Engineer - Industrial

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Engineer - Industrial (Short)

Engineer - Industrial

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - resolve engineering or science problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information - read blueprints
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - confer with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel
  • Thinking Creatively - design manufacturing processes or methods
  • Estimate production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of product design changes on expenditures for management review, action, and control.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - understand engineering data or reports
  • Processing Information

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Engineer - Industrial 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 Engineer - Industrial 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. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

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:17-2112.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Architecture and Engineering
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$57,950 or less
Bottom 25%:
$71,630 or less
$88,950 (Average)
Top 25%:
$111,360 or more
Top 10%:
$136,930 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:23,300

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Information Ordering
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
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Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
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Alternate Titles for this Role: Continuous Improvement Engineer, District Plant Engineer, Documentation Engineer, Efficiency Analyst, Efficiency Engineer, Efficiency Expert, Engineer, Engineering Inspector, Facilities Engineer, Factory Engineer, Factory Expert, Factory Lay Out Engineer, Factory Lay-Out Engineer, Field Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Industrial Methods Consultant, Liaison Engineer, Methods Engineer, Metrologist, Operations Engineer, Packaging Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Production Control Expert, Production Control Planner, Production Engineer, Production Engineering Tooling Coordinator, Production Expert, Production Tool Engineer, Project Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer (QA Engineer), Quality Control Engineer (QC Engineer), Quality Control Expert (QC Expert), Quality Control Industrial Engineer (QC Industrial Engineer), Quality Engineer, Research and Development Engineer (R and D Engineer), Salvage Engineer, Standards Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), Systems Engineer, Test Inspection Engineer, Time Study Engineer

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