Equipment Maintenance test: Pre-employment screening assessment to hire the best candidates

Summary of the Equipment Maintenance test

This Equipment Maintenance test evaluates a candidate’s technical skills and abilities to comprehend, evaluate, and implement equipment maintenance for commonly encountered heavy equipment. This test helps you identify competent and skilled technicians.

Covered skills

  • Mechanical

  • Hydraulic and pneumatic

  • Electrical and electronic

  • Inspections

Use the Equipment Maintenance test to hire

Technicians, mechanics, service persons, maintenance support personnel, and anyone else who performs equipment maintenance involving complex heavy machinery inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting, and overhaul.


Role specific skills


10 min





About the Equipment Maintenance test

Effective care and maintenance is imperative to optimal operational productivity of high-value industrial equipment. The cornerstone of effective care and maintenance is technically competent and experienced staff who will keep heavy machinery operating smoothly. This Equipment Maintenance test will help to identify people across various industries who utilize industry best practices, processes, and procedures to keep machines operating.

When hiring, this Equipment Maintenance test will assess core knowledge and problem-solving skills with an interdisciplinary focus by using real-world scenarios requiring applied expertise across many industries.

This screening test focuses on three broad equipment categories: mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic, and electrical and electronic. Across these areas, questions focus on understanding system function, testing, and adjustment; diagnostics; and overhauling. Additionally, skills associated with inspections are covered in this hiring test, which includes comprehending manuals and failure analysis.

This test is full of images and diagrams of machines, systems, and tools with which an intermediate technician should be familiar. These images are important because on-the-ground skills require visual literacy. Although not every technician may have worked on every type of machine in this test, the machines chosen for questions contain core systems that every intermediate technician should be able to evaluate.

A candidate who performs well in this Equipment Maintenance test will be a technician with a well-developed core skill set. Specifically, this hiring test will help identify those who are capable of producing favorable outcomes under challenging and complicated circumstances.

The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Ross F.

Ross has over three decades of international experience in engineering and heavy equipment management in the construction, oil & gas, mining, manufacturing and marine fields. Ross developed his affinity for complex systems working for multinational original equipment manufacturers. Ross has traveled to forty countries and currently enjoys teaching English in addition to consulting on complex topics for various international clients. In his spare time, you might find Ross on the golf course.

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