Hand-Tool Dexterity Test

The Hand-Tool Dexterity Test assesses the basic skills necessary for any job requiring hand tools such as aircraft or automobile mechanics, machine adjusters, maintenance mechanics.

Description

Ensure that your candidate has the skills you need with the Hand-Tool Dexterity Test.  It assesses the basic skills necessary for any job requiring hand tools such as aircraft or automobile mechanics, machine adjusters, maintenance mechanics.   Use it with:

  • maintenance mechanics
  • technical trainees
  • physically injured workers
  • special education
  • vocational training students

This test provides the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.

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Use the Hand-Tool Dexterity test to find out whether your potential employee has the basic skills necessary for any job requiring hand tools, such as aircraft or automobile mechanics, machine adjusters, maintenance mechanics and assembly line workers.

This test measures proficiency in using ordinary mechanical tools. The Hand-Tool Dexterity test consists of a wooden frame 9 X 9 X 18 containing tools and two uprights with bolts. The object is to disassemble all the bolts from one upright and reassemble them on corresponding rows of the other upright with the heads of the bolts inside. This type of skill is important in many different factory jobs, in industrial apprentice training, and in servicing many types of instrumentation.

Results of the test have been used to determine vocational interest and as an indicator of success where job / tasks require the use of these or similar tools. Reference literature suggests the use of this test to assess performance when hands will be covered when using the tools incorporated in this test.

Taking only five to ten minutes, the test measures manipulative skill independent of intellectual factors, making it suitable for use with applicants with mental or emotional disabilities. The score is determined by how long it take the examinee to complete the test.

Overview

  • Individual administration
  • 5 to 10 minute (stopwatch required)
  • Included in the Technical Manual are percentile ranks for maintenance mechanics, technical trainees, physically injured workers, special education and vocational training students and trainees with mental or emotional disabilities.

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