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Top 10 Electrical Technician Interview Questions

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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"I am looking for a new position as the volume in my current role has decreased significantly, and I am facing a potential layoff."
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 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."
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"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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"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."
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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"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."
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"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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"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."
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.
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"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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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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Question 1 of 25
What type of PPE are you familiar with?
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Protection of machineries and the personnel.
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1-personal safety due to short circuit protection 2-equipment must be insulated proper with system and proper grounded and no other part damage or broken must be check before used it and also job situation got tools.
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Such as insulation gloves, safety shoes and safety helmet, plus good insulation electrical tools.
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Operation of motors, valves and actuators.
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All sefety equiopments help to keep my self on different stuation.
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Saftey glass. Glovess, saftey belts.
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Sefty belt use for our saftey glases helmet shoes safe us from accident.
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Mostly we use in personal projective equipments, like mask, goggles, wearing gloves and safety shoes, helmet, ear plug.
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Galbas, safety su, helmet ,
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Safaty, elment, shoes, har log, glass.
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Safaty, elment, shoes, har log, glass.
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Make sure there is proper insulation and proper grounding of equipments.
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To protect ourselves and to prevent accidents.
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Ppe, s like gloves masks safety shoe helmet and multi meter.
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To protect the company assets, and from injuries.
Question 2 of 25
Why are you leaving your current job?
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To have an opportunity to give my best.
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I need more exp and salary.
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I current working in sewa as electrical supervisor last 4 years.
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For better prospects and stability.
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I need to improve my skills and utilize my knowledge to share.
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Just to improve my knowledge and career.
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Organizational change with new owners.
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My contract is coming to an end and I want to explore new grounds.
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Current job company have some money problems some times salary late on the times and, they are not give correct salary for my talents.
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All ready I finished 6 year experience and developed to automation field.
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Its a career driven decision, I want to explore other companies how they do things.
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B. Because now im free I have no jab.
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I would like to use the skills I have learned over the years and apply them to new challenges.
14.
I am extremely impressed with your graduate programs and the way you explore employees to various activities. I would like to contribute to already reputable company like yours.
15.
More skills need to be develop in my carrier.
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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Yes, I am confident I can grab any electrical digrams and repair.
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Yes, I watch the drawing I carefully checking the function of circuit equipment of the field.
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Yes, I am very confident.
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My qualifaction proves it.
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I am fairly confident in my ability to read electrical diagrams and perform the needed repairs.
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Yes I am by applying technical skills I gained from lecturer rooms and my previous employment.
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Yes of course I have more experince repairing and mantence.
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Yes I have a confident and I can solve every issues.
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Yes I am confident, because it what I do everyday and also what am great at.
10.
Electrical diagram I can do but I am little bit knowledge of repair the equipment.
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Yes, I can efficiently interpret any electrical diagram and I can also repair most equipment but sometimes, I may need help of the guiding manual.
Question 4 of 25
Tell me about your electrical related on-the-job training.
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I had completed post diploma in thermal power plant engg. In npti neyveli. And diploma in electrical engineering in pondicherry. After completing my education I had work experirnce of 8 years.
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I am a diploma in electrical and electronics holder having 20 years experience in FMES line.
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Diploma I electrical engineering and trained in maintenance/troubleshooting.
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DEA Electrical and 4 year experience in cement plant inspector.
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Higher diploma and safty tranings.
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I complete my b teck honors in electrical engineering in preston university.
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I have finished my certification in mechatronics. And I have finish my basics and troubleshooting training in plc programing.
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AS Engineering Science AAS Electrical Engineering Tech.
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I am Diploma Holder in the field of Electrical.
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I have bachelor s degree in electronics and telecommunications and my job experience was in electronics domain.
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Improvement of technology and explored more in the field of elec eng.
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Electrical and electrnioces in dipolma. I work in 5 years in revelant field. Maintenance.
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My study sir, I am a diploma gratuate from sun polytechnic in India, Tamilnadu one.
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I finished the robo traning in abb.
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I have completed my b-tech in electrical with unisa and I have trained with PFG
Question 5 of 25
What attracted you to our job posting?
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I have enough experience, team player and good interpersonal relationship.
2.
Its your choice I m great hard worker and have to com-pit about any kind of trouble and try to solve it as soon as possible.
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I can help you to grown your company.
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I have more knowledge about to develop new things for the organization.
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Am hard work, A go getter, Strive hard for excellent a team player and get along quickly with people and what ever I do I to it to the best of me.
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I believe we can help each other, my skills as a technician will prove valuable to your company and your company's reputation will help advance my career further.
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I qualify for this post and I am passionate about my job.
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Because I’m amazing at what I do and every day I’ll put in 110% and I’m better than any other person you’ve seen today or will ever see again…and let’s be honest, hiring me is just going to make you look even more awesome than you already are because clearly, you recognize true talent.
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U need a good worker.. Who can do good things for your company.
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Engineering is my passion and I will work hard for this field and I have the strengths that should be really help full for your organization.
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Because the company growth is good with quality.
Question 6 of 25
What can you do for us that other electrical tech candidates cannot?
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I work very well with all people. Self motivated and responsible person. Good interpersonal skills.
2.
Utilize my international experience from a similar lab.
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I just done a sincere effort toward my job.
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Sir im doing my work safely and hearty.
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Its your favor about choosing like that but I will try my level best to solve the problem as possible.
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Dedication, quick response.
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Reliable work and I adjusting and learning any person from.
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I can solve the automation troubleshooting better then others.
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Have practical experience.
10.
I am better work for your company to develop most production.
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I am very honest and sincere and believe in hardwork, with utmost dedication I will work.
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I dont know about other candidates all I know is I can have a remarkable input in your services as I am an expert in the field.
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I am self-motived,I love to learn and do new things.
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Team work, not give up easy, self confident.
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With the skill I posses coupled with the experience I have can take the company to the next level and again eager to learn and never give up attitude makes me outshine the rest.
Question 7 of 25
Do you have experience developing programs for maintaining new equipment?
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I have not too much experience but I will maintaining our equipment for their betterment in future.
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Yes, we monitoring equipments and rated output taken and decreased the load.
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Yes. I have. I got a training program for plc troubleshooting.
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I have no experience but I hope I will done.
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Yes I have written work procedures and SOP for new equipment to make it easy to fault find and to maintain.
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I have not had the opportunity to develop programs for new equipment.
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Yes. I have a training for PLC and VSD trobleshooting.
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Yes I have some experience developing programs for maintaing new equipment.
Question 8 of 25
How comfortable are you with reading complicated electrical blueprints?
Question 9 of 25
What was the most difficult repair job you have done?
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Because its my aim to be a part of your company and want to show my ability and honesty.
2.
Making a machine that uses plc to run when it has failed, troubleshooting.
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Power transformer 132kv bus ducket belly fill with oil and open it and exaim about why it look like that and remove all of the bushes and link it take 2 to 5 days full time risky job in online condition.
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Loose connection in a fully finished machines and short circuit finding.
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I have repaired stepper drives in my previous company which I think was difficult job.
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Motor winding breckdown plant.
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When I was helping the fitter to change a gear box of the 22KW motor during the night on a call out.
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The most difficult repair jobs for me always involve intermittent problems, because they are the most diagnose properly.
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I have troubleshoot a hydraulic machine when it was dead condition.
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Repairing system of the saw beam cutting cnc machine.
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Yes I have the most difficult repair job I have done.
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In house wiring the main elcb tripped without on power in house.
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Baggage Tractors Ground Power Units Belt Loaders Passenger Steps Pushback Tractors Lower Deck Loaders Main Deck Loaders Ambulift Units Baggage Carts Aircraft Deicers Aircraft Air Condition Units Air Start Unit Forklifts, Water Truck, Transporter (Cobus), Mini Bus, All Pick Up & Cars, Catering Truck, , Malaghan container Transporter, Transporter Vehicle.
Question 10 of 25
Do you have experience in manufacturing?
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Sorry I have no such kind of experience.
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Yes inhave worked before in a turbo charger manufacturing industry as a maintenance techncian for machines.
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No I have no experience but I know how can manufacture.
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Yes I have a vast experience in manufacturing.
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My exposure to the manufacturing side of the business has been very little.
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Yah I m working in electrical department till 4 years.
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Yes. I have worked in the Manufactring companys like ATM solutions ans Diebold.
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No I have no experience in manufacturing.
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I have experience the inverter manufacturing.
Question 11 of 25
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
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As long as I work with using my knowladege and the campany satifaye my work, I work for long time.
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If the company would give me a chance for the opportunity I seek, I am very much willing to take any responsibilities where in, I can devote my skills and abilities with unconditional long work of expectations.
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When I have batter job for then I leaved.
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As long as I get job satisfaction.
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I can perform various activities for the company.
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As long as you need me, I'm flexible even for relocation.
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When I feel I done my job beter that time.
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I am planning to stay until there is nothing to contribute for future success of the company.
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I see myself working the long term due to the amount of advancement opportunities.
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As long as the environment of the company is good; I will be the loyal employee.
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I can work till the company have to stop me.
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As far as I am getting respect from you.
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I will never thing to any where because in my eyes it is the best part of world to work and best organization to work.
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As long as your company can continue fullfill my career satisfaction.
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As long as I have enough opportunities to focus on improvements.
Question 12 of 25
Why do you want to be an electrical technician?
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Because any thing in this world is linked with electrial power... So if we learn this electrical course we can have a good feature.......
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It is what I know how to do best, and my passion wouldnt alow me otherwise.
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Because I have the experience and passion for the work.
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Because I am batter in Electrical.
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Because I have no such of practical experience and gain knowledge improve it.
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Troubleshooting skills, and basic knowledge.
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No. I want to a automation technician.
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Because I have more knowledge about this field and I have more interest in this field.
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As I like the circuits and it's operation, as an electronics engineer I get to use my knowledge directly working on the circuit s and troubleshooting them.
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Because I like this work.
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I am passion in electricity and that triggered me to go and find out about this and chose it as my career.
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Working with electronics has always been a passion of mine.
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I want the more knowledge about electrical.
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As an electrician you will experience the opportunity for advancement in your career. After starting as a service technician, hard-working and committed electricians can become promoted to field managers, operation managers and even distribution managers within their company and field.
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I want to learn that how difficult is the maintenance activities.
Question 13 of 25
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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Yes. I have experience that I can handle one shift with 6 team members in maintenance.
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Yes team leader in my old company.
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I have had the opportunity to be in charge of the shop while in the armed forces.
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Yes, I have to leadership a teams of 10 each, to handle the world most challenging maintenance task.
Question 14 of 25
Electrical work can be difficult. How do you handle stressful situations?
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I will think what is the eassy way and how can apply this and will do carefully.
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During with the stressful situations, we have to focus our mind and stay cool. Think about something that will makes every one refresh, then make another options or listen with other brighter ideas.
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I would priorities what needs to be done and get started on the top items.
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Understand the complexities involved.
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By sharing with collegues.
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By communication with our seiners and other members try to solve it by good manners.
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Concentration and experience, be patient.
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By spliting the technician depends on the job. And start depends on the priority.
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I can handle better ways to solve the difficult situations.
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I take in charge of the problem and try to figure out what can be done.
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No any special speak to others withfreindly and listen songs.
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I normally sign or take a break.
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I tend to handle stressful situations with tact in order to not embarrass my self or the company.
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Co ordination with co worker and work sharing method.
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I actually work better under pressure and I've found that I enjoy working in a challenging environment.
Question 15 of 25
What is your ideal workplace culture?
User-Submitted Answers
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Well if we have skills with us it doesnt matter for us to choose a company.. Wherever we go skills mattrs and not the comp.
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A company that will use my skills and abilities and add to them too.
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Right now I work in government company in uae sewa I prefer government but possibilities about facilities gave.
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I better perform the repairing.
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The company who believes In me and my capabalities.
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My ideal company is one that values individual employees and encourages them to speak up and share ideas, but that also has a commitment to sustainability”
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An ideal company would be one where the employees are glad to work for and it shows in the pride they take in completing the tasks at hand.
Question 16 of 25
What equipment are you most comfortable working on?
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Auromation equipments special purpose machine controlled by the plc.
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All electrical tools which are help ful for the repairing.
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Multimeters oscilloscope.
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What equipment are you most familiar working on.
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Motors and burners. Plc panels.
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Robots, packaging equipment.
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For the past 12 years I have been working with CT x-ray equipment.
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Flow pressure temperature transmitters and rolling mill related instruments.
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None, we are facing new problems day by day, and we learn new things everydays.
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MCC, PCC, transformers, earthing, cables etc..
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I used comfortable avo meter on working.
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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Control systems, they portrayed the realities of the modern systems funtioning.
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Power distribution and flow load calculation because its make me crazy its theory.
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Mechatronics. Because that would be the combined knowledge of everything. In engineering.
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My favorite engineering classes were graphics, power devices and machines.
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Industrial project,It made me think analytically and taught me to tackle things in different manner to achieve what you are doing.
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I have not taken engineering classes at this time, but I do see myself advancing towards that direction in the future.
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Electrical industrial management and Electrical machine was my main subjects.
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Electrical engineering Interested subject.
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All kinds of engineering, I'm hungry to learn.
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My favourite class is principal of electrical engineering. This subject is very intrested. My lecturar is very cool. His teaching method . I liked.
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To make straight joint because everynody make good straight joint and no one will get down to anyone.
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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Current level of education.
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To get more and more idealistic and practical both.
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I would like to study more upto doctorate. Atleast to be a engineer.
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I will change to my academic experience to work this company.
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What I have lent I will pass it on to other people.
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I would have attempted to work towards a degree much earlier.
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I would like to know more about managing a business, so that I have better understand the need from the top management and to fullfill their need.
Question 19 of 25
Do you have any questions for me?
Question 20 of 25
Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?
Question 21 of 25
What are your salary expectations?
Question 22 of 25
Are you applying for any other electrical technician positions?
Question 23 of 25
If you needed something immediately and your supervisor was unavailable, what would you do?
User-Submitted Answers
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Request in the next level.
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I make request about to get something and send to our in charge for this cert en thing then follow their response.
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Directly ask my manager if I cant take myself.
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I am discuss about our project.
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I would try to solve the problem by trouble shooting the circuit and by using some tools like manuals circuit design.
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I call him and let him know of my intention then I will take ownership and try to get that something.
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I would try to solve the problem myself or look for guidance elsewhere. But also keep the supervisor informed of the situation.
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We are not lack of resources, I will look for temporary solution to avoid downtime, and then look for the deputy personal to seek for resource.
Question 24 of 25
What have you done in the last year to improve your knowledge as an electrical technician?
User-Submitted Answers
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I have installed the softwares for the plc to learn.
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I have read the Basics of electronics by Malvino and I have attended discussions related to electronics assembly.
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No formal school has been taken, but I constantly look for better ways of performing my current tasks.
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Learning opportunities are all around us, just the matter of the person willing to learn or not. I am the person that always have the mind set of learning all the time.
Question 25 of 25
Successful projects need smooth communication. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.

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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