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General Industrial / Mechanical

Advanced Skill Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:

Written Assessment:

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 116

Areas Covered:

8% Plumbing/Pipefitting
13% Welding, Sheet Metal and Fabrication
10% Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
13% Blueprint Reading and Basic Drafting
8% Mechanical Drive Components
19% Pneumatics
15% Hydraulics
14% Machine Tool Practices (Machinery)

Sample Questions:

A leaking faucet handle can be caused from 

  1. deteriorated packing
  2. sand in the water
  3. worn seats
  4. the water hammer 

Tensile strength is the resistance a metal has to being 

  1. bent
  2. compressed
  3. pulled apart
  4. twisted 

The low-pressure switch opens its contacts 

  1. on a drop in suction pressure
  2. on a drop in discharge pressure
  3. at the end of each operating cycle
  4. at the beginning of each operating cycle 

Which of the following designates the thread series in the note 5/8-11 UNC-2B x 2 1/2? 

  1. 5/8
  2. 11
  3. UNC
  4. 2B 

How can the pressure on a clamp be held while the work cylinder is withdrawn? 

  1. pressure relief valve
  2. pressure switch
  3. sequence valve
  4. flow control valve