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Top 30 Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
At Air Products & Chemicals we put safety first when it comes to our employees and the handling of our products. How important is safety to you?
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Question 2 of 30
In the chemical industry there is always potential for dangerous spills and exposure to toxic chemicals. Are you willing to work in an industry that poses this type of risk?
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"I have experienced a couple of different scenarios surrounding chemical spills. When situations like this occur I am sure to rely on my training when it comes to chemical related emergencies. I feel well equipped to handle a situation like this in a professional manner."
"I am well trained for these scenarios and fully understand the risks that come with working for Air Products & Chemicals Inc., and the chemicals industry in general."
The interviewer would like to know that you have the ability to handle an emergency situation in a professional manner. Have you ever encountered a chemical spill or other emergency situation in the workplace? Talk to the interviewer about how you reacted. if you have not experienced this then discuss how you feel you would react in this type of situation.
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Question 3 of 30
In your chemicals career have you ever experienced a chemical related emergency such as a spill or injured co-worker due to exposure?
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"I have a very clean safety record in my work history so I have not experienced a chemical related emergency at this point in my career. I am highly trained in emergency situations, as well as WHMIS and OSHA certified."
"I experienced a chemical spill in one of our warehouse facilities last year. A forklift operator accidentally pierced a container. In my current position we have very strict spill protocols. We followed those protocols and were able to avoid any injury and toxic exposure."
Assure the interviewer that you are well equipped when it comes to handling an emergency situation in the workplace. Do you have any training when it comes to chemical safety, chemical spills, etc?
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Question 4 of 30
At Air Products & Chemicals we take every step possible to be a leader in our industry. In your opinion, who are our competitors and what sets us apart from them?
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"I have researched Air Products & Chemicals Inc. and see that you truly are an industry leader in the chemicals arena. From my research I believe what sets you apart is your incredible customer service and dedication to safety. Also, it appears that your employee benefits package is one of the best in the industry."
"From my research I understand that your biggest competitors are companies X, Y, and Z. Your branding is what sets Air Products & Chemicals Inc. apart from its competitors. A good brand equals trust and with your strong branding comes a great deal of public trust in your product."
It is incredibly important to research the company prior to your interview. You should learn who the company's competitors are. Discuss your findings with the interviewer and be sure to speak highly of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. while answering this question.
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Question 5 of 30
Tell me about any safety related training you have received when it comes to the handling of chemicals and other toxic substances.
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"I am certified in chemical safety and currently hold a valid WHMIS certificate as well as a valid OSHA certificate. I am confident in the training I have received and understand the importance of caution and safety while working around chemicals and potentially toxic substances."
"As I am new to this industry, I have not taken any safety related training related to chemicals. If you could suggest some specific training, I would be happy to get a head start while you make your hiring decision."
Give the interviewer a brief overview of your formal and on the job training related to chemical safety and proper handling. You can be brief when answering this question but be sure to give the interviewer confidence in your abilities.
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Question 6 of 30
Do you have experience when it comes to appropriate shipping and handling of chemicals and other potentially toxic products?
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Question 7 of 30
In your opinion, what do you think has been the biggest change in the chemicals industry in the past 10 years?
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Question 8 of 30
At Air Products & Chemicals we try to hire individuals dedicated to their own professional development. If you could take any related coursework, what would you choose?
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Question 9 of 30
At Air Products & Chemicals we try to hire people who want to stay with us long term. What are your long term career plans and how do we fit into your plans?
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Question 10 of 30
What do you know about the workplace culture here at Air Products & Chemicals?
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Question 11 of 30
If you were hired today, what would you accomplish first?
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Question 12 of 30
What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?
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Question 13 of 30
When have you faced an unexpecting difficulty?
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Question 14 of 30
When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
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Question 15 of 30
At Air Products & Chemicals we ask for active contribution from our employees. Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.
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Question 16 of 30
Budget is important for Air Products & Chemicals. What was the greatest cost-cutting measurement you accomplished at your previous employer?
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Question 17 of 30
Why is this job with Air Products & Chemicals right for you at this time in your career?
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Question 18 of 30
We value a harmonious culture within Air Products & Chemicals. How do you handle conflict in the workplace?
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Question 19 of 30
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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Question 20 of 30
What work situations excite and motivate you?
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Question 21 of 30
How do you define success?
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Question 22 of 30
When have you used an inventive method to stretch company resources beyond the normal level?
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Question 23 of 30
Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
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Question 24 of 30
How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?
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Question 25 of 30
We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
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Question 26 of 30
List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.
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Question 27 of 30
What decisions did you routinely make in your last position?
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Question 28 of 30
Air Products & Chemicals has seasons of peak times where the workload is high. How do you handle a larger than average workload?
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Question 29 of 30
What is your current salary?
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Question 30 of 30
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
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About our Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Interview Questions

Our Air Products & Chemicals interview questions and answers are created from the industry we believe they most well-represent. For a full list of industries we base our company interviews off of; click here.

About Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is an international corporation whose principal business is selling gases and chemicals for industrial uses. Air Products' headquarters is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. Air Products is the Lehigh Valley's third largest employer, after Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. Leonard P. Pool founded the company in 1940.

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