Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop solutions to technical problems. Their work links scientific discoveries with commercial applications. Most engineers specialise in a career field (such as electrical engineering), industry (such as motor vehicles) or technology (such as turbines). Engineering technicians assist engineers.

Here are some common interview questions for engineers and engineering technicians:

Can you describe the most significant written technical report or presentation you had to complete?

Can you tell me about your greatest success in using the principles of logic to solve an engineering problem in your last job?

What checks and balances do you use to avoid mistakes?

Some of the best-engineered ideas are born of an individual’s ability to challenge conventional thinking. Can you tell me about a time when you were successful in doing this?

What factors would you consider in building an engineering department from scratch?

In the field of engineering, priorities often change quickly. Can you give me an example of a time when that happened? How did you handle it?

Are you keeping pace technically and technologically? How?
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