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Do you possess any experience of maintenance?
Well guys you should not need to worry when you are asked to answer this question. This question is framed to know your abilities, knowledge and skills. If you have ever worked for any company then you should mention the details of your projects. Tell them that you have so much eagerness for joining this post of technician. Explain them that you are not afraid of hard work and like to finish the tasks on time with effectiveness and efficiency.

Create a single cycle plan, how do you proceed?

Planned maintenance/maintenance plans/create/single cycle plan, transaction IP41. The single cycle plan is used in the situation where you need to perform a singular frequency of maintenance. The plan contains data and functions similar to that of a normal strategy based plan but does not have a relationship with a strategy or maintenance packages.

In a strategy based plan what scheduling parameter settings are available?

Early, late shift factors, early late +/- tolerances, cycle modification factor, factory calendar, call horizon, scheduling period, unit of scheduling period, requires confirmation indicator, scheduling indicators for time, time key date and factory calendar.  Where a plan is created with relationship to a maintenance strategy the scheduling parameters in the strategy are copied as a default to the maintenance plan, the scheduling period, unit and requires confirmations are not active in the strategy. When creating the plan from scratch you can also specify a start date to prompt maintenance scheduling.

What are the available standard maintenance plan categories, what is the purpose of the category?

The available maintenance plan categories are: MM for services which places a call object of a service entry sheet and PM for plant maintenance which calls a maintenance order, a notification can also be a call object. The category links the plan with the call object that is to be produced.

How must the scheduling parameters in the maintenance plan be configured so that the call date falls exactly on the planned date?

The call horizon must be set to 100%. The call horizon dictates when the order should be called.

What is the purpose of the preliminary and subsequent buffers in the maintenance packages of a maintenance strategy?

The preliminary buffer is the lead float in a number of days that affects the order start date in the order. The subsequent buffer acts as the follow up float days again a number of days that you specify which will affect the finish date in the order. The calculated order start and finish date is a default value that can be overwritten by the ordering scheduling value, this is dependant on the setting for order dates in customising.

In the scheduling of maintenance plans what options are available for the manipulation of calls placed on the scheduled call board (tab)?

The following options are available: release call (immediate release to create order) fix call (change date of call) skip call (cancel call) restart (restart scheduling of plan) manual call (place a manual cal) 

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1. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?

Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.

2. What experience do you have in this field?

Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.

3. Describe a typical work week for you.

Interviewers expect a candidate for employment to discuss what they do while they are working in detail. Before you answer, consider the position you are applying for and how your current or past positions relate to it. The more you can connect your past experience with the job opening, the more successful you will be at answering the questions.

It should be obvious that it’s not a good idea talk about non-work related activities that you do on company time, but, I’ve had applicants tell me how they are often late because they have to drive a child to school or like to take a long lunch break to work at the gym.
Keep your answers focused on work and show the interviewer that you’re organized (“The first thing I do on Monday morning is check my voicemail and email, then I prioritize my activities for the week.”) and efficient.

4. What kind of salary do you need?

A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That’s a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.

5. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization

You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.

6. What is your greatest strength?

Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude

7. Do you have any questions for me?

Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? Are examples.

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