An auto mechanic (or car mechanic in British English and motor mechanic in Australian English) is a mechanic who specializes in automobile maintenance, repair, and sometimes modification. An auto mechanic may be knowledgeable in working on all parts of a variety of car makes or may specialize either in a specific area or in a specific make of car. In repairing cars, their main role is to diagnose the problem accurately and quickly. They often have to quote prices for their customers before commencing work or after partial disassembly for ins...
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1. How high of expectations do you put on your work?
10 out of 10.
I put a very high expectation on the work that I do.
Extremely high. I expect my work to be as good as the original manufacturer or better.
I try to do my best with every job I do.
2. What strong points do you have in mechanics?
I am willing to learn more and i do the job to the best of my ability.
I am very dedicated to my work and loyal to my company.
I like to learn new things all the time.
I have customer service skills as well as a vast amount of patience. Computer skills are always a plus and being bi-lingual is a bonus.
3. Why do you want to work for our garage?
To learn more in this enviroment.
Yes i do. It will be my pleasure to work for your garage.
i like to be the best mechanic
would like to work as part of a team
I have wrenchs.
4. What do you dislike to do the most?
Leaving my work unfinished.
Leaving work unfinished, therefore that will create a mess in the workplace.
Explaining the customer bad news.
Getting to the bolt that is not reachable with hands.
To leave a job unfinished.
5. Do you have the ability to see a finished product, before its done?
Yes when I do work on my cars I make sure it look and runs properly.
Yes I do, its a lot easier for me if I use a reference, and then I put it all together.
I am the type of person who like to visualize before product is done, so I believe I do have that kind of ability.
I find that I can visualize the potential of projects better than others.
I am always working to fix car problems and see the the result after I fix the problem .
6. How many times have you torn a part an engine, to fix it or just to see the parts inside?
I have torn apart and repaired many of broken engines.
Plenty of times. Mostly because it had problems that needed to be resolved.
More then ten times.
I have never done that before.
7. Which metal is used for crankshaft main bearing journal?
Steel by forging or casting.
8. How many years experience do you have working with cars?
I recently just graduated out of a auto mechanic school.
About 3 years!
I grew up around then and it has been a hobby of mine ever since.
9. Why did you want to become a mechanic?
When i was a chil i always interested in machinary because my father was a mechanic.I entered to State Oil Academy in Mechanical Engineering faculty.and after graduating the university i got my master's degree.That's why i want to be mechanic because this is my speciality,and i think i was born for this
Enjoy fixing something that is broken.
Because i like cars.
I was always interested in cars;not only driving but also know how a car runs and repair them.
10. How well do you pay attention to details?
Not so much.
I pay attention to details very well.
I pay attention to details very well.
11. Do you have any experience fixing dents?
Yes i do i have some experience with dent repair.
No but I whilling to learn and get more experiance.
Yes I used a heat gun and pushed the dent out.
12. Sometimes we will be backed up and need someone to stay later, how often do you believe you would be okay staying past 5?
i am willing and ready to be prepared should this occasion happens.
I will accept that this is my respnsebillity to get the job done.
Few days a week and when ever i am not exhausted.
Any time i am asked to do.
Any day that i am requested to do so!
13. Lets say you put a muffler on wrong, you could let it go but you know in a day, or a week, it will start making loud noises, what do you do?
I will coves and correct my mistake.
If anyone in the shop is injured, what is the first thing that person must do?
put it right before it goes out
14. Do you take criticism well?
depends if it's constructive then that no problem
Yes im very open to criticism help me to learn
I take criticism verry well.
If its contructive i will try to take on what i should be doing. if not i wont retaliate.
15. How long do you plan on being a mechanic?
till i can't do it anymore
Ever since my first hands-on experience in a local mechanic shop. The experience gave me useful insights into the working of this industry and rekindled the passion to work with cars.
My entire career.
As long as my body can handle the work.
16. What kinds of challenges did you face on your last job? Give an example of how you handled them.
Working as a team, getting a job done to a deadline. good communication skills.
The oil filter on my car was a bit too tight to remove by hand. An oil filter wrench was simply too big to fit around the filter itself. I took a punch and put it through the old filter to act as a handle. The filter was removed with no issues at all.
Oil pump to alignment with distribuitor timing.
Doing alot of heavy lifting.
Worked outside in extreme temperatures and extreme weather had to adapt and find the clothing that suited the circumstance.
17. If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
I will do as i have been told but would ask fore an explanation.
I would go out my way to learn step by step how to complete in a different way by myself with my own skills and techniques.
Do what you asked.
Your the boss.
Do it and also explain what other way i can have it done to achieve the sme goals.
18. Are you okay working with other people?
I have no problem working with people or taking on responsiblities by my self.
yes ofcourse,I like to creat good communications with other people at work because if you want to work safely you'll need a perfect team work there.
It depends on the conditions.
Yes I like working with other people, its actually one of my strong suits.
Yes. I enjoy working with people and helping them with their cars.
19. How did you obtain your general knowledge of mechanics?
Attending college and experince.
I learned my knowledge from first hand experience, classes, and books.
do mechanics get overtime?
I did my attend Diesel Mechanic at Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology.
Playing need for speed.
20. Could you work with little or no supervision?
Yes i can work with no supervision.
I prefer to do my work with little supervision.
Yes I do everyday.
No, I need you to hold my hand all the time and shake me off after I pee.
I have experience of doing so.
21. Who did you work for in the past?
I can until I work for my family.
I work for Rossing Uranuim limited.
22. Have you ever changed a tire rod?
yes I change many times
Yes. several times as a part of routine car inspection.
Yes i have.
Do you mean tie rod? if so then yes. but if you mean tire rod, i pretty sure that is not a part.
23. What was the toughest situation you've had fixing a car?
Changing a gearbox on my own.
Car parts did not fit.
Car parts did not fit.
I was replacing the engine in 1986 corvette which was a cut and dry situation so i thought, after removing the original engine i found that a lot of the bolts were not correct and this made the job difficult due to the fact that each one had to be measured and sized for correct fit this job took up a whole week to finish..
24. Have you ever been late for work?
Yeah,sometimes it happens with me.but i always try not to be late for work and i'm trying to be in time.Everybody could make a mistake in this life ,it's understandable
What are your weaknesses?
25. What was the toughest job you've done in the past?
When i was a mechanic in the refinery plant i repared the piston pums there.the toughest job was removing piston and piston rod from the liner
Converting a 99 Honda Civic from automatic transmission to manual transmission. Gearbox and engine wiring loom had to be changed, also hole in floor had to be modified to accept manual gear lever and surround changed to suit.
Replaced a transmission.
Working under ground.
Server Assistant and Cashier.
A high school diploma or the equivalent is typically the minimum requirement for someone to work as an automotive service technician or mechanic. Because automotive technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated, some employers prefer automotive service technicians and mechanics who have completed a formal training program in a postsecondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once the person is employed.
Some mechanics work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops. Auto Mechanics frequently work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.