Refractory Repairer Interview Questions

1 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
2 Tell me about a recent experience you've had working with your hands.
3 Describe methods you have found effective to measure furnace walls to determine dimensions, then cut required number of sheets from plastic block, using saws.
4 Share an experience in which your diligence of inspecting equipment, structures, or materials helped you identify a problem or the cause of a problem.
5 Tell me about your qualifications for and your experience handling vehicles and/or mechanized equpiment.
6 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
7 What kind of experience do you have relining or repairing ladles and pouring spouts with refractory clay, using trowels?
8 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
9 Share your approach to tighten locknuts holding refractory stopper assemblies together, spread mortar on jackets to seal sleeve joints, and dry mortar in ovens.
10 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
11 Share an example when you dried and baked new linings by placing inverted linings over burners, building fires in ladles, or by using blowtorches.
12 Provide an example of when you were persistent in the face of obstacles.
13 Share an experience in which you've successfully learned how to handle a new piece of equipment?
14 Name a time when your patience was tested. How did you keep your emotions in check?
15 What have you found to be the best way to fasten stopper heads to rods with metal pins to assemble refractory stoppers used to plug pouring nozzles of steel ladles?