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Top 25 Electrical Engineer Interview Questions

Question 1 of 28
Problem solving is a critical component for a successful engineer, tell me about the most difficult engineering problem you had to solve?
Question 2 of 28
How well do you manage your time?
User-Submitted Answers
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I manage and micro manage my time very well adapting the schedule to the given task.
Question 3 of 28
Why did you want to enter the electrical field?
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To develop solutions that can aid the population by automating processes.
Question 4 of 28
How much voltage is present in neutral resistance? How much voltage is present in earth resistance?
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The voltage is zero for both.
Question 5 of 28
When you designed an IO, what was its speed?
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It depends on the materials used.
Question 6 of 28
Are you familiar with NEC codes?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes as I used to help a qualified electrician as one of my previous jobs.
Question 7 of 28
What is the difference between Earthing and Grounding?
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Earthing means connecting the dead part (it means the part which does not carries current under normal condition) to the earth. For example electrical equipment’s frames, enclosures, supports etc. While grounding means connecting the live part (it means the part which carries current under normal condition) to the earth. For example neutral of power transforme.
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More or less it is same.
Question 8 of 28
What types of IO have you designed?
Question 9 of 28
Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.
Question 10 of 28
What transistor level design tools are you proficient with? What types of designs were they used on?
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I am familiar with BJTs and Mosfets, I used to work on a design of class A, B and AB

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Question 11 of 28
What are your key skills?
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I am eager to learn and develop my skills, I have a tendency to grasp new knowledge and I am hard working.
Question 12 of 28
What products have you designed which have entered high volume production?
Question 13 of 28
For an 100kw generator, only 50kw of load is connected. will the generator generate only 50kw or 100kw?
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Generator gives the power according to load, so the generator generates only 50kw.
Question 14 of 28
What types of high speed CMOS circuits have you designed?
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Latching comparator, succesive approximation adc.
Question 15 of 28
If not into production, how far did you follow the design and why did not you see it into production?
Question 16 of 28
What is the voltage drop for 100kw motor if the length of the cable is 200m and what is the cable size?
Question 17 of 28
What is the purpose of calculating knee point voltage for Current transformers?
Question 18 of 28
What work have you done on full chip Clock and Power distribution? What process technology and budgets were used?
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What work have you done on full chip Clock and Power distribution? What process technology and budgets were used?
Question 19 of 28
What is the different between CGS system and MKS system?
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Cgs stands for centimeter, gram and second . It is not the standard systen while mks stands for meter , kilogram and second . It is the standard system.
Question 20 of 28
What types of CMOS memories have you designed? What were their size? Speed? Configuration Process technology?
Question 21 of 28
What configuration did you employ in your IO design?
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I have not designed any ios.
Question 22 of 28
What was your role in the silicon evaluation/product ramp? What tools did you use?
Question 23 of 28
What is the reason of power development in synchronous generator due to saliency?
Question 24 of 28
Why are you interested in industrial as apposed to residential?
Question 25 of 28
How have you applied European, Canadian, and US safety and EMI regulations in previous work? Tell me about a time when you had to apply EN, CSA, UL codes. Describe the specific codes you had to adhere to.
Question 26 of 28
Describe your experience with using switch mode topologies such as PWM techniques, current sharing, power factor correction, zero volt switching, etc. What techniques did you use most effectively?
Question 27 of 28
Are you willing to travel?
Question 28 of 28
Have you read from front to back, the NEC code book?

About Electrical Engineer

September 8th, 2017

Electrical engineers are responsible for designing, developing and testing electrical systems and their components. As part of their tasks, electrical engineers conduct research programs, study customer requirements and perform quality checks of electrical systems and electrical products.
It requires advanced education to become an electrical engineer. These experts must have thorough knowledge of engineering and technology, computers and electronics, and mathematics. They must also have strong critical thinking, troubleshooting, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
Most employers will require all applicants to have some firsthand work experience. Doing an apprenticeship will help you get the required experience and will also help you understand exactly what this role involves. The interviewer will ask you questions to gauge your knowledge of the job. They will also want to know some more about your short and long term career goals. To see more questions that are typically asked at electrical engineer interviews, go to Mock Questions. Rehearsing your answers to the questions listed there will help you to be better prepared for your upcoming interview.

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