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?

What experience do you have in this field?

Give examples of ideas you've had or implemented.

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Bonus Questions


  • We've all had to work with someone who is very difficult to get along with. Give me some examples of when this happened to you. Why was this person difficult? How did you handle him/her?
  • What are your career options right now?
  • Describe a time when you identified a defect that had escaped others' attention.

Daily Interview Tip

If you are shy, don't be ashamed of your shyness, it's part of you and depending on the job could be quite appealing. Not all roles need over-confident employees and you can still be quietly confident. To prep for your phone interview, keep a copy of your CV by the phone and all the other relevant information you might need. Prepare and compose yourself in advance. Have you done this kind of work before? In other words speak to how your past work experience matches up with the job.