Food, Beverage, and Condiment Company

May 23

One of the largest food and beverage companies in the world asked us to develop hiring process components for almost all of their skilled trades and craft positions. Paul Kramer, M.A., Senior Consultant, met with company job experts to complete job analyses and develop assessments for the jobs of Machine Operator, Line Technician, Maintenance Technician, Material Handler, and QA Technician.

Global Paper and Packaging Leader

May 23

We contracted with a global paper and packaging manufacturer to assist with hiring multiple levels of skilled trades roles. Job descriptions were updated and assessments were developed for Electrical/Instrumentation Technician, Mechanic, and Multicraft Maintenance Technician. Paul Kramer, M.A., facilitated the process over several days with company representatives.

Auto Components Manufacturer

May 23

We reviewed and performed a local validation study for a previously customized assessment to be used for Facilities Maintenance Technicians. Paul Kramer, M.A., Senior Consultant, met with subject matter experts to help ensure that the test measured the necessary skills required upon entry to the job.

Fax Answer Sheet Scoring

May 17

We have recently released a new approach for scoring tests on our site: fax answer sheet scoring. We have developed this technology for companies that do not want to enter all of their candidates’ scores by hand, or wait for their answer sheets to ship to Ramsay Corporation to be scored.

We try to recommend testing online for as many of our customers as possible, since the scores are visible immediately with no hassle. However, sometimes, access to enough computers to test the expected number of people are not available. This service was developed to tailor to companies experiencing similar logistical problems.

With fax answer sheet scoring, applicants can take tests on specially designed answer sheets, which can then be faxed to Ramsay Corporation and scored automatically, almost instantly, by our system. 

The answer sheets for this service are now available upon request.

Please contact sales@ramsaycorp.com for more information.

Controls Technician – A

May 15

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.

Microsoft “Take a Test” Secure Browser

May 12

Recently, Microsoft added a feature to the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Educational editions called Take a Test. This is a modified implementation of Edge that opens outside of a user environment. It limits user interaction to solely the browser page – the user cannot user any external tools with which to cheat.

We have set up our Online Testing System to take advantage of this feature. If your system can support it, we would highly recommend utilizing this feature on all of your testing sessions. Contact us at 412-257-0732 if you need guidance or assistance in using this functionality.

MultiCraft Aptitude – A6

January 25

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

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

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

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.