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Aircraft Maintenance Technician Interview Questions

30 Aircraft Maintenance Technician Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
Why did you choose a career as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician?
How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know what brought you to be an aircraft maintenance technician. Talk to the hiring manager about what has influenced you to become an AMT. You can make the answer a touch personal but be sure to keep it concise.

Answer Example
"From a young age, I have always had a strong interest in airplanes. My father was a mechanic and saw the aptitude in me at a young age. The moment I realized that I could mix my love of aircraft and maintenance into one career, that became my goal. I love what I do and have never looked back."
Entry Level Example
"I initially enrolled in vocational school to become a computer scientist. After a couple of semesters, my admissions officer suggested that I specialize in aircraft electrical systems. This career path sounded fascinating to me. I am happy airline maintenance is the direction I chose to take."
Experienced Example
"I chose a career as an aircraft maintenance technician because I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather who was an AMT for the military. He took so much pride in his work, which is why I admired him so much."
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Question 2 of 30
What subject, during your maintenance training, was the strongest?
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The interviewer would like to know what your primary strengths were during your aircraft maintenance training. Your most successful subject will likely still be where your most significant aptitude is. Tie these education-based strengths in with your current strengths on the job.

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"During my AMT training, my strongest subject was mechanical drafting. I have a great knack for drafting and still find it to be my strongest suit on the job."
Entry Level Example
"During my training, my strongest subject was pneumatic systems. I look forward to bringing my skills and knowledge in this area to you."
Experienced Example
"My vocational training was very helpful me and I appreciated every course that I took. Of all the courses, I would say that electrical systems were my strongest area of focus."
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Question 3 of 30
Are you comfortable with heights?
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know that you are comfortable working with heights. As an aircraft maintenance technician, you will be required to work in tight and high spaces quite frequently. Assure the hiring manager that you have no problem managing heights.

Answer Example
"I am very accustomed to heights and have no problem working in high spaces. In my current position, I am working in very high spaces at least 50% of the time."
Entry Level Example
"During my aircraft maintenance technician training, I spent a great deal of hands-on time in tight spaces and high spaces. I did not encounter any issues with either task."
Experienced Example
"In my eight years as an aircraft maintenance technician, I have not once encountered an issue with heights. Rest assured, I can handle this job requirement with ease."
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Question 4 of 30
What do you excel at as an aircraft maintenance technician?
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The interviewer would like to know what you do best on the job. Highlight your best skill(s) to the hiring manager and let them know how you plan to take these skills and use them to benefit their company.

Answer Example
"As an aircraft maintenance technician, I feel that I excel most when it comes to my organization and documentation. I am very strict with myself when it comes to documenting everything that I do. This creates a safer and more productive work environment."
Entry Level Example
"During my training, it was often brought up that my math skills are very sharp. This helps me to make quick calculations which keeps the maintenance schedule speedy and accurate."
Experienced Example
"As an aircraft maintenance technician, I would say I excel in the areas of training junior ATC's as well as delivering immaculate documentation on every file."
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Question 5 of 30
How active are you in your job search?
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Question 6 of 30
Do you have your own tools?
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Question 7 of 30
If you fail to do your job correctly, what are the consequences? Are you able to work under that kind of pressure?
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Question 8 of 30
Tell me about your education and training.
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Question 9 of 30
What do you enjoy most about working on aircraft?
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Question 10 of 30
How well do you know your ATA codes?
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Author of Aircraft Maintenance Technician Answers and Questions

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 03/14/2014
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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Question 11 of 30
What aircraft inspections do you dislike doing?
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Question 12 of 30
What is the latest news you've heard about our airline?
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Question 13 of 30
What is your aircraft maintenance specialty?
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Question 14 of 30
When would you be available to start?
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Question 15 of 30
By this time in your career, you should have advanced further, what has slowed down your career progression?
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Question 16 of 30
How would you describe your work ethic?
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Question 17 of 30
Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?
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Question 18 of 30
When have you worked with a diverse group of people?
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Question 19 of 30
How many days were you absent from work last year?
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Question 20 of 30
When have you shown great integrity at work?
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Question 21 of 30
What is your current salary?
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Question 22 of 30
When have you had to adapt your workload due to increasing demand from your supervisors?
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Question 23 of 30
How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
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Question 24 of 30
Are you able to work outside in extreme weather conditions, if required?
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Question 25 of 30
What protective gear are you accustomed to wearing on the job?
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Question 26 of 30
Have you always had a strong mechanical aptitude?
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Question 27 of 30
Would you rather work for a commercial or private airline? Explain your answer.
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Question 28 of 30
How important is safety to you?
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Question 29 of 30
In what situation would you would work on an airplane without proper engineers authorization?
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Question 30 of 30
Would you ever consider skipping an inspection?
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About Aircraft Maintenance Technician

September 3rd, 2018

Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on airplanes and helicopters. They also inspect airplanes and helicopters as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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