Maintenance Technician Sample Job Interview Questions

Maintenance Technician Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Under the supervision of a Property Manager or Operations Manager, a Maintenance Technician looks after the day-to-day operations and to assume responsibility for maintaining the physical asset of the property. This includes taking out the trash, sweeping the property areas, landscaping, and maintaining equipment.

Below are the top interview questions used by today’s top recruiters and employers when hiring for maintenance technician. Use these questions to help you prepare for your job interview.

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Why do you want to work here?

We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills in this Hospitality role. Describe the work habits of your employees and tell me your long-term goals for each. What action have you taken as a Maintenance Technician to help them meet these goals?

What’s your experience with painting, drywalling posture, repair, etc.?

What kinds of motors, pumps, belts, and fans have you had to repair or maintain?

Describe your experience with electrical such as inspecting and testing lighting, wiring and power circuits, and switches.

Have you ever had to install a new door?  What do you know about door installations, moldings, hinges and locks?

What experience you have with tiling, grid, repair and installation?

Tell me about a time when you had to diagnose and repair heating and air-conditioning.

Have you ever written any procedures or policies for customers, clients, or others in your organization? Give an example.

Occasionally, most of us have had to make quick decisions. Tell me about some of your quick decisions as a Maintenance Technician.

What problems did you run into in switching departments in your previous work history? What did you do as a Maintenance Technician to correct the problem?

How do you monitor the status of orders that you’ve placed for materials or supplies? Give some examples.

Tell me about a time when you missed a deadline in our job as Maintenance Technician. Why was the deadline missed? What did you do?

How successful are you as a Maintenance Technician ? How do you know?

Have you ever set up a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision as a Maintenance Technician? What was it and how did you set it up?

Have you ever set up a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision? What was it and how did you set it up?

Describe a time when your boss or other managers were displeased with your efforts to implement change. What approach did you use? What difficulties resulted?

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Bonus Questions


  • Have you ever noticed a someone who was not following your instructions? How did you become aware of it?
  • Jobs differ in the extent to which travel is required. Tell me about a time when you were satisfied/dissatisfied with your travel schedule. Why? What type of travel was this? Where did you go?
  • It's common for meetings to get off track. Describe a time when you were leading a meeting and this happened. What did you do?

Daily Interview Tip

Take along paper and a pen to make notes during your interview. You won't need to scribble everything down, but make a subtle note if you want to come back to something at a later stage. Don't use your phone to take notes during your interview, as it could look like you're texting someone. If asked about your weakness, be impressive and confident, it shows that you are prepared for the question, have done serious self-reflection. It's also important for you to ask relevant questions during the interview. Make a list of three things you want to know about the position or the organization and practice asking questions about them. Make sure you couldn't be expected to know the answers to these questions from your research.