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Advanced Skill Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:

Written Assessment:

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 100

Areas Covered:

12% Electrical
12% Mechanical Aptitude
20% Dairy Equipment
5% Welding
4% Hyrdaulics
3% Refrigeration
5% Power Generating Systems
5% Operating Shop Equipment
34% General Knowledge

Sample Questions:

Leaks in the hydraulic cylinders of forklifts may cause 

  1. the lift chains to wear unevenly
  2. the mast sections to knock and bump as the mast extends
  3. the load to settle and the mast to creep
  4. the forks to slide together 

Which of the following conductors is not normally used in fluid power systems? 

  1. plastic tubing
  2. steel tubing
  3. copper tubing
  4. none of the above 

In regard to gas-welding aluminum, with which of the following would you disagree? 

  1. Considerable heat is absorbed before it reaches welding temperature.
  2. The job will collapse if it gets too hot.
  3. Both joint and rod are coated with flux.
  4. A change of color will signify welding heat. 

The primary piece of safety equipment in the machine shop is 

  1. gloves
  2. safety shoes
  3. safety glasses
  4. arm bands 

All pipe or tubing, when used underground for water service and when installed outside of the residence, shall have a minimum working pressure of 

  1. 25 psi
  2. 30 psi
  3. 40 psi
  4. 60 psi