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What is your favorite aspect of being an electrical lineman?
What led you to a career as an electrical lineman?
Working as an electrical lineman can be a physically taxing career choice. Are you able to handle the physical requirements associated with this job?
Electrical linemen work in varying conditions. Are you willing and able to work outdoors, and in unpredictable weather?
Explain 3 phase electric power.
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Tell me about your safety related training and certificates.
If you could choose an area for further professional development, what would you choose?
Why does a power plant increase the voltage and drop the amps, when sending power through the lines?
What steps would you take if you saw a coworker doing something unsafe on the line?
How do you prepare your equipment before starting work?
Have you ever been asked to ignore safety concerns? How did you handle the situation?
As an electrical lineman you will be exposed to heights on a regular basis. Do you have any challenges around heights?
Do you fully understand, and accept, the dangers associated with being an electrical lineman?
How familiar are you with underground wiring?
Tell me about a time when you had to troubleshoot to solve a problem.
What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?
How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
Why were you fired or let go from your last job?
When a major problem arises, what is your first reaction?
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
An electrical lineman must be a clear communicator, for the sake of safety. Rate your communication skills from 1-10.
How would you describe your work ethic?
Where do you see your electrical lineman career taking you, five years from now?
Have you ever worked in a situation where the rules and guidelines were not clear? How did you cope?
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?
Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contribute to.
What are your salary expectations?
Will you make yourself available for overtime hours in emergency situations?
Are there any duties or responsibilities in our job description that you are not confident with?
Our electrical linemen work shift work and are sometimes on call. Are you prepared to work at any moments notice?
Are you familiar with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers? If so, what has your interaction been with the IBEW?
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