Repairman Interview Preparation Guide
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Repairman based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience as Repairman. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

73 Repairman Questions and Answers:

1 :: Explain sometimes we will be backed up and need someone to stay later, how often do you believe you would be okay staying past 5?

Most days I can stay as late as I need. If I have plans that night you might have to take it up with my wife.
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2 :: Explain me what is your specialty?

I am well rounded in the automotive industry and love all aspects of being an automotive tech.
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3 :: Explain me what do you find most challenging while fixing a problem?

Sometimes the customers persist on seeing the whole repair done and they start asking too many questions which makes it difficult to concentrate. I find such situations quite challenging and usually try to minimize the conversation until the problem has been fixed to allow my maximum concentration where it should be.
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4 :: Explain me about your ability to work under pressure as Repairman?

You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for.

Mention routine pressure you face, such as dealing with deadlines on a regular basis.

Try not to use an example where you created the pressure yourself, by waiting too long to start something, or by handling a task irresponsibly at the beginning. For example, working under pressure to meet a customer’s deadline could be a good example, but not if you had waited too long to start the project.

“Pressure is actually a catalyst to my work. When there is an imperative deadline, I refocus my energy into my work which in fact, has helped me to produce some of my best works. (Give examples) I guess you can say I thrive under pressure.”
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5 :: What are your salary expectations as Repairman?

This question is like a loaded gun, tricky and dangerous if you’re not sure what you are doing. It’s not uncommon for people to end up talking salary before really selling their skills, but knowledge is power as this is a negotiation after all. Again, this is an area where doing your research will be helpful as you will have an understanding of average salary.

One approach is asking the interviewer about the salary range, but to avoid the question entirely, you can respond that money isn’t a key factor and you’re goal is to advance in your career. However, if you have a minimum figure in mind and you believe you’re able to get it, you may find it worth trying.
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6 :: Explain me your dream job?

Three words describe how you should answer this question: Relevance, relevance, relevance.

But that doesn't mean you have to make up an answer. You can learn something from every job. You can develop skills in every job. Work backwards: Identify things about the job you're interviewing for that will help you if you do someday land your dream job, and then describe how those things apply to what you hope to someday do.
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7 :: Explain me what is your leadership style?

This is a tough question to answer without dipping into platitudes. Try sharing leadership examples instead. Say, "The best way for me to answer that is to give you a few examples of leadership challenges I've faced..." and then share situations where you dealt with a problem, motivated a team, worked through a crisis... explain what you did and that will give the interviewer a great sense of how you lead.

And, of course, it lets you highlight a few of your successes.
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8 :: Explain me what do you like to do outside of work?

Many companies feel cultural fit is extremely important and they use outside interests as a way to determine how you will fit into a team.

Even so, don't be tempted to fib and claim to enjoy hobbies you don't. Focus on activities that indicate some sort of growth: skills you're trying to learn, goals you're trying to accomplish... weave those in with any personal details. For example, "I'm raising a family so a lot of my time is focused on that, but I'm using my commute time to learn Spanish..."
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9 :: Tell me what are the company's highest priority goals this year, and how would my role contribute?

Is the job the candidate will fill important? Does that job matter?

Great candidates want a job with meaning, with a larger purpose -- and they want to work with people who approach their jobs the same way.

Otherwise a job is just a job.
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10 :: Tell me which metal is used for crankshaft main bearing journal?

Cast iron or an aluminum alloy.
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