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?

Sometimes we have to go against traditions or policies to accomplish a goal. Describe a time when this has happened to you.

How do you keep track of your employees' assignments? Give specific examples.

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Bonus Questions


  • When you're entering a period when available jobs are down, such as a recession. How do you adjust? Tell me about a time when this happened.
  • What changes have you tried to implement in your area of responsibility? What have you done to get them under way?
  • Tell me about a time when you missed a deadline in our job. Why was the deadline missed? What did you do?

Daily Interview Tip

Have examples to speak to your achievements during your internew. Preparing your examples beforehand means you're less likely to get stuck for an answer or appear tongue-tied. After the interview, don't neglect your exit either. You might be relieved that it's all over, but remember professional courtesies and end positively with thanks and a handshake. Never underestimate the importance of making a favourable first impression. Research shows that interviewers are swayed by how people dress, act and walk through the door