Mechanic - Bus,Truck, Diesel Engine

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Mechanic - Bus,Truck, Diesel Engine (Short)

Mechanic - Bus,Truck, Diesel Engine

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
  • Use handtools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, or precision instruments, as well as power tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, or jacks and hoists.
  • Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
  • Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment - adjust or set mechanical controls or components
  • Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
  • Test drive trucks and buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Mechanic - Bus,Truck, Diesel Engine 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 Mechanic - Bus,Truck, Diesel Engine 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
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Basic Physics
  • Circuits
  • Gears and Pulleys
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Tools
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  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:49-3031.00
Simulation Context:Technician-Oriented
O*Net Context:Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$32,820 or less
Bottom 25%:
$40,180 or less
$50,200 (Average)
Top 25%:
$62,290 or more
Top 10%:
$76,460 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$15.78 or less
Bottom 25%:
$19.32 or less
$24.13 (Average)
Top 25%:
$29.95 or more
Top 10%:
$36.76 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:28,100

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Mechanical
  • Transportation
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Speaking
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Control Precision
  • Multilimb Coordination
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
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:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Biodiesel Engine Specialist, Boat Diesel Motor Mechanic, Boat Engine Mechanic, Boat Engines Installer, Boat Mechanic, Bus Mechanic, Bus or Truck Garage Mechanic, Deep Submergence Vehicle Crewmember, Diesel Engine Erector, Diesel Engine Fitter, Diesel Engine Mechanic, Diesel Machinist, Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Motor Mechanic, Diesel Service Technician, Diesel Technician, Diesel Tractor Engine Mechanic, Diesel Truck Mechanic, Engine Maintenance Mechanic, Engine Mechanic, Farm Equipment Engine Mechanic, Farm Implement Engine Mechanic, Farm Machinery Engine Mechanic, Fleet Mechanic, General Repair Mechanic, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Engine Mechanic, Heavy Truck Mechanic, Industrial Truck Mechanic, Locomotive Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Marine Diesel Mechanic, Marine Diesel Technician, Marine Engine Machinist, Marine Engine Mechanic, Mechanic, Motor Mechanic, Oil Field Equipment Mechanic, Ordnance Truck Installation Mechanic, Overhauler, Bus, Truck, School Bus Mechanic, Service Advisor, Service Technician, Tank Truck Engine Mechanic, Tractor Expert, Tractor Mechanic, Tractor Trailer Mechanic, Trailer Mechanic, Transit Mechanic, Transportation Mechanic, Truck Bench Mechanic, Truck Engine Technician, Truck Mechanic, Truck Trailer Mechanic, Truck, Railroad, and Bus Engine Mechanic, Truck, Railroad, and Bus Motor Mechanic, Truck, Railroad, and Bus Transmission Mechanic, Truck, Railroad, and Bus Tune Up Mechanic, Vehicle Mechanic

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