested in and I study in power generation.
Question 9 of 27
Tell me about a time that you located a problem in a complicated electrical grid and solved the issue.
Question 10 of 27
Do you have experience in manufacturing?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes. I have worked in the Manufactring companys like ATM solutions ans Diebold.
2.
My exposure to the manufacturing side of the business has been very little.
3.
No I have no experience in manufacturing.
4.
No I have no experience but I know how can manufacture.
5.
Yah I m working in electrical department till 4 years.
Question 11 of 27
What was the most difficult repair job you have done?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
The most difficult repair jobs for me always involve intermittent problems, because they are the most diagnose properly.
2.
Baggage Tractors Ground Power Units • Belt Loaders Passenger Steps Pushback Tractors Lower Deck Loaders Main Deck Loaders • Ambulift Units Baggage Carts Aircraft Deicers Aircraft Air Condition Units Air Start Unit Forklifts, Water Truck, Transporter (Cobus), Mini Bus, All Pick Up & Cars, Catering Truck, , Malaghan container Transporter, Transporter Vehicle.
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Motor winding breckdown plant.
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Repairing system of the saw beam cutting cnc machine.
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Yes I have the most difficult repair job I have done.
Question 12 of 27
Do you have experience developing programs for maintaining new equipment?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes. I have a training for PLC and VSD trobleshooting.
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I have not had the opportunity to develop programs for new equipment.
3.
Yes, we monitoring equipments and rated output taken and decreased the load.
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Yes I have some experience developing programs for maintaing new equipment.
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I have no experience but I hope I will done.
Question 13 of 27
How comfortable are you with reading complicated electrical blueprints?
Question 14 of 27
What are your career goals?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have to learn Many new technologies. And I always like to be favour for the conpany.
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To be able to move up the ladder within the same company for the long term.
3.
Learn and earn good knowledge and money.
4.
I will become a maintenance specialist.
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My goal This company good electrical engineering make.
Question 15 of 27
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I see myself working the long term due to the amount of advancement opportunities.
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As long as I get job satisfaction.
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When I feel I done my job beter that time.
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As long as your company can continue fullfill my career satisfaction.
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I will never thing to any where because in my eyes it is the best part of world to work and best organization to work.
Question 16 of 27
Why do you want to be an electrical technician?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I am passion in electricity and that triggered me to go and find out about this and chose it as my career.
2.
Working with electronics has always been a passion of mine.
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Troubleshooting skills, and basic knowledge.
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Because I like this work.
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Its my subjest cource and my interusted job.
Question 17 of 27
Do you have leadership experience?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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 team leader in my old company.
3.
Yes, I have to leadership a teams of 10 each, to handle the world most challenging maintenance task.
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Yes. I have experience that I can handle one shift with 6 team members in maintenance.
Question 18 of 27
How do you handle stressful situations?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I normally sign or take a break.
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With a piece mind I will take a decision.
3.
Understand the complexities involved.
4.
I tend to handle stressful situations with tact in order to not embarrass my self or the company.
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I would priorities what needs to be done and get started on the top items.
Question 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?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
3.
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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I will change to my academic experience to work this company.
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I would like to study more upto doctorate. Atleast to be a engineer.
Question 20 of 27
What is your ideal company culture?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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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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.
Question 21 of 27
What makes you a stand-out candidate?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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 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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My carefully work and very good behaviour.
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If you give me chance you schould feel it.
Question 22 of 27
Tell me about your favorite engineering class. Why was is your favorite?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
3.
Electrical engineering Interested subject.
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All kinds of engineering, I'm hungry to learn.
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Electrical industrial management and Electrical machine was my main subjects.
Question 23 of 27
What equipment are you most comfortable working on?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
3.
Motors and burners. Plc panels.
4.
None, we are facing new problems day by day, and we learn new things everydays.
5.
I used comfortable avo meter on working.
Question 24 of 27
What have you done in the last year to improve your knowledge as an Electrical Technician?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
3.
I have read the Basics of electronics by Malvino and I have attended discussions related to electronics assembly.
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I have installed the softwares for the plc to learn.
Question 25 of 27
If you needed something immediately and your supervisor was unavailable, what would you do?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
2.
I would try to solve the problem myself or look for guidance elsewhere. But also keep the supervisor informed of the situation.
3.
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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I make request about to get something and send to our in charge for this cert en thing then follow their response.
5.
I am discuss about our project.
Question 26 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?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I told my self that I have to finish this task no matter the hard ship is.
2.
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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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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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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I will co ordinate with my seniors and I will find my mistakes that I will not repeate them again.
Question 27 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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