Mechanical Skills Assessments

Mechanical Skills Assessments
using the Standard Timing Model (STM)

The Standard Timing Model is our mechanical skills assessment tool used to identify mechanical skills and competencies when hiring Maintenance Professionals, Machine Operators, Electro-Mechanical Personnel, Assemblers and Technicians. There are varying degrees of assessment difficulty depending on the position you’re hiring for. For example, the assessment protocols for a Maintenance Mechanic Position are more challenging than the assessment protocols for a Machine Operator position.

The process identifies many mechanical skills, which collectively can be characterized as “Mechanical Troubleshooting Ability.”

This process quantifies mechanical skills and competencies that traditional aptitude tests are not designed for and can’t identify.

In addition to identifying and measuring pre-existing skills for both Maintenance and Operator positions, the program also identifies mechanical aptitude in individuals that have not yet been properly trained. Our clients use this capability when they hire entry level team members that must be trained internally. Aptitude translates directly to trainability.

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.

Hands-On, Performance-Based

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 Mechanical Assessment Program can be used to issue college credit for participants based on the assessment score achieved.