Aircraft Mechanic Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Aircraft Mechanic interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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Give an example of a time that your attention to detail helped to avoid a potential mistake on the job.

"As a person that firmly believes that the lives of others are in the hands of my work, I never take shortcuts or move on to the next task until I know that all of my work is completed. A few months ago, my team was working on an engine reinstall on a plane that needed a full replacement. We had a few mechanics working together as a team and the entire install took a pretty good amount of time and teamwork. When completed, I took the time to walk through our final engine installation safety checklist one last time and noticed that one of the critical fuse pins, used to mount the engine, had been installed improperly. I gathered my team back and explained what had happened and the need to immediately fix it. Had I not caught this mistake, I am confident it would have been caught in final overall inspection, but you can never be 100% sure of anything. I'm just glad I did my due diligence that day."

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25 Aircraft Mechanic Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Give an example of a time that your attention to detail helped to avoid a potential mistake on the job.

  • 2. Which facet of the work of an Aircraft Mechanic do you excel at compared to your peers?

  • 3. How do you work effectively under stressful, pressure-packed situations on the job?

  • 4. What are some of the key safety precautions you would take if you were tasked to change a wheel on an airplane?

  • 5. The next Aircraft Mechanic we hire needs to be relied upon to show up to work every day they are scheduled. Tell me about your attendance record in your current job over the past year.

  • 6. How do you work with others that are from different cultural backgrounds than you? How do you seek to understand their perspective?

  • 7. If I were to talk to your previous supervisors and colleagues, how would they describe your work ethic?

  • 8. What personal protective equipment are you used to utilizing in your work and do you have any issues with standard PPE in this line of work?

  • 9. What is the latest news that you've heard about our airline?

  • 10. How would you rate your knowledge of the ATA codes?

  • 11. What would you say you enjoy the most about being an Aircraft Mechanic?

  • 12. Have you ever performed maintenance on an integrated drive generator system on an aircraft?

  • 13. Talk about a time that you had to solve a problem quickly on the job. What steps did you take to ensure a great result?

  • 14. Talk about your educational background and how that has prepared you for success as an Aircraft Mechanic.

  • 15. What drew you to a career in aircraft mechanics?

  • 16. The work of an Aircraft Mechanic has some physically demanding requirements. Are you able to handle the physical requirements of this job?

  • 17. This job as an Aircraft Mechanic will involve some travel. Are you able to travel when required for the job?

  • 18. What is the highest level of mathematics that you have completed and how does that apply to your work as an Aircraft Mechanic?

  • 19. Have you used x-ray or ultrasonic inspection equipment at any point during your career?

  • 20. In this role as an Aircraft Mechanic, the prompt update of maintenance and repair logs is vital. When have you had to make sure your work was accurately documented in the past?

  • 21. How experienced are you in reading technical plans and blueprints?

  • 22. What types of aircrafts do you have direct experience working on as an Aircraft Mechanic?

  • 23. Do you know and understand the color coding of a hydraulic system on an aircraft?

  • 24. What does safety mean to you in your work as an Aircraft Mechanic?

  • 25. As an Aircraft Mechanic, what do you consider to be the most important tool in your bag, on a daily basis?