Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic (OPE Mechanic) Interview Questions

1 Describe a time when you successfully serviced, repaired, or tested a machine or device that operates mainly by mechanical principles.
2 What kind of experience do you have repairing and maintaining gasoline engines used to power equipment such as portable saws, lawn mowers, generators, and compressors?
3 Describe methods you have found effective to test and inspect engines to determine malfunctions, to locate missing and broken parts, and to verify repairs, using diagnostic instruments.
4 Share an experience in which you've successfully learned how to handle a new piece of equipment?
5 Tell me about a recent experience you've had working with your hands.
6 Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
7 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
8 Share an experience in which your diligence of inspecting equipment, structures, or materials helped you identify a problem or the cause of a problem.
9 Share an example of a time you had to gather information from multiple sources. How did you determine which information was relevant?
10 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
11 Name a time when you adjusted points, valves, carburetors, distributors, and spark plug gaps, using feeler gauges.
12 Tell me about your last experience doing repair work. How did you determine what tools you needed?
13 What is the most challenging part of reassembling engines after repair or maintenance work is complete?
14 Tell me about the last time you performed routine maintenance on equipment. How did you determine when and what type of work was needed?
15 What have you found to be the best way to obtain problem descriptions from customers, and prepare cost estimates for repairs?
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