Musical Instrument Mechanic Interview Questions

1 Share an experience in which you conducted a test of a product, service, or process and successfully improved the quality or performance.
2 Describe a time when you successfully serviced, repaired, or tested a machine or device that operates mainly by mechanical principles.
3 Describe methods you have found helpful to play instruments to evaluate their sound quality and to locate any defects.
4 What is the most challenging part of inspecting instruments to locate defects, and to determine their value or the level of restoration required?
5 Tell me about a recent experience you've had working with your hands.
6 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
7 Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
8 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
9 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
10 Provide an example when your ethics were tested.
11 Name a time when you adjusted string tensions to tune instruments, using hand tools and electronic tuning devices.
12 Share an experience in which your diligence of inspecting equipment, structures, or materials helped you identify a problem or the cause of a problem.
13 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
14 What kind of experience do you have comparing instrument pitches with tuning tool pitches in order to tune instruments?
15 Name a time when you adjusted felt hammers on pianos to increase tonal mellowness or brilliance, using sanding paddles, lacquer, or needles.