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C Mechanic Evaluation – Form C1R-C

August 23, 2012

We reviewed this test, which is used in selecting manufacturing or processing maintenance personnel (especially in food, drug, or consumer product industries), and we updated the test by editing two items for clarification and replacing two items. The test remains a 60-item test covering the following areas: Welding, Plumbing, & HVAC; Electrical; Pneumatics & Lubrication; Shop, Tools & Machines, Rigging & Miscellaneous Mechanical; and Mechanical & Print Reading. The newly updated test is also available in Spanish.


Multi-Skilled Maintenance Mechanic – Form SMS-O

March 21, 2012

This newly developed journey-level test assesses the knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance workers. It is intended for use with applicants for, and incumbents of, maintenance jobs where practical mechanical, electrical, and computer knowledge and skills are necessary parts of job activities. The test consists of 100 items covering the following areas: Schematics & Electrical Print Reading; Process Control & Calibration; Motors, Motor Controls, & AC/DC Theory; Computer & PLC; Hydraulics & Pneumatics; Welding; Pumps, Power Transmission, & Lubrication; and Shop Machines & Rigging.

Refrigeration – Form CRV-R

February 9, 2012

With the help of job experts at a food processing company, this test was created from a previously existing longer test to assess the knowledge and skills of ammonia refrigeration mechanics. Its 100 questions cover the following areas: Welding, Burning, & Heat-Treating; Mechanical; Pneumatics; HVAC & Refrigeration; and Electrical.

Algebra – Form AR

January 19, 2012

The 30-item Algebra test was reviewed and revised. Based on item analysis, the test questions were reordered into spiral format, i.e. the easiest questions are at the beginning of the test, and they become progressively more difficult as the test continues. This is a timed test with a 30-minute limit.


Building Electrician – Form ASD-2

November 15, 2011

Ramsay Corporation developed this test originally for a school district to help them select electrical maintenance personnel for their buildings. It is a 60-item test covering the following categories: Motors; AC/DC Theory; Construction & Installation; and Test Instruments, Power Supplies, & Control Circuits.

WeldTest – Form AR

September 5, 2011

After a thorough review, we updated our WeldTest, a 60-item test of journey-level welding knowledge and skill, by revising four items for clarification and replacing four items with new questions. Form AR replaces Form AC.

Variable-Frequency Drive Test Now Available

September 1, 2011

Ramsay Corporation’s Variable-Frequency Drive Test is the latest offering in a series of prize-winning tests used to measure knowledge and skills for pre-employment and pay-for-skills.

The Variable-Frequency Drive Test contains 40 questions and can be used to evaluate candidates’ understanding of maintenance and troubleshooting of common installations of variable frequency drives in industrial settings. This test is designed to assess candidates in areas of Mechanical and Electrical Motor Theory, VFD Components, Drives and Troubleshooting. The VFD Test 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 the VFD installation. This test also covers safe operation of all components and circuits in the entire VFD system.

Employers may gauge the development needs of groups and individuals with this newly-released assessment. Organizations can target training materials to specific needs through the review of employees’ scores for Skills Gap Analysis.

The VFD Test may be used independently or in conjunction with one of Ramsay Corporation’s other maintenance tests in order to provide a more comprehensive determination of job knowledge.

You can find the VFD Test in our catalog as well as assessments for all of your other needs.

Electrical Safety Knowledge – Form ESK-R

June 1, 2011

Ramsay Corporation’s new Electrical Safety Knowledge Test (Form ESK-R) is a multiple-choice 60-item test designed to assess knowledge of electrical safety on the job. In addition to Arc Flash questions, there are sections on Motors & Electrical Maintenance; Schematics & Electrical Print Reading; Power Distribution, Power Supplies and Construction & Installation; and Control Circuits, Basic AD/DC Theory & Test Instruments.

Troubleshooting and Problem Solving (Mechanical)

January 14, 2011

We added this test to our Mechanical Repair Apprentice Battery series of tests to round out the topic areas covered by the series. Form CMO consists of 27 questions and is a useful tool in evaluating the necessary mechanical troubleshooting skills required for trainee and production positions.

Lubrication Test – Form OGT

May 25, 2010

Ramsay Corporation has changed the name of Form OGT from Oiler to Lubrication.  It remains a 60-item multiple-choice intended for use with applicants and incumbents for jobs where practical lubrication knowledge and skill are necessary parts of maintenance job activities.