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Facility Manager Interview Questions

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Ronda Barnes is an HR professional with over 10 years of experience in career development and strategic staffing. She has a master’s degree in Human Resource Development and a graduate certificate in Online Learning and Teaching.

Facility Manager was updated on November 18th, 2021. Learn more here.

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If you caught one of your maintenance workers stealing or sleeping on the job, what would you do? What would you do even if they were your best maintenance worker?

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Facility Manager Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    If you caught one of your maintenance workers stealing or sleeping on the job, what would you do? What would you do even if they were your best maintenance worker?

  2. 2.

    Describe your management style.

  3. 3.

    Tell me when you have delegated tasks effectively.

  4. 4.

    How would you handle a contractor that was underperforming?

  5. 5.

    What would you consider to be a facility manager’s most important responsibility?

  6. 6.

    In your previous roles, what steps have you taken to meet environmental standards and regulations?

  7. 7.

    What experiences do you have operating a building of this size and capacity?

  8. 8.

    What leadership qualities do you possess?

  9. 9.

    What personal traits do you look for in people you are hiring?

  10. 10.

    What type of facilities management systems are you familiar with?

  11. 11.

    How do you stay up to date on the latest trends for facility management?

  12. 12.

    Describe your experience handling emergencies or crises.

  13. 13.

    Do you have experience hiring and firing employees?

  14. 14.

    What do you know about our organization?

  15. 15.

    What was your biggest issue or challenge at your last position? How did you overcome that challenge?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about your experience working with HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and other building necessities?

  17. 17.

    When have you negotiated with a contractor?

  18. 18.

    What is the most difficult aspect of leading employees for you?

  19. 19.

    Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?

  20. 20.

    How do you evaluate success among your team members?

  21. 21.

    What type of goals do you like to set for yourself and your team?

  22. 22.

    How do you successfully motivate your team?

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    Tell me about a time when you were effective at handling multiple projects at once.

  24. 24.

    We have buildings in multiple locations throughout this district. Are you okay with travelling daily to and from various buildings?

  25. 25.

    Why should we hire you?

  26. 26.

    Do you have experience working with diverse groups of people?

  27. 27.

    Do you consider yourself a leader?

  28. 28.

    Describe your experience with legal and financial documents.

  29. 29.

    How would you describe your relationship with your customers?

  30. 30.

    How would you rate your communication skills?

  31. 31.

    Tell me about your ability to work under pressure and handle stressful situations

  32. 32.

    What are your weaknesses?

  33. 33.

    What are your strengths?

  34. 34.

    What immediate changes do you hope to make if hired for this position?

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    Where do you see yourself five years from now?