PLC Skills Assessments

PLC Skills Assessments
using the PLC Test Device (PLCTD)

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.

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