Technician - General Maintenance and Repair

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Technician - General Maintenance and Repair (Short)

Technician - General Maintenance and Repair

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - pressure test piping system or equipment for leaks
  • Handling and Moving Objects - assemble and install pipe sections, fittings, or plumbing fixtures
  • Performing General Physical Activities - apply cleaning solvents
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment - adjust or set mechanical controls or components

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Technician - General Maintenance and Repair 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 - General Maintenance and Repair 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
  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:49-9071.00
Simulation Context:Technician-Oriented
O*Net Context:Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$26,130 or less
Bottom 25%:
$32,020 or less
$40,850 (Average)
Top 25%:
$53,150 or more
Top 10%:
$65,590 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$12.56 or less
Bottom 25%:
$15.40 or less
$19.64 (Average)
Top 25%:
$25.55 or more
Top 10%:
$31.53 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:152,300

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
Top Skills
  • Repairing
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Operation and Control
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Equipment Selection
Top Abilities
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Near Vision
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Information Ordering
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Visualization
  • Multilimb Coordination
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
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Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 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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Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters, Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians, Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers, Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door, Motorcycle Mechanics, Millwrights, Signal and Track Switch Repairers, Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers, Boilermakers, Maintenance Workers, Machinery, Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation, Riggers, Forest and Conservation Workers, Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

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