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Top 25 Maintenance Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
What do you know about our facility?
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Question 2 of 25
What plumbing experience do you have?
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Although you are a general maintenance professional, do you have specific abilities as a plumber? Talk to the interviewer about your ability to perform plumbing related tasks.

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"I have some plumbing experience from my previous position; however, it is basic plumbing such as clogged drains and leaking toilets. For severe plumbing issues, I do call a professional and accredited plumber."
Entry Level Example
"I wouldn't say that I have plumbing experience; however, I do have plumbing knowledge. Which types of plumbing tasks do you expect I will encounter in this role?"
Experienced Example
"I have performed a great deal of residential and commercial plumbing ranging from appliance repair to installing and repairing water supply lines. Could you share with me the types of plumbing work that would come up in this role?"
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Question 3 of 25
Why did you choose a career in maintenance?
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The interviewer would like to know what led you to a career in maintenance. How did you arrive on this career path? Talk to the interviewer about why you chose this career and briefly discuss what keeps you engaged.

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"After graduating High School, I attended our local trades college to become an electrician. I decided over time that I most enjoyed the variety of general maintenance and re-focused my career. I haven't looked back a day in my career because the variety keeps me happy."
Entry Level Example
"I chose a career in maintenance because I wanted to follow in my father's footsteps. He has his machine shop, and I would hang out with him every day after school. I loved tinkering around with his tools and figuring out how parts worked together."
Experienced Example
"I have always had a keen eye for mechanics and how machinery works. After working in a machine shop after high school, I chose to attend trades school to become a general trades professional."
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Question 4 of 25
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Stressful situations will often arise in the workplace, and it is up to you how you handle them. Assure the interviewer that you can control stressful situations.

Answer Example
"I am well trained when it comes to effectively managing stressful situations. Before losing my cool, I am sure to review the situation, break the issue down to the simplest factor, and work my way through the problem from there. When you look at most problems for what they are you can see that the majority of situations are simple to solve."
Entry Level Example
"Stress is part of any demanding job, and I embrace it to the fullest. I take good care of myself and prioritize my workload to maintain a healthy balance in my stress levels."
Experienced Example
"I handle stress very well, and when you call my references, they will attest to this fact. When I am under pressure on the job, I focus on the task at hand and make sure not to get distracted. Staying on deadline is very helpful, and I will delegate when necessary to alleviate some stress."
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Question 5 of 25
Why are you qualified to be our maintenance person?
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The interviewer would like to know that you are a fit for the position. This is where familiarizing yourself with the job description and requirements, before your interview, will come in handy. Are you sure that you are a fit for this particular role? Tell the interviewer why you think so.

Answer Example
"In your job posting you were asking for a minimum of 8 years' experience in a general maintenance role with a highlight on electrical experience. I am a journeyman electrician with 12 years' experience in general maintenance. In addition to this, I come with excellent references and strong tenure."
Entry Level Example
"In addition to meeting the 'must-have's' for this role, I also bring my knowledge from apprenticing at Company ABC. There, I learned a great deal about commercial electrical infrastructure. This experience will help me succeed in this role, in a significant way."
Experienced Example
"I have been a maintenance professional for the past fifteen years and look forward to bringing this knowledge with me to your company. I can train your employees further on blueprint reading and schematics as well as electrical infrastructure."
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Question 6 of 25
How would you describe your work ethic?
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Question 7 of 25
What do you like most about being in maintenance?
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Question 8 of 25
What's your ideal company to work for?
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Question 9 of 25
Would you consider yourself to be a "Jack-of-all-trades"?
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Question 10 of 25
Are you comfortable working with hand tools?
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Question 11 of 25
How important is strong customer service to you?
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Question 12 of 25
Where did you get your knowledge in maintenance?
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Question 13 of 25
If you see a problem, but are unsure of a solution, what do you do? When has this happened to you?
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Question 14 of 25
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 15 of 25
How do you handle conflict in the workplace?
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Question 16 of 25
Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
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Question 18 of 25
When do you best demonstrate yourself as a leader?
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Question 19 of 25
Are you interested in any continued education?
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Question 20 of 25
Have you ever been in a customer-facing role?
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Question 21 of 25
List the different types of piping materials you have experience with. (Example, PVC, Copper, PEX, etc.)
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Question 22 of 25
What type of electrical training do you have?
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Question 23 of 25
How do you get along with others at work?
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Question 24 of 25
What type of maintenance work do you dislike doing?
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Question 25 of 25
Do you have any questions for me?
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About Maintenance

January 21st, 2017

General maintenance professionals have a wide range of tasks that include the repair of building and maintenance equipment, electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems. A formal post-secondary education is not always required; however, attending trade school can certainly increase your hire-ability and potential earnings.

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