First-Line Supervisor - Mechanics, Installers, Repairers

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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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:

First-Line Supervisor - Mechanics, Installers, Repairers (Short)

First-Line Supervisor - Mechanics, Installers, Repairers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. May also advise customers on recommended services. Excludes team or work leaders.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - perform safety inspections in manufacturing or industrial setting
  • Getting Information - read blueprints
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - understand service or repair manuals
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - modify work procedures or processes to meet deadlines

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar First-Line Supervisor - Mechanics, Installers, Repairers 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 First-Line Supervisor - Mechanics, Installers, Repairers 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
  • Basic Physics
  • Circuits
  • First-Line Supervisory Fundamentals
  • Gears and Pulleys
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Tools
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Maintaining Awareness of Team Member Needs
  • Managing Resources & Balancing Priorities
  • 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:49-1011.00
Simulation Context:Supervisory or Team Leadership
O*Net Context:Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$42,440 or less
Bottom 25%:
$54,210 or less
$70,240 (Average)
Top 25%:
$89,040 or more
Top 10%:
$109,440 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$20.40 or less
Bottom 25%:
$26.06 or less
$33.77 (Average)
Top 25%:
$42.81 or more
Top 10%:
$52.62 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:47,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Speaking
  • Coordination
  • Active Listening
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
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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