10 Common Manufacturing Interview Questions – Know Them Cold

Production job seekers need to recognize 10 common manufacturing interview questions to expect in their next recruitment situation.

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When it comes to common questions interviewers ask in a manufacturing environment, candidate preparation is key. Preparing for an interview takes a lot more than a Google search of common interview questions. The interview and your clear-cut answers will determine if the recruiter thinks you are a solid fit for the position, the work team, and the employer with its culture overall.

In fact, the interviewer will make that decision when she asks the right set of questions and on your side, the right questions to ask an interviewer.

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So, what questions will the interviewer (if she is on her game) be sure to ask you? Even though one of the most common interview questions is, “Tell me about yourself,” it’s still one that befuddles applicants in interviews.


Anxiety and lack of preparation.  So, if you want a shot at the job, you better have a well-honed answer for that one.

Aside from that, to help you get prepared, here are 9 other common interviewing questions you will likely experience in your next sit-down or phone interview.

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Common Manufacturing Interview Questions
  • How did you become aware of this job?
  • Why do you want to work at XYZ company?
  • What would you bring to our company?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What are your strengths?
  • How about your weaknesses?
  • What is your greatest work success?
  • Tell me about a manufacturing challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work, and how you handled it?

Anticipate that recruiters will ask you those 10 common questions in your Interview.  Therefore prepare (as we said above) how you would answer them for different recruiters (each has their own style).

In addition, we inserted below a few of our favorite probes we use at Flexicrew Staffing during interviews.

Flexicrew Common Questions
  • Have an answer to “Tell me about yourself” ready to go. Interviewers always ask it, and you want to be sure to nail this first part of the interview.

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  • Don’t be thrown off by the classic “What’s your biggest weakness?” One foolproof method: Think of something that you struggle with but that you’re working to improve.
  • Use numbers when talking about your responsibilities and accomplishments. That emphasizes and helps you tell a hiring manager why you’re impressive.  (e.g., You started production two weeks early, you lowered cost of production 2% or $537.)
  • It’s likely you’ll get asked why you’re interested in this role and company. (And if you can’t answer this question, you shouldn’t be in the interview!) Identify a couple of key factors that make it a great fit for you.

You can find lists of common questions for interviews —but don’t prepare by writing out your entire answer or the exact answers you find online.  Instead, summarize a few personal notes and keep them ready for the interview.

Now that we’ve covered high likelihood questions…

Get into Interview Mode

Don’t only think about how you’ll answer certain common questions.  Practice looking in the mirror and answering them out loud. This prep work will help you clarify your thoughts and make you much more comfortable during the interview.

Mock Interviews

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Do as many mock interviews as you possibly can with a peer. You’ll be much better at answering the question, e.g., “What would you bring to the position?” the more frequently you practice your response, right?

Practice, Practice, Practice

Even if you’re an experience interviewee, it’s necessary to think carefully about what skills, and accomplishments will resonate most with your interviewers. Your punctuality, you work well with others, your supervisory experience, etc.?

Your Own Questions

Prepare a few smart questions for when it’s your turn to ask. Make sure they’re thoughtful ones that show have done your homework when researching the company and the specific job you’re after and you’ve been paying attention in the interview.

Recruiting support for interview preparation

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From sharpening your game plan on how to tackle the toughest questions to grooming or clothing suggestions, we’ve got you covered—with a dozen ways to make sure you bring your A-gameFlexicrew wil prep you for the Common Manufacturing Interview Questions.  Contact us to begin Today!

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