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Electrical Engineer Interview Questions

Ryan Brown
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28 Electrical Engineer
Interview Questions

  1. How well do you manage your time?

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    • "I manage and micro manage my time very well adapting the schedule to the given task."
  2. Problem solving is a critical component for a successful engineer, tell me about the most difficult engineering problem you had to solve?

  3. 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?"
  4. 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"
  5. If not into production, how far did you follow the design and why did not you see it into production?

  6. 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."
  7. What types of CMOS memories have you designed? What were their size? Speed? Configuration Process technology?

  8. Why are you interested in industrial as apposed to residential?

  9. 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."
  10. Why did you want to enter the electrical field?

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    • "To develop solutions that can aid the population by automating processes."
  11. When you designed an IO, what was its speed?

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    • "It depends on the materials used."
  12. Are you familiar with NEC codes?

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    • "Yes as I used to help a qualified electrician as one of my previous jobs."
  13. What types of IO have you designed?

  14. 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."
    • "More or less it is same."
  15. Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.

  16. 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."
  17. What products have you designed which have entered high volume production?

  18. 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."
  19. What types of high speed CMOS circuits have you designed?

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    • "Latching comparator, succesive approximation adc."
  20. What is the voltage drop for 100kw motor if the length of the cable is 200m and what is the cable size?

  21. What is the purpose of calculating knee point voltage for Current transformers?

  22. What configuration did you employ in your IO design?

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    • "I have not designed any ios."
  23. What was your role in the silicon evaluation/product ramp? What tools did you use?

  24. What is the reason of power development in synchronous generator due to saliency?

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

  27. Have you read from front to back, the NEC code book?

  28. Are you willing to travel?