All candidates feel nervous before a motorcycle mechanic interview. It is natural. It is the norm. Unfortunately, nerves do not help us in achieving our career goals.
Interviews are important milestones in our lives and we have to be prepared to face them.
You will be surprised that even a couple of days of preparation answering possible questions, can significantly bring down our nervousness. Try it by practicing with these questions:
What has been your experience as a motorcycle mechanic in the past few years?
As a motorcycle mechanic, I have worked extensively on standard / conventional motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, dirt-bikes and ATVs. I have diagnosed, adjusted, repaired and overhauled their engines and frames, and have been successful in creating kit-bikes as well.
What skills do you possess that make you the person to come to for handling motorcycle issues?
I am very perceptive. By just interviewing the client, I can determine the problem that his or her vehicle is having. Also, my mechanical aptitude is high, which is why diagnostics do not take much time. Additionally, I am well-versed in “listening” to engines to decipher issues with them, and can efficiently replace and repair parts within provided timelines.
Do you think customer service orientation is important in this work? Why or why not?
Yes, I believe that customer service orientation is necessary when you are working as a motorcycle mechanic. Since one has to work with clients on a daily basis, it is important to be able to listen to them and satisfy them. A satisfied client translates into repeat business.
Have you ever been through an instance when you didn’t think you would be able to achieve something but did manage to? What happened?
I was working on a tight deadline – 5 vehicles were due for delivery within 24 hours. I was asked to take up 2 more within the same deadline. Due to staff shortage, I couldn’t refuse and took it on. After 2 consecutive shifts, I was able to deliver all 7 vehicles on time!
What specific duties have you performed in a motorcycle mechanic position in the past?
Mounting vehicles, inspecting them for physical and mechanical defects, replacing defective parts, repairing non-engine components, replacing headlights, horns and handlebars, dismantling engines and reassembling them after repairs, and performing both preventative and general maintenance on motorcycles, scooters dirt-bikes, ATVs and mopeds – I have done it all!
Is preventative maintenance really important? Give your reasons.
I believe that preventative maintenance on any vehicle is extremely important, as it reduces chances of breakdowns and increases life of the vehicle. With regular preventative maintenance, it is easy to pinpoint problems before they become crises, minimizing both repair costs and vehicle downtime.