Demolition Worker Interview Questions and Answers

Updated: July 27, 2018

What makes interviews so hard to deal with?

It is usually a lack of preparation that makes us dread this event.

To prepare for a demolition worker interview, have a look at the following set of interview questions and answers:

 

Demolition Worker Interview Questions and Answers

How do you feel about working in a position where physical work is so tough?
I chose to work as a demolition worker because I did not mind working in a capacity that is physically challenging. I enjoy the work immensely.

But don’t you find it challenging to perform demolition work, especially during extreme weather conditions?
Not at all. I may find it challenging at times, but if the challenge isn’t there, the work becomes boring. Inclement weather conditions are all part of the bigger picture, and I take it all in stride.

What duties have you performed in the role of a demolition worker in the past?
As a demolition worker, I have been busy inspecting work sites, buildings, and structures, determining the time and resources that will be needed to perform each demolition project, choosing the right tools and equipment to perform demolition work, creating and implementing plans to ensure that demolition work is properly carried out, handling waste management duties, and performing post demolition clean-up work.

What is the one skill that you depend on highly when working in this position?
Working as a demolition worker, one has to rely on a plethora of skills, to be honest. But if you ask me to pick out just one, I would say my ability to foresee issues in a project and make amends to correct it before it turns into a crises situation.

What has been your most challenging demolition project so far?
I was once assigned to tear down / deconstruct an entire 80 level building – within a week. The client had just bought the abandoned structure and wanted to start reconstructing within 10 days. It was an almost impossible task, but since my supervisor had committed to him that it will be done, I had no choice but to get my Popeye arms out! Along with 5 other demolition workers, the building was torn down in 6 days, and the debris moved to a waste management plant.

What are your future aspirations as far as your work is concerned?
I have been working as a demolition worker for 6 years now, and have worked in a construction capacity for 3 years before that. A few more years of learning the trade, and I would like to see myself heading a team of construction laborers.