Electrical Skills Assessments
using the Electrical Skills Test Device (ESTD)
Our Electrical Skills Test Device (ESTD) is designed to screen and train for industrial electricians and electro-mechanic production positions.
The device provides a means of quantitatively screening candidates for industrial electrician positions, for use in evaluating job applicants and as a grading device for training purposes. The ESTD resembles an industrial control panel as closely as possible in a portable device and was designed in a joint effort by an electrical engineer and a training director who realized the difficulty of evaluating the abilities of electricians.
The Electrical Skills Test Device acts as an industrial control device. Utilizing signals from standard output devices, the tool sequences through a series of inputs and resets itself. This cycle is repeated continuously as long as the device is in working order.
The ESTD identifies and measures a candidates understanding of the principals and fundamentals of electricity and how they are applied in an industrial setting. Does the candidate understand circuit components including relays, limit switches, proximity switches, photo eyes, motor starters, relay logic control circuits, and AC/DC input devices? The process identifies the ability to troubleshoot industrial control systems properly using provided schematic and troubleshooting tools.
The device 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.
Lower the Risk & Cost of Hiring by Identifying Skills Prior to Hire
As the skills shortage grows more acute each year and margin pressures mount, it’s more critical than ever before to make the right hiring decision. Our validated Manufacturing Skills Assessment Program, using portable assessment machines and a Hands-On, Performance-Based methodology, identifies the most skilled, most capable, and most trainable candidates and incumbents.
Identifying and quantifying skills prior to hire is the single most effective means to insure a quality, highly productive hiring decision. This solution provides a Return-On-Investment over 100% the first month of implementation. These industrial skills assessments have been administered over 1,000,000 times generating savings in excess of $10 billion for our manufacturing clients.
The efficacy of the assessment program has been confirmed by over three dozen validation studies conducted by Industrial/Organizational PhD’s and by over forty-five years of success driving productivity in the field.
In addition to the uses / capabilities listed above, the Electrical Assessment Program can be used to issue college credit for participants based on the assessment score achieved.