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Machinist Interview Questions
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Walk me through the steps you take to diagnose a machine malfunction.

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.

Answer Example
"Personally, I like to use a 5 step troubleshooting method. I was taught this way of troubleshooting while attending my Machinist Technician courses in trades school. The first step is Observation. Step 2 is to Define the Problem. Third, I take the time to Identify the Potential Causes. The fourth step is to Determine Cause and then the final and fifth step is to Repair and Test."
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