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Top 10 Auxiliary Equipment Operator Interview Questions

Question 1 of 10
Why do you want a career as an auxiliary equipment operator?
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Question 2 of 10
As an Auxiliary Equipment Operator, what do you believe is your best asset?
Question 3 of 10
What kind of supervisor gets the best work performance from you?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am willing to cooperate with them.
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One who recognizes my ability to work with little or no supervision. A supervisor who I have earned trust with.
Question 4 of 10
Tell me about a time when you influenced the outcome of a project by taking a leadership role.
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The willingness to go through.
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I came on shift and the operator I relieved had been working at the plant longer than I have. He told me that the low pressure line on one of the units needed to be worked on. He had spent hours trying to isolate the line and closed every valve he could think of, but the line was still leaking water. He thought maybe one of the valves was leaking through. So while other operators were getting ready to go to their areas I asked two of the people who had trained me if they could help me as soon as they knew everything was in order in their areas. The supervisor also express that the problem needed to be found ASAP. I went to my area and begun tracing lines. Checked every valve for about 15 min. The other operators showed up and I told them everything I had check. I asked one to start at the pump house and work his way up tracing the low pressure line. I asked the other operator to start at the boiler. I then called maintenance and asked for one of them to show up maybe he knew where the valve was that we were all over looking. Talking to each other 30 minutes later we found the problem. It was a valve hidden deep in the pipe rack.

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Question 5 of 10
Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
User-Submitted Answers
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I am willing to accept thier comments for me to improve myself.
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When I worked at PESCO I was told to connect a pressure relief valve to a piece of equipment by my supervisor. I was told the valve was on a table. On this equipment the valve that was on the blue print was not to be used. So when I connected all the pipes I went to the diagram found the valve that was used and installed it. About an hour later I was asked why the valve was still on the table. I admitted I made the mistake and went with the valve on the blue print. Ten minutes later the proper valve installation was completed.
Question 6 of 10
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
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I have work in paper mills and have had to deal with numerous personalities over the years.
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I am willing to undergo any necessary training for me to improve myself.
3.
It all started when I was thrown into a different mix of people in the military. We dealt with so many of each other's emotions and situations. Then I got a job as a correctional officer where I know I polished my interpersonal communication skills. After that I was a manager and had to deal with many customers and an account manager for Wackenhut. Then I went to college where I immediately made friends. I then used my skills as a supervisor of an 8 man crew while I worked with NAPI. Then I got the job with PNM where I was greeted daily by all departments. In all the places I have lived I always had friends some of whom I still keep in touch with.
Question 7 of 10
What motivates you to succeed?
User-Submitted Answers
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My self respect and values are what motivates me to succeed.
Question 8 of 10
What do you like about your present job?
Question 9 of 10
Why should we hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
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What I lack in experience I will make up for in motivation and drive to learn to be the best operator I can be.
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I have the capacity and I have the skills and I am willing to undergo any training of your company.
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Because I love being a plant operator. I will be dependable, loyal, trustworthy, enthusiastic, and a great addition to the team. I always strive to put forth the best results I can. I also have experience and knowledge which I am willing to share with anyone who is interested. I will also be humble and understand that I don't know everything, I will absorb anything taught to me with respect and courtesy.
Question 10 of 10
What are you doing to keep current in technology?
User-Submitted Answers
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I work with computers everyday and have up to date features on my phone.
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I will keep in touch to it.
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I help anyone with technology where I can. Sometime I wouldn't know the answer so I would find the correct one, learning something I didn't know while helping others.

About Auxiliary Equipment Operator

August 17th, 2017

Auxiliary equipment operators are responsible for operating and maintaining a wide range of auxiliary equipment. The exact auxiliary equipment that they tend to will depend on the industry they are working in. These may range from condensers, pumps, chlorinators and compressors to stationary or portable high-pressure boilers. On the job, auxiliary equipment operators put on and switch off switches and valves in the required sequence. They lubricate equipment, tighten pipe joints, help with electrical and mechanical repairs and troubleshoot in case any equipment malfunctions.

Strong mechanical skills along with thorough knowledge of the equipment you are responsible for are crucial requirements of the job. Most employers will provide extensive on the job training to help you get a better understanding of their operations. Auxiliary equipment operators who have the necessary knowledge and skills are in great demand in their respective industries. The best way for you to gain some on the job experience and better your job prospects is by doing an apprenticeship under the guidance of an experienced auxiliary equipment operator.

Prospective employers will want to know details of your work experience. Have you worked with the specific equipment that is used in their industry? How long was your experience or apprenticeship and what did you learn during that period? Can you work on your own if necessary? What about your mechanical skills. To get to know more about commonly asked questions at auxiliary equipment operator interviews, make sure you read through mock interview questions.

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