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?

Given a situation when you disagree with your supervisor, how would you deal with it?

Describe a situation in which you had to translate a superior's general directive into specific goals. Explain how you did this and the goals you established.

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Bonus Questions


  • How do you know if subordinates are using their new skills correctly? Give a recent example.
  • Have you ever had to adjust to a company-wide reorganization? How did the change affect you? When was the last time you disagreed with a new policy or procedure instituted by top management? Why? What did you do?
  • Tell me about a time when you weren't satisfied because of quality defects in your work in our job. How did you handle them?

Daily Interview Tip

Some people of incredible technical calibre struggle under such close scrutiny in a job interview. Often it is a psychological thing. People know there are so many external factors influencing the decision and by giving too much thought they set themselves up to fail, forgetting that excellent preparation, coupled with an ability to think on their feet, can help them overcome the sternest of objections from interviewers. It always a good idea to bring a note pad or something that you can take notes with in your interview. When looking for work, share your goals/ambitions with family and friends and talk about your successes.