Top 27 Electrician Interview Questions

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1. What is your education?
Best Answer
Associates degree from New Castle School of Trade.
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vocational
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National vocational Diploma level4 electrical general and Grade 12
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2. Why did you want to be an electrician?
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I have always been interest in electrical work, finding out how things work and the work is so vaired
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I enjoy the challenges an electrician faces everyday. I also understand how important the job is, for residential jobs to commercial jobs.
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Its a profesion that i enjoy and make a good living out of it,easier to make a living even if you can not get a formal employment.
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i want to be an electrician since im a kid.
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Because i know alot about electricity.
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3. Have you ever rewired a finished house?
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Yes, the challenge was to not damage any exposed surfaces. The results was close to perfect. We discovered that planning the work and executing the plan assisted in this successful install.
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Yes I have. It was a tedious process, but not as painful as I thought before I took on the job.
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No, I have only wired new construction homes.
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Why not I know all type job in electric line. I could better.
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Yes I have experience renovation of wiring.
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4. Why do you want to work for our team?
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I know your electric company has very good business and a strong reputation in the community. I know if I were hired by you guys, work will more than likely be there. I also feel, my work ethic and desire for perfection in the workplace meets your companies goals quite well.
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Strong teams are hard to find. I believe I would be a good addition to your team.
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In our team I should be lead to my team members.
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Satisfaction and maximum efficient of work.
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I excited about the field work and the experience I would be getting in working in a trade like this.
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5. How well do you pay attention to details?
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In these field paying attention is crucial,you can destroy or cause fatality if not paying attention.Listen and follow instruction always.
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Always, I found dealing with electricity you must be careful so your full attention is needed.
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Very well, paying attention to the details is key for doing the job right the first time.
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Very well, paying attention to the details is a key for doing the job right the first time.
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Very attentive, double checking or even triple checking your work is always a great idea.
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6. Do you take criticism well?
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Yes, to succeed you must learn from failures. It is the first step for my success.
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I see criticism as an opportunity to succeed in something I may need help with.
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Looking for answers.
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Yes we learn from our faults i might be upset but its a lesson learn from critics you improve and become better next time.
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Yes, my experience as an electrical apprentice taught me how to handle criticism very well.
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7. What overall experience do you have in construction?
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I have worked in construction since I was eighteen. I began my electrician education when I was twenty years old. After my first two years in construction, I helped an electrician on a few projects and knew I wanted to do this as a career.
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Ive done a few temp jobs ive worked in the field putting up dry wall and laying down tiles.
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I join my iti trenning. After my highschool. After I join a cantruction company. And I am continently in this lune since 8 years.
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Go through plans till practically completing the construction.
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Exciting life travelling tonew places working with and meeting new people of different cultures.
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8. Where do you see yourself in the next three years?
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I see myself being successful at your company at a higher position.
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As a leader in the industry at the level my abilities permit.
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I hope to see myself further my knowledge in the electrical field. I would like to work on bigger electrical projects. In the future from that, I would like to be the project manager.
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Being notice at my work place as a reliable person and a master in all that I do.
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If hired by your Electrically company, definitely working here. This has been a dream opportunity to receive this interview. I will be grateful and always appreciate the job if offered.
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9. 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?
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I had to assist in changing the wires in the weather head down to the meter. I found this situation a little difficult, after completing the task, I had the confidence to do this on my own in the future.
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Change, I realized that change is usually a path for new success.
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Bending conduit, I took my work home and practiced.
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Theoretically learnt something practically can not be apply. Learn by experience.
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Thus understanding the laws.
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10. Do you have any family members in this field?
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My youngest son of 28 years is the closest one I have in the trade. He is an 8 year fire alarm tech and very successful.
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I do not have any family members certified as an Electrician. However, I do have some family members that have a strong understanding for wiring a house properly.
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No
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Yes my father and uncles.
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11. What is the largest electrical project you have completed?
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I managed a 12 million dollar mall. We installed the electrical for the site, all shells and a dozen build outs for a ground up mall. At one time we had 95 employees on site and completed the task under budget and within the schedule given. This included approximately 40 change orders generated by the owner and architect of record.
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Upgrading of the minning plant and rewiring of the motor control centre on a marine mining vessel.
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I have experience of stabilize new sub stations for ABB in Qatar.
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Substation puting 400kva transformer and installing.
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12. What was your most difficult job before?
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Fire alarm at pch.
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Not yet met such difficult in field.
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Thus was installation of dtanding panel boards.
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Installing bell annuncetor.
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13. If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
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I would accept the challenge and complete the task.
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Will ask questions why,and propose why can't we do it the otherway that I know or use to do it.
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I will try to manage go through instructions and get experienced persons Ideas.
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I will take my time to do it or ask you of the correct procedure to do it.
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14. Are you okay working with other people?
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Yes a person need an extra hand and sometime learn from others.
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Yes you learn from others and a person need an extra hand sometimes.
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I have experience work with multi nationalities, Only important for me responsibility other than work group.
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15. What was the largest electrical project you worked on?
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Wiring an office.
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12 floor for electrical system install and wiring..
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The wiring of various electrical control valve to the various control panels and interfacing them to PLC
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New installation of power plant in Saudi Arabia for ARAMCO
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Installation of 100 of 200MW ups.
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16. How hard of a worker are you?
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I like to be the best I can possibly be. Working hard and smart is something I do well.
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I am always thinking only in my job finishing or end with project.
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Minimum period of time maximum outcome with safety on standerd.
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Defend on situation maximum efficient work.
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I do not like to be interupted when working.
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17. What do you dislike the most about being an electrician?
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When you take longer to locate a fault and everybody is loooking or waiting for you.electrical fault can stop or hault production,the pressure is not good.
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Nothing special. Every difficulties and dislikes brings me good experience.
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Still some companies using old technology . Is that is not safe and not good quality.
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18. Have you ever torn apart a computer or device to see how it works?
Best Answer
I believe I am a hardworker dependable a fast learner and I want a challenging career that will eventually lead to me expanding in your company.
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Yes I have, it was a sound amplifier at home,I found it complecated at first yet it was so fascinating when I managed to see what was taking place inside there.
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Yes I have good experience in computer hardware engineering also I have followed complete course for it.
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19. Have you ever messed up a three way switch, didn't test it, and realized after the drywall was finished?
Best Answer
No I was taught early on to ring out all circuits that will become inaccessible. You must always check your work.
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No, but I have ran into difficulty with an old wiring of a three way switch. I still have yet to discover the problem. At some point three way switches were made differently, and I have yet to figure out an answer for how to use the existing wire for a new three way switch.
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20. What mistake have you made, where in the end you found you learned the most from it?
Best Answer
I made a few mistakes before where I tighten a roman connector too tight and it actually pinched the wires. That is something you need to experience first hand and you will always remember from there on out to never tighten any type of connectors too tight as they may pinch the wires.
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The terminals on devices, for example load in load out.
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I used to not like working with difficult people, now I like the challenge to help pull them out of their frustration. I found that people that are difficult are that way temporarily due to something in their past. I have not seen anyone that did not eventually change their ways.
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Every mistakes that I met not met second time. Gained those to experience.
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21. What do you find most challenging about being an Electrician?
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The work load can be challenging sometime and mostly technology keep on changing,new equipment coming up now and then a person need to keep learning new stuff.
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Trouble shooting Motivation Hardworking Good team player.
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The different environments and job sites. They always provide new challenges and experiences.
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Observation, research and resolve fault very interest.
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22. Have you ever fished wire?
Best Answer
no
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Yes I have several time trashing the control wires.
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23. How many years experience do you have as an electrician?
Best Answer
7 years.
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I presently have 28 years and counting. This profession offers change and challenges every day.
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8yeara experience india.
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9 Years in various enviroments.
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24. Have you ever done something not to code? What was it and why?
Best Answer
If you ever installed something that required a permit but did not submit for a permit you have just broken a code requirement.
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25. Have you worked on commercial buildings before?
Best Answer
Yes, I worked for a few years with a company that wired commercial spaces before.
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Yes I am primarily a commercial industrial electrician.
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26. What other careers have you considered outside of being an Electrician?
Best Answer
Pay attention for relative other subjects and gain the knowledge than electrical and apply those knowledge where necessary.
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27. 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?
Best Answer
It would depend on the equipment being installed. Code allows the installation of a GFI receptacle or a 2 wire receptacle to be installed as a replacement.
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