Purpose: This assessment helps you identify people who have the mental ability to handle complex industrial topics, be able to work with mechanical equipment and operations competently, and be able to explain challenging subject matter to students. In addition, the assessment evaluates interpersonal style for working closely with people, willingness to support company rules, willingness to talk about your company in favorable terms to impressionable new employees, behave in a stable, professional manner, work in a cooperative manner with other departments, and put forth a lot of effort on the job.
About the Test: This test consists of five parts: (1) a 20 minute Mechanical Reasoning test to evaluate the candidate’s ability to understand mechanical principles underlying operation of equipment and the ability to explain these concepts to others, (2) a 15 minute test of 8th grade level math problems because so many mechanical operations require a good understanding of math and the Trainer will need to explain and teach this to others, (3) a 5 minute 3-D Reasoning test to evaluate the degree to which the candidate can visualize how solid objects fit together because they will need to disassemble and reassemble mechanical equipment during the training process, (4) a 44 item untimed General Cognitive Aptitude test of abstract reasoning / numerical reasoning / verbal reasoning, all of which evaluates a person’s ability to learn quickly and handle complex subject matter, and (5) a 143 question personality inventory. The timed components total 40 minutes, but the candidate will need extra time to read the instructions, while the untimed inventory and untimed aptitude questions can easily take an hour or more. So, you should plan on this test taking about 2 hours.
What the Report Gives You: Graphical display of scores, explanation of aptitude results, list of Strengths and Developmental Concerns, and Suggested Interview Questions.
Testing Process: Online testing provides immediate reporting. Proctoring is desirable but not required.