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Top 30 Aircraft Maintenance Technician Interview Questions
Question 1 of 31
What subject, during your A&P training, was your strongest?
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List of Aircraft Maintenance Technician Interview Questions
  1. What subject, during your A&P training, was your strongest?
  2. Are you comfortable with heights?
  3. What is your biggest priority each day?
  4. Why did you choose a career as an A&P Mechanic?
  5. Do you prefer working in a team environment or independently?
  6. What do you excel at as an aircraft maintenance technician?
  7. What attracted you to our company? How active are you in your job search?
  8. What part of the aircraft do you find the most challenging to inspect and work on?
  9. What is the MRO industry?
  10. Do you have your own tools?
  11. If you fail to do your job correctly, what are the consequences? Are you able to work under that kind of pressure?
  12. What do you enjoy most about working on aircraft?
  13. If you come upon a problem you are unsure about, what do you do?
  14. Tell me about your education and training.
  15. How well do you know your ATA codes?
  16. What aircraft inspections do you dislike doing?
  17. What is the latest news you've heard about our airline?
  18. How well do you contribute in a team environment? Give an example.
  19. What is your maintenance specialty? If you do not have one, what area of the aircraft do you enjoy working on the most?
  20. What part of the airline would you enjoy studying and learning how to maintain if you could choose?
  21. How important is clear and detailed documentation to you?
  22. In what situation would you would work on an airplane without proper engineers authorization?
  23. Are you able to work outside in extreme weather conditions, if required?
  24. What protective gear are you accustomed to wearing on the job?
  25. Have you always had a strong mechanical aptitude?
  26. Would you rather work for a commercial or private airline? Explain your answer.
  27. Are you able to work in small spaces without becoming claustrophobic?
  28. How important is safety to you?
  29. What would you do if an aircraft had a hard landing?
  30. Would you ever consider skipping an inspection?
  31. Are you available to work overtime and on weekends?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technician Information
August 17th, 2017

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).
http://bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/aircraft-and-avionics-equipment-mechanics-and
Aircraft Maintenance Technician User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 31
What subject, during your A&P training, was your strongest?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Well from my first experience I worked on a cessna 152 flying machine, from that aircraft the strongest situation I faced on engine idle check.
2.
Gas turbine engines and systems.
3.
My subject is a machnical branch and car is my strong.
4.
Anthing to do with engine repair or maintenance.
5.
Thermodynamic fluid mechanics and material science are my favorite subjects .. And thermodynamics is the strongest.
Question 2 of 31
Are you comfortable with heights?
Question 3 of 31
What is your biggest priority each day?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Development of my skills and knowledge along with organisation.
2.
To learn more and more and do my maintenance job properly.
3.
The biggest priority for this career is to grow with the company, to do well at what I am doing and also to learn more things and be a better person at work and with the society.
4.
Getting licenced, work experience.
5.
To keep the aircraft safe during flight.
Question 4 of 31
Why did you choose a career as an A&P Mechanic?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To help my family in Financial gain.
2.
Because am interested in maintenanc, more over aviation world is the best world and the most dangrous world, it is not boring career as a doctor or any engendering majors .
3.
I take it as challenge to fine defect and solve it.
4.
Aviation Maintenance Engineer is what I wanted to be.
5.
Because it is my dream job.
Question 5 of 31
Do you prefer working in a team environment or independently?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am a very flexible person, that enjoys working as a team or individually in an efficient matter.
2.
Yes I like the challenge of working with other people.
3.
Yes sure working with crow make you learn a lots of things.
4.
Yes, I really do enjoy working with others because I can learn things from others and I also love to share my skills and knowledge with them.
5.
Yes I do, I feel like I thrive in working in a group even with differences.
Question 6 of 31
What do you excel at as an aircraft maintenance technician?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I excel more in planning and executing a job as a team, which is very important in this type of job.
2.
I'm a critical thinker so I have to say troubleshooting.
3.
I always like to keep focus and one step ahead of the situations in order to save time and avoid pressure as much as I can.
4.
To have a overall checkup on aircraft main critical points.
5.
Attention to every little detail.
Question 7 of 31
What attracted you to our company? How active are you in your job search?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I am looking for job in technically and I can work any job because of I am looking in only airlines and aviation.
2.
I am proficient in landing gear replacement and installation also gaining mastery in wirelocking.
3.
Sure I choose the company first later the job.
4.
I choose your company as a priority over others, thankfully you were the first to contact me for a job interview. Why is important, because your company is well know, for the type of quality services given to well known airlines. Reputation and great service is very important and a transparent company.
5.
I choose you guys just because you are my top 5 I want to work with.
Question 8 of 31
What part of the aircraft do you find the most challenging to inspect and work on?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
The aircraft floors; because one has to remove the aircraft seat and floor panels to inspect the interiors of the internal structure of the floors.
2.
To my experience sir/ma'am is most challenging to inspect is the structure of he aircraft because s include dents corrosion inspection.
3.
It should be the engine, because it is the most important part of an aircraft.
4.
I would say the landing gear because of the close tolerances.
5.
Engines because they are the most important parts on the aircraft to take off, and to fly safe, without engines they is no hight attitude.
Question 9 of 31
What is the MRO industry?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Maintenance Repair and Overhaul industry deals with the total restoration of an aircraft to a near manufacture condition.
2.
Maintenance repair and operation.
3.
Is an Organization that provide maintenance in different aspects from an preventive maintenance to the heaviest.
4.
Repair of engines rebuild of engines component.
5.
Maintenance organisation.
Question 10 of 31
Do you have your own tools?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I have my basic set of tools needed to perform a work in aircrafts.
2.
Yes I did, thats one of the most important thing in this field.
3.
Yes I have own basic tools.
4.
I have a few tools that are necessary for the job, I have a ratchet and wrench set that is imperial and metric. All the other tools shouldnt be too much of a problem either.
5.
Well I do not own any aircraft and I cannot take the aircraft at my place too, so I only own tools related to my bike.
Question 11 of 31
If you fail to do your job correctly, what are the consequences? Are you able to work under that kind of pressure?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Yes I have been in this type of situation before. And I know how to work under pressure. And during under pressure I give my best to get the best results.
2.
You could be terminated people could die. Yes I can work under those conditions.
3.
First I am A HUMAN failing in work can be beside any one but not all the time you been failing tacking care of every thing schedule your paper free your mind from disturbance things take a steps before you start you wont fail, sure I can work under pressure.
4.
I have a lot about the huge reputation of your company, and I want to be part of a winning team with a high safety standard.
5.
If I fail I go exactly to the area or point that I failed in order to pay full attention so I won´t fail again. I am able to work with that because I have failed before and I know that fail is not something permanent neither success, so we have to learn every day and be confident that we are good in what we do.
Question 12 of 31
What do you enjoy most about working on aircraft?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Knowing that I am doing my part to keep these incredible machines operating they way they were intended.
2.
Working in haydrulic and engine is the most.
3.
Well, there are a lot of things that I enjoy but feel like a hero everytime you bring the airplane airworthiness.
4.
The troubleshooting teamwork and critical thinking.
5.
The moment when my co-workers struggle to fix anything related to aircraft if I fix that the most enjoyable part.
Question 13 of 31
If you come upon a problem you are unsure about, what do you do?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I will understand the problem first. If it is possible for me to tackle that all alone I will do the needful. If it is not I will take help from the seniors.
2.
Ask for Directions or for more clear Instructions.
3.
Refer manual and ask supervisor or manager.
4.
First, I would take the initiative of researching information on the problem to see if I can find a solution. If that doesn't work or the problem is beyond the scope of my abilities I would ask other mechanics for help, and notify a shift supervisor if need be.
5.
I will ask my problem to my seniors immediately and rectifier that problem.
Question 14 of 31
Tell me about your education and training.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I attended Kansas State University where I received my Bachelor's of Science in Life Sciences in 2014. I then attended Wichita Area Technical College where I obtained my technical certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology in 2016. My current job as as a sheet metal mechanic has taught me a variety of skills and given me a lot of working knowledge of aircraft structure.
2.
Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering. A320 Type training, Quality Audit Training, human Factor SMS etc.
3.
I am an aeronautical engineer and diploma in mechanical engineer also i have worked as apprentice in blue dart aviation for Boeing 737
4.
I studied in mideast aviation academy in Jordan I toke ogt in some companies in jordan for six month divided into three companies jac, seabird, mideast aviation later on in kabo airline I toke 18 month training on 747- 200
5.
I am a HND holder in Aircraft engineering TECHNOLOGY (airframe and power plant option) from the Airforce institute of technology Kaduna, Nigeria.
Question 15 of 31
How well do you know your ATA codes?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Air transport association of America have given some codes. It's not by-heart for me, but I know about it.
2.
I know all the ATA codes.
3.
I dont remember all now, but if you give me chance as far as I m going to work in the field I can automatically learn all.
4.
Not to well but with some practices I can knock them out in a day or 2
5.
Ata 5 periodic check, 27 flight controls,
Question 16 of 31
What aircraft inspections do you dislike doing?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Electrical. It's a bit tedious for my liking.
2.
In electronics section I dislike to work with that because I dont have interest with that.
3.
All aircraft inspections are pertinent. I wouldn't say I dislike any, but I find 200hrs inspection tedious.
4.
I can't say the only experience I ever had was during my time in school and enjoy every practical we did.
5.
Mostly I don't hesitate any inspection but for some difficult once I may need more time or man power support to be done.
Question 17 of 31
What is the latest news you've heard about our airline?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It had started its new destination this month from Pisa - Italy.
2.
This question is irrelevant; Citation does not have an airline.
3.
U brought new equipment that offers your worker to work easy ind reduce repair time.
4.
In dec2015 etihad airlines got first place for service and performance in top 10 airlines in the world.
5.
Oh I read about your new destination to Bangkok and Asara.
Question 18 of 31
How well do you contribute in a team environment? Give an example.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
A team environment is any setting that requires 2 or more people to work together toward the accomplishment of a task. Whatever role you prefer to fill, whether alone or with others, it is likely that you will occasionally encounter situations that call for team work. Building team work skills takes some consideration and effort, but it is possible to learn how to successfully contribute to team tasks as a team member.
2.
Because I´ve been in different position trough my career I could be in most of the position to help my team from a simple runner, to documentation or hands on and the one full of grease.
3.
If I see anyone struggling that require a 2 man power I won't asked I'll just go over and lend a hand.
4.
For an example if I m working with a team and one of our team member is having a lack of knowledge in some particular section we would spend more time on discussing about the issue and educate our selves.
5.
Do you bit assignment, offer to help anyome.
Question 19 of 31
What is your maintenance specialty? If you do not have one, what area of the aircraft do you enjoy working on the most?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Record keeping and studying of the test results of the failure analysis.
2.
Well as per work demands I am interested to work on landing gears.
3.
I like hydraulics and air conditioning systems.
4.
I just enjoy doing maintenance on my own vehicle.
5.
Alternator, instruments and I will enjoy any where.
Question 20 of 31
What part of the airline would you enjoy studying and learning how to maintain if you could choose?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I really admire the maintenance controllers and their capacity to handle the situations and provide tips from their own experience and knowledge.
2.
I really and want to know learn and work on more on a turbine engine.
3.
I would like to learn more about aviation management part.
4.
I would probably say, how to maintain the flight controls, hydraulics and engines.
5.
Off course its engine and want to research for improving its efficiency.
Question 21 of 31
How important is clear and detailed documentation to you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Clear and detailed documentation is the heart of aviation.
Question 22 of 31
In what situation would you would work on an airplane without proper engineers authorization?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Most, only need engineers when we run across a problem we could not solve using the technical reference materials at had.
2.
When there will be a need of emergency that should be taken care of, I wont wait for any authorization.
3.
Outside where there are no proper authorized maintenance personnel and my authorization is equivalent to the work that I will be carrying out. But in that case also I will only work if Quality Manager gives permission.
4.
Non any where need paper to avoid mistakes.
5.
Working with structural works.
Question 23 of 31
Are you able to work outside in extreme weather conditions, if required?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
If I mentally and physically fit then I would obey the request and go due to aircraft safety precaustion.
Question 24 of 31
What protective gear are you accustomed to wearing on the job?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Sorry to say I do not understand your question.
Question 25 of 31
Have you always had a strong mechanical aptitude?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Not really, I always made mistakes from the begning to fix somethings and I m still trying to be a strong mechanic.
Question 26 of 31
Would you rather work for a commercial or private airline? Explain your answer.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
To get basic experience I would like to work for a private airlines because I can create a good team with understanding and who can work independently with the respect of aviation law.
2.
I want to work for a commercial because at there I can learn more things.
Question 27 of 31
Are you able to work in small spaces without becoming claustrophobic?
Question 28 of 31
How important is safety to you?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
It is very important. Not only my safety, but safety of every passenger traveling with our aircraft is very important to me.
2.
Safety is most important in aviation. It should always be top priority for every employees working in aviation industry. All regulatory and company safety policy and procedure must be complied while doing any activities.
3.
Well, extremely important I would like to get retired with good memories and not with tragedies.
4.
In the aviation field safety is more important to employee and aircraft because high efficiency oil and fuel are using.
5.
Its very important for me to safe my self and the aircraft.
Question 29 of 31
What would you do if an aircraft had a hard landing?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I will make sure that every single passenger is safe first. Because safety of our passenger is our utmost priority. Then I will inspect the plane that what was the cause of this hard landing.
2.
It has to be check in landing gear system oil passage hydraulic pumps check well is there any trouble and rectifier it shortly.
3.
First thing I go upstairs in order to talk with the crew to have a real feedback, the talk with my supervisor and go to the maintenace manual and look for hard landing inspections.
4.
Inspect the landing gear attach points to the aircraft structure inspet wing attachment points.
5.
I will spend more time on inspecting the land gears and landing gear mount which is one aircraft structure.
Question 30 of 31
Would you ever consider skipping an inspection?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
No I have never considered. Because I know my responsibility as well as the consequences of the same.
2.
Never. It's a violation and no one should skip an inspection.
3.
I never consider skipping inspection because of lot of problem will create.
4.
No way, I could do it a little faster but I also avoid that, is better lose a few minutes than bewail.
5.
No I won't skip but if I face a circumstance of skipping I will ask my team to work on it.
Question 31 of 31
Are you available to work overtime and on weekends?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
If I am responsible for the job of course I have to finish it up by working over time and weekends.
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