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36 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 17th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 36
Walk me through the steps you take to diagnose a machine malfunction.
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like some insight into how you think and troubleshoot when it comes to machine malfunctions. Take the interviewer through the steps you take when faced with malfunction.

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Question 2 of 36
We value continued learning and development. If you could take additional machining related training, what would you choose?
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The interviewer would like to know where you would improve your skills, if given the opportunity. As a machinist, it's a great idea to gain skills in specific machinery or even electronic blueprint reading. Talk about your biggest areas of interest and where you would like to continue to learn.

Question 3 of 36
As a Machinist, are Health and Safety regulations important to you? What type of Safety training have you taken?
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The interviewer would like to be assured that you take Health and Safety seriously. Discuss any safety related training you have taken on the job, and any formal certifications you may possess.

Question 4 of 36
Tell me the types of machines you have experience in running. Where did you gain this experience?
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The interviewer would like a clear break down on the machines you are most skilled with. Before the interview, it is important that you become familiar with their job description so that you understand the types of machinery you will be expected to work on. If you have experience in these types of machines, you should mention these first. If you do not have experience in the machines that are used there, you can talk about any machines that may be close in nature.

Question 5 of 36
Working as a Machinist will present some challenging situations. How do you handle stress in the workplace?
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Are you someone who is able to handle stress on the job? How do you manage the stressful times? Talk to the interviewer about your ability to manage pressure in the workplace.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 09/20/2010
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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