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Top 30 Maintenance Interview Questions
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Question 1 of 33
What do you know about our facility?
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"I have been aware of your facility for quite some time now and did conduct some research on your website and through a Google search. It appears that your facility is very well respected with a great safety record. One point that really stands out to me is the time your employees spend volunteering and giving back to the community."
A good hiring manager will always want to know that you are keen on the role and that you have taken time to research the organization, or facility, prior to your interview. Display to the interviewer that you have committed to researching their facility prior to your interview.
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Question 2 of 33
What types of general maintenance or repairs are you most familiar with?
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"I have a broad range of experience in my career; however, I am most comfortable with tasks such as HVAC maintenance, flooring repairs, small machinery repairs and fixing circuit breakers."
Your experiences will likely be listed on your resume but take some time to highlight your primary skills to the interviewer.
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Question 3 of 33
What plumbing experience do you have?
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Question 4 of 33
Why did you choose a career in maintenance?
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Question 5 of 33
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 6 of 33
What types of general maintenance or repairs would you like to be more familiar with?
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Question 7 of 33
Why are you qualified to be our maintenance person?
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Question 8 of 33
Tell me about your work ethic. Do you have a working motto?
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Question 9 of 33
What's your ideal company to work for?
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Question 10 of 33
What do you like most about being in maintenance?
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Question 11 of 33
Would you consider yourself to be a "Jack-of-all-trades"?
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Question 12 of 33
How important is strong customer service to you?
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Question 13 of 33
Are you comfortable working with hand tools?
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Question 14 of 33
Where did you get your knowledge in maintenance?
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Question 15 of 33
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 16 of 33
Tell me about a goal that you set and did not reach.
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Question 17 of 33
Tell me about a time when you worked on a team and a member was not doing their share of the work.
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Question 18 of 33
Tell us about the last time that you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.
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Question 19 of 33
Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
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Question 20 of 33
Think about a difficult boss, professor or other person. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
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Question 21 of 33
What is the riskiest decision you have made? What was the situation? What happened?
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Question 22 of 33
Tell us about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
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Question 23 of 33
Describe for me a time when you failed at something and how you responded.
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Question 24 of 33
Describe a situation when you have motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not want to do?
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Question 25 of 33
Have you ever been in a leadership role?
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Question 26 of 33
Are you interested in any continued education?
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Question 27 of 33
Have you ever been in a customer-facing role?
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Question 28 of 33
What would your previous boss say about you, if I were to call him or her right now?
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Question 29 of 33
What type of maintenance work do you dislike doing?
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Question 30 of 33
What type of electrical work have you performed in the past?
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Question 31 of 33
What type of electrical training do you have?
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Question 32 of 33
List the different types of piping materials you have experience with. (Example, PVC, Copper, PEX, etc.)
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Question 33 of 33
Describe a major change that occurred in a job that you held. How did you adapt to this change?
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