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Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT)

The Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test (BMCT) is an assessment that measures an individual's aptitude to learn mechanical skills. While not based on specific training, the BMCT does require a working knowledge of basic mechanical operations and the application of physical laws. It has a 30 minute time limit. The BMCT focuses on spatial perception and tool knowledge rather than manual dexterity. It is especially well-suited for assessing job candidates for positions that require a grasp of the principles underlying the operation and repair of complex devices.

Combined Basic Skills

Ramsay Corporation's new short measure of basic manufacturing and processing skills. This assessment was developed to enable a quick evaluation of literacy and performance skills required in manufacturing and processing.


The ElecTest is an assessment of electrical job knowledge. It is a job skills test designed to measure knowledge and skill for electrical repair and maintenance technicians. It can be used for both job applicants and incumbents for positions where practical electrical knowledge and skill are necessary. The ElecTest assesses the following knowledge areas: Motors, Digital Electronics, Print Reading, Controls, Power Supplies, Basic AC/DC Theory, Power Distribution, Test Instruments, Computer and PLC, Electrical Maintenance, and Mechanical.

Electrical Skills Test Device (ESTD)

The Electrical Skills Test Device (ESTD) is designed to screen and train for industrial electrician positions and provides a means of quantitatively screening candidates, for use in evaluating job applicants and as a grading device for training purposes. The device resembles an industrial control panel as closely as possible in a portable device. The ESTD is designed to separate electricians of different skill levels on the basis of time spent problem solving a designated set of programmed malfunctions. In addition to purely objective time ranking, the ESTD will also give an indication of specific strengths and weaknesses of the candidate.


The MainTest is a comprehensive assessment designed to measure the practical mechanical and electrical knowledge of maintenance employees. The MainTest can be used for both job applicants and incumbents for positions in which mechanical and electrical knowledge are necessary. The MainTest assesses the following knowledge areas: Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Welding, Power Transmission, Lubrication, Pumps, Piping, Rigging (Light), Mechanical Maintenance, Shop Machines, Combustion, Motors, Digital Electronics, Print Reading, Motors, Controls, Power Supply, Basic AC/DC Theory, Power Distribution, Test Instruments, Computer and PLC, and Electrical Maintenance.

OSHA Safety Violations Test

This test is designed to test knowledge of safety specifically related to OSHA safety and violations of OSHA safety. Categories tested include: Scaffolding, Lockout/Tagout, Mechanical Power, Machine Guarding, Fall Protection, Electrical, Hazard Communication, Power Press, and Excavation.

PLC Skills

Our PLC Test Device (PLCTD) is engineered to test and evaluate hardware technicians and PLC programmers. It will identify the troubleshooting skills of industrial equipment maintenance personnel. Much more than a written aptitude test, the PLC Testing Device is hands-on, providing direct feedback from a test panel.

There are varying degrees of assessment difficulty. The assessment protocol used is a function of the skill set you need to identify.

The PLC Testing Device simulates an industrial control panel running a packaging line. It runs a Siemens motor starter circuit, uses an Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1200 PLC Test Panel, and employs a Laptop computer running an RSLogix 500 control program.

The testing device evaluates job candidates and incumbents in the positions of maintenance personnel, technicians, and programmers responsible for the upkeep and troubleshooting of automated production lines and automated production equipment. It provides a clear indication of candidates’ PLC troubleshooting strengths and weaknesses.

Print Test (Decimal or Fraction)

Used in selecting entry-level production or maintenance employees where the reading of prints and drawings is required. Areas covered are: Views and Surfaces; Simple Drawings; Intermediate Drawings; and Complicated Drawings.

Standard Timing Machine (STM)

The Standard Timing Machine is a hands-on mechanical device used in the selection, evaluation, promotion, and training of production equipment mechanics. The STM is a mechanical skills assessment tool used to identify mechanical skills and competencies when hiring machine operators, maintenance mechanics, electro-mechanical personnel, assemblers, or technicians. There are varying degrees of difficulty "assessment tasks" depending on the position you’re hiring for. The assessment protocols for a "maintenance mechanic" position are more challenging than the assessment protocols for a "machine operator" position. The process identifies skills such as troubleshooting ability, spatial perception, quality differentiation, hand-eye coordination, qualitative and quantitative reasoning ability, the understanding of different mechanical components, and the understanding of mechanical Stroke, Timing, and Position.

Additional Assessments Available: Air Conditioning Specialist, Auto Technician, Building Maintenance, Boilermaker, Carpenter, Cellular Technician, CNC Operator, PLC Operator, Construction, Drafter, Electrical Repair Apprentice Battery, Hydraulics, Industrial Reading Test, Ironworker, Job Safety, MIG Welding, Millwright, Pipe Test, Pre-Print Reading, Sheet Metal Worker, Tool Room Attendant, Warehouse & Shipping Reading, Welder, Wind Turbine Technician, etc.