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?

How could you have improved your progress?

Tell me about a new idea you recently implemented. What approach did you take to gain your employees' acceptance?

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Bonus Questions


  • Walk me through a situation in which you had to do research and analyze the results for one of your classes.
  • Describe your most disappointing experience in attempting to gain upper management's support of an idea or proposal. What was the situation, and why was it disappointing?
  • Are you satisfied with your own, your team's or department's performance? Why/Why not? What action(s) are you taking (if any) to improve the performance?

Daily Interview Tip

Handshakes originated as a way for knights to show that they didn't have concealed weapons, it's the accepted way to greet your interviewer. When responding to questions about your previous work mistakes, stress what you have learned. Stress that there is something valuable from every mistake you have made. Then have a brief story ready with a specific illustration. Come to a job interview with examples and situations that demonstrate your abilities or strengths (for example, a time you demonstrated good judgment, initiative, responsibility, or communication skills).