Controls Technician – A

May 15, 2018

This is a new 60-item test developed by a Ramsay psychologist in response to customer requests. The Controls Technician Test Form A will measure the knowledge of a candidate entering a position where they may be responsible for handling the day-to-day issues or long-term maintenance of PLCs and control systems. Test categories are: Schematics and Logic Reading; Sensors and Feedback; Motors and Drives; Power Supplies and Distribution; PLC, DCS, and Networking; Basic Automation; and Process Control and Instrumentation. The test is available both in paper and online.

MultiCraft Aptitude – A6

January 25, 2018

During a review of RCJS MultiCraft Aptitude Test Form A5, we updated one question and three images. The updated test became Form A6. The test is available both in paper and online.

WeldTest – A4

December 7, 2017

In the Fall, we fully reviewed RCJS WeldTest Form A3 in preparation for reprinting. Many minor grammatical and readability changes were made, but there was no change to the overall content. The test was renamed Form A4 and reprinted. The test categories, which remain the same, are: Print Reading; Welding, Cutting, and Air Arc Cutting; Welder Maintenance and Operation; Tools, Machines, Materials, and Equipment; Mobile Equipment and Rigging; and Production Welding Practices. The test is available both in paper and in an online format.

Electrical Aptitude – A5

September 14, 2017

We reviewed RCJS Electrical Aptitude Test Form EAR-C in preparation for a reprint. During this review, we decided to update 5 images and make numerous grammatical improvements. The new form is A5, and it is available both as a paper test and online.

MultiCraft Diagnostic Test – A and B

August 31, 2017

RCJS MultiCraft Diagnostic Test Forms A and B (alternate equivalent) were developed in 2017 as a solution for companies looking to diagnose training weaknesses within their organizations. The 128-item tests were devised based on data from Ramsay Corporation’s 153-item Maintest, which has been taken by more than 17,000 applicants and employed workers. Three psychologists and an electrical engineer reviewed the original and updated forms of Maintest. The MultiCraft Diagnostic Test consists of 16 categories, each with 8 questions. Questions were chosen based upon difficulty, point biserial correlation, and relevance to the category, as well as currency. The test categories are: Prints and Schematics; Power Transmission; Lubrication; Hydraulics; Pneumatics; Pumps and Piping; Building Maintenance; Hand and Power Tools; Fabrication; Electrical Applications; Motors and Controls; Process Control and Sensors; Test Instruments; PLCs and Networking; Electronics and Instrumentation; and Electrical Facilities Maintenance. Both forms are available as paper tests and as online tests.

B Mechanic Evaluation – A5

August 23, 2017

We reviewed RCJS B Mechanic Evaluation Test Form B1R in preparation for a reprint. We made numerous minor grammatical and layout changes and reprinted the test as Form A5. The test is still available both in a paper and in an online format.

Combined Basic Skills – B4

August 18, 2017

It was time for a reprint of the alternate equivalent form of the RCJS Combined Basic Skills test, so we undertook a thorough review of the test. This resulted in updating four images and making multiple grammatical improvements. The new form is B4, and it continues to be available both in a paper and in an online format.

Rig Test – A

July 10, 2017

A Ramsay psychologist developed this new 60-item test based on requests from customers for a test specific to the job skills required for riggers. The test categories are: Scaffolds and Ladders; Rigging; Safety Standards; Measurement and Layout; and Crane and Mobile Equipment Operation. The test is available both in paper and in an online format.

Mobile Equipment Operator

June 29, 2017

This test, Form A, was reviewed and re-numbered to start on (1). In addition, one distractor was updated, and numerous grammatical improvements were made.  The test was then renamed Form AR and was made available in the online testing site.

Installer (Windows and Doors) – A

June 19, 2017

Job experts at a home improvement company chose 103 items from RCJS Carpenter and RCJS Construction (Carpenter/Painter/Sheeter) as the basis for this new test. A Ramsay psychologist then reviewed the questions, removing duplicates and looking at difficulty and point-by-serial numbers to choose the best questions. The psychologist also added 10 questions in the areas of levels and planes, resulting in an 80-item test. Categories included are: Mathematics; Framing, Walls and Floors; Scaffolds, Ladders, and Rigging; Finishing, Trim, Repair, and Fabrication; and Tools, Materials, and Equipment. The test is available both in paper and in an online format.