Cabinet Maker Interview Questions

1 What kind of experience do you have establishing the specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired or plan the methods or operations for shaping or assembling parts, based on blueprints, drawings, diagrams, or oral or written instructions?
2 Name a time when you produced or assembled components of articles, such as store fixtures, office equipment, cabinets, or high-grade furniture.
3 Walk me through how you set up or operate machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, or shapers, to cut, mold, or shape woodstock or wood substitutes.
4 Tell me about a recent experience you've had working with your hands.
5 Share an experience in which your diligence of inspecting equipment, structures, or materials helped you identify a problem or the cause of a problem.
6 How do you stay fit in order to perform physical activities that are required in the workplace?
7 Describe a time when you successfully serviced, repaired, or tested a machine or device that operates mainly by mechanical principles.
8 Have you ever designed furniture, using computer-aided drawing programs? If so, share an example.
9 What is the most challenging part of discussing projects with customers, and draw up detailed specifications? Share an experience.
10 Tell me how you estimate the amounts, types, or costs of needed materials.
11 What method do you use to verify dimensions or check the quality or fit of pieces to ensure adherence to specifications?
12 Tell me about the last time you measured and marked dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock prior to cutting, following blueprints, to ensure a tight fit and quality product.
13 What kind of experience do you have programming computers to operate machinery? Share an example.
14 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
15 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)