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Technician - Automotive Service

Technician - Automotive Service

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Technician - Automotive Service (Short)

Technician - Automotive Service

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Getting Information - read schematics
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - follow vehicle repair procedures
  • Test drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - test operate vehicles before or after repair
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
  • Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Technician - Automotive Service Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Technician - Automotive Service test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:49-3023.00
Simulation Context:Technician-Oriented
O*Net Context:Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$24,400 or less
Bottom 25%:
$31,250 or less
Median:
$42,090 (Average)
Top 25%:
$56,140 or more
Top 10%:
$68,880 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$11.73 or less
Bottom 25%:
$15.03 or less
Median:
$20.24 (Average)
Top 25%:
$26.99 or more
Top 10%:
$33.11 or more

US Employment Statistics
2018:
770,100
2028 (projected):
763,600
Annual U.S. Job Openings:74,000

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Mechanical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Engineering and Technology
Top Skills
  • Repairing
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Critical Thinking
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Equipment Selection
Top Abilities
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Control Precision
  • Near Vision
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Multilimb Coordination
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
21%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
26%
Some College:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
9%
1 - 2 Years:
9%
2 - 4 Years:
14%
4 - 6 Years:
3%
6 - 8 Years:
8%
8 - 10 Years:
5%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a supplies order.
  • Verify measurements are in the correct range.
  • Calculate a sampling plan for quality assurance.
  • Review Item Control sheets to ensure compliance with guidelines.
  • Make a product purchase recommendation.
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