Lineman Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Lineman interview, here are 32 interview questions and answer examples.

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How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

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List of 32 Lineman Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

  2. 2.

    An electrical lineman must be a clear communicator, for the sake of safety. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.

  3. 3.

    Where do you see your electrical lineman career taking you, five years from now?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contribute to.

  5. 5.

    As an electrical lineman you will be exposed to heights on a regular basis. Do you have any challenges around heights?

  6. 6.

    Are you familiar with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers? If so, what has your interaction been with the IBEW?

  7. 7.

    Do you fully understand, and accept, the dangers associated with being an electrical lineman?

  8. 8.

    What steps would you take if you saw a coworker doing something unsafe on the line?

  9. 9.

    Explain 3 phase electric power.

  10. 10.

    Working as an electrical lineman can be a physically taxing career choice. Are you able to handle the physical requirements associated with this job?

  11. 11.

    What is your favorite aspect of being an electrical lineman?

  12. 12.

    What led you to a career as an electrical lineman?

  13. 13.

    Electrical linemen work in varying conditions. Are you willing and able to work outdoors, and in unpredictable weather?

  14. 14.

    Why does a power plant increase the voltage and drop the amps, when sending power through the lines?

  15. 15.

    Tell me about your safety related training and certificates.

  16. 16.

    How do you prepare your equipment before starting work?

  17. 17.

    How familiar are you with underground wiring?

  18. 18.

    Have you ever been asked to ignore safety concerns? How did you handle the situation?

  19. 19.

    If you could choose an area for further professional development, what would you choose?

  20. 20.

    Our electrical linemen work shift work and are sometimes on call. Are you prepared to work at any moments notice?

  21. 21.

    Are there any duties or responsibilities in our job description that you are not confident with?

  22. 22.

    Will you make yourself available for overtime hours in emergency situations?

  23. 23.

    What are your salary expectations?

  24. 24.

    There is a lot to learn in the electrical field. When have you been asked to perform a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?

  25. 25.

    Have you ever worked in a situation where the rules and guidelines were not clear? How did you cope?

  26. 26.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  27. 27.

    Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?

  28. 28.

    When a major problem arises, what is your first reaction?

  29. 29.

    Why were you fired or let go from your last job?

  30. 30.

    How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  31. 31.

    What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?

  32. 32.

    Tell me about a time when you had to troubleshoot to solve a problem.