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Top 25 Electrical Technician Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
What type of PPE are you familiar with?
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Question 2 of 25
Why are you leaving your current job?
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The interviewer would like to know your motivation for leaving your current position. When discussing your current job be sure to stay in a positive mindset and keep the conversation light. There are many legitimate reasons for leaving a job. Be sure to be clear about your reasoning, and be honest. Stay away from any negative response! That is a complete interview killer.

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"I am looking for a new position as the volume in my current role has decreased significantly, and I am facing a potential layoff."
Entry Level Example
"I currently work in a practicum placement, as a requirement to complete my degree. This practicum will be coming to an end this month which is why I am now seeking a full time, permanent opportunity."
Experienced Example
"I am looking for a new opportunity as I have reached my peak in my current role. The company I currently work for is smaller and family owned. I am interested in this role because you are an advanced work environment with more opportunities to take on larger projects."
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Question 3 of 25
Are you confident in your ability to interpret any electrical diagram and repair most equipment in safe manner?
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TAssure the hiring manager that you are confident in your ability to interpret electrical diagrams and repairing equipment safely. Keep your response brief and remain confident in your reply.

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"I am very confident in my ability to interpret electrical diagrams. This is one of my stronger suits in my current role and I have a lot of experience doing so. When it comes to repairing equipment, I always think of safety first. I have taken additional safety courses as well."
Entry Level Example
"My educational training well prepared me for interpreting electrical diagrams and safe equipment repair. I am very pleased with my level of training and cannot wait to put my knowledge into action."
Experienced Example
"Absolutely, I am! I have spent many years interpreting electrical diagrams and repairing equipment. I also train and teach new electrical technicians on these tasks."
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Question 4 of 25
Tell me about your electrical related on-the-job training.
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As an electrical technician, you have likely had a great deal of on-the-job experience combined with your education. Tell the hiring manager about the most valuable lessons you learned during your training.

Answer Example
"I received extensive on-the-job training in my first position right out of university. I had a powerful mentor who allowed me to work by his side every day for six months. The most valuable lesson I learned during this on the job training was the blueprint and schematic reading and analysis."
Entry Level Example
"I recently completed a three-month practicum with a local maintenance group. I was able to train under a seasoned technician, which I feel so grateful for. One of the most significant points I learned was how to troubleshoot maintenance issues quickly. Now, I look forward to working with another strong technician but also carving my way as an electrical technician."
Experienced Example
"I had a great deal of on-the-job training when I initially started my career. The electrical technician I worked under was very helpful. I told myself that I would return the favor to other junior technicians when I became more seasoned, myself. Now, I train other technicians on aspects like troubleshooting, schematics and blueprint reading, and proper use of power tools."
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Question 5 of 25
What attracted you to our job posting?
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Were you attracted to the job posting because the company culture was enticing? Did they suggest an irresistible compensation package? Perhaps you know about the company's reputation and it prompted you to apply. Tell the hiring manager how you felt when you initially saw the job posting.

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"I was really excited when I first saw your job posting because I have had an eye out for openings in your company for quite some time. Your organization has a very strong reputation and when I read the posting, it described the exact role I have been looking for. I applied immediately and am thrilled to be here interviewing with you today."
Entry Level Example
"One of my professors suggested that I apply here because of my strength in mathematics and schematics. He knew of your hiring history and told me that you take a keen interest in promising new graduates."
Experienced Example
"I have had an eye on your organization for some time now and know of a few individuals who have worked for your company. They all had great things to say about the level of employee engagement opportunities provided for continued education. All of this is very enticing to me."
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Question 6 of 25
What can you do for us that other electrical tech candidates cannot?
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Question 7 of 25
Do you have experience developing programs for maintaining new equipment?
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Question 8 of 25
How comfortable are you with reading complicated electrical blueprints?
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Question 9 of 25
What was the most difficult repair job you have done?
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Question 10 of 25
Do you have experience in manufacturing?
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Question 11 of 25
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
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Question 12 of 25
Why do you want to be an electrical technician?
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Question 13 of 25
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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Question 14 of 25
Electrical work can be difficult. How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 15 of 25
What is your ideal workplace culture?
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Question 16 of 25
What equipment are you most comfortable working on?
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me about your favorite class while obtaining your post-secondary education. Why was is your favorite?
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Question 18 of 25
What post-secondary education do you have? What would you change about your academic experience and what was the biggest positive for you?
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Question 19 of 25
Do you have any questions for me?
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Question 20 of 25
Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?
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Question 21 of 25
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 22 of 25
Are you applying for any other electrical technician positions?
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Question 23 of 25
If you needed something immediately and your supervisor was unavailable, what would you do?
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Question 24 of 25
What have you done in the last year to improve your knowledge as an electrical technician?
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Question 25 of 25
Successful projects need smooth communication. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.
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About Electrical Technician

November 26th, 2014

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment.

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