Maintenance Technician Interview Questions

Maintenance technicians generally work under managers to maintain buildings and equipment. Interviews will feature scenarios of problems which you will be responsible for fixing while keeping in communication with both managers and customers. Come ready to showcase your job-specific knowledge and problem-solving skills. Education requirements vary, so make sure you research them before applying for a position.

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Top Maintenance Technician Interview Questions & How To Answer

Here are three top maintenance technician interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Which preventive maintenance regulations do you follow?

How to answer: As a maintenance technician, you may need to use your technical skills to perform preventive maintenance, reducing the risk of equipment breakdowns and malfunctions. In your answer to this question, discuss any preventive maintenance tasks you have handled in previous roles and why this work is important to the overall safety and operation of a facility that relies on various types of equipment. You can also use this answer to discuss any steps you follow when performing preventive maintenance, as required by industry standards or regulations.

Question No. 2: How do you ensure safety in the workplace?

How to answer: Maintenance technicians have substantial responsibility in maintaining the safe operation of equipment in the workplace. As you answer this question, use the STAR (situation, task, action, result) method to highlight a specific instance in which you improved or adhered to the safety protocols in your workplace. Highlight the importance of safety in your answer, along with your willingness to follow and enforce safety protocols.

Question No. 3: What steps have you taken to stay up to date in the maintenance industry?

How to answer: Equipment changes constantly, thanks to technological advancements, so maintenance technicians who work on various types of equipment must stay up to date with any new developments and techniques. Talk about any specific training or continuing education you have participated in, as well as your willingness to stay up to date.

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MG Properties
Maintenance Technician was asked...14 December 2017

the basic stuff experience etc

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just regular answers



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Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Can u describe the type of work you do?

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I do pressure washing/basic plumbing/basic electrical /painting basic carpentry/ drywall repair etc Less

Yes I do all maintenance repairs

I do any handy men work like drywall, tile, remodeling and electrical plus plumbing Less

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He also asked when I was able to start if approved.

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After one month

Im zaheer from Pakistan Apply for jobs I work in dubai dealership I have 13 years of experience I can totally do its trouble shooting as well as repairing Less

I said immediately to a couple of days, all depending on what I would need equipment wise to begin. Less

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American Airlines

What would you do if an experienced employee said you're making me look bad stop working so fast

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Rooftop Slushie requires a membership FEE. Why are you promoting it on every single interview question? Less

Interviewed 6 FAANG employees and got this:

I came here to use this free app to help me with my interview not pay some other app! To join Rooftop Slushie it’s $30 per month?!? Less

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Pratt Industries USA

What reading would you get by measuring one leg of a 480v 3 phase motor to ground?

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277 volts

The voltage between any one leg and ground will be 277 volts, and between any 2 hot wires will be 480 volts. Less

It's an actual mechanic job

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Volvo Cars

Would I ever work unsafe to finish a time on time?

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Scape (UK)

Can you do the job

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Yes I can do

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Clearwater Paper

if I had ever had to work along side an employee that wasn't carrying his own weight and how I reacted to the situation.

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I would get to know the person and help them out as much as I could or as much as my boss would let me . As long as the job gets done and we all work together to do so is what would mater to me . Less

That's my answer .

I would make sure the job gets done and decuss the situation later .

United Airlines

Everyone makes mistakes, recall a time when this happened to you and how did you correct it.

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Do they ask you oral questions about your knowledge on being an A&P like the Op? Less

I put my company employee number on my signature when I should of put my number that was given to me but the customer for that airline. Less

The 50 question exam? What was the questions based off of? Was it the FAA questions for A&P? Less


How important is safety to you?

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Workplace safety is very important for each and every employee in the industry because all the workers desire to work in a safe and protected atmosphere. ... This is the only reason that why it is important to create a safe working environment. Less

Safety is very important in everyone's life. Safety make your life worthy and perfect. Always safety first priority. Less

Its essential to everyday operations.

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