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List of Electrician Interview Questions
  1. Why did you want to be an electrician?
  2. Tell me about your education.
  3. How well do you pay attention to details?
  4. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
  5. What overall experience do you have in construction?
  6. Why do you want to work for our team?
  7. If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
  8. What are your weaknesses?
  9. How do you handle criticism?
  10. Have you ever rewired a finished house?
  11. What did you find difficult to do as an electrician when you were an apprentice? How have you learned to do this without feeling challenged by it?
  12. How do you maintain positive relationships with building engineers and architects when working on a project?
  13. Tell me about your customer service skills.
  14. If you were rewiring one outlet in an older home, where all the other outlets had no ground, would you find a way to install a ground into the new outlet or just let it go?
  15. What are your strengths?
  16. Have you trained others on your team before?
  17. Have you ever torn apart a computer or device to see how it works?
  18. What steps do you take when troubleshooting?
  19. What type of work environment do you find most challenging?
  20. Have you ever messed up a three way switch, didn't test it, and realized after the drywall was finished?
  21. What is the largest electrical project you have completed?
  22. Tell me about a time when you made a mistake.
  23. Have you ever fished wire?
  24. Tell me about your experience as an electrician.
  25. Have you ever completed a project that did not meet state or building regulations?
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Electrician Information
August 26th, 2017

Electricians specialize in performing the full suite of electrical-related tasks from installing and testing to maintaining and repairing electrical fixtures, wiring, and equipment. During their work day, they may install or inspect electrical systems and equipment, connect wiring to transformers and circuit breakers, identify the cause of breakdowns or diagnose and repair faulty systems.
In addition to having thorough knowledge of electricity, electrical systems, and individual electrical components, electricians must also have knowledge of building and road construction materials as well as knowledge of how to use different types of tools and equipment that is used on the job. Above all, they must have thorough knowledge of public safety protocol, which includes safety measures, policies, and equipment that may be required to safeguard people, property, and data during any electrical mishap.
At the interview, your interviewer will listen to your answers carefully to gauge whether or not you have the necessary knowledge and experience to carry out all electrical tasks safely and efficiently. Your answers must demonstrate that you have what it takes to become an asset to the company. At Mock Questions, you will find a list of questions that are commonly asked at electrician interviews. Rehearsing your answers to these questions will help you be more confident when answering any question the interviewer asks you at your interview.
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