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At Nocti Business Solutions (NBS), we help companies hire qualified candidates with skills-based pre-employment tests. Many industries rely on skilled industrial electricians, but hiring workers with the relevant skill set can be challenging. We have several assessments for electricians, but our most popular is an entry-level industrial electrical skills assessment test. We’ve designed this test to help you identify the core competencies and skills of industrial electrician applicants and hire the most qualified candidates at the apprentice level.

Who Should Use the Industrial Electrical Skills Assessment Test?

This entry-level test covers the essential knowledge and skills of any apprentice-level industrial electrician. Employers can use this assessment as a pre-hire test for anyone who installs, maintains, tests, troubleshoots, or repairs industrial electrical equipment.

Applicable titles and jobs include:

  • Industrial Electricians
  • Maintenance Workers (Electrical Emphasis)
  • Industrial Electrician Apprentices
  • Commercial Electricians
  • Instrumentation Electricians
  • Electrical Machine Repairers and Rewinders

Resumes and Interviews Aren’t a Reliable Measure of Technical Skills

Like many manufacturing-related roles, industrial electricians require specialized technical skills, which can be difficult to assess using only resumes and interviews. How do you truly know if an applicant can program a variable frequency drive or wire a starting motor without some way to verify their skills?

To complicate the hiring process even more, industrial electrician jobs require a jack-of-all-trades skill set that might vary depending on the industry or piece of machinery. Evaluating a broad, technical skill set is difficult without an in-depth, skills-based pre-hire test.

Our Industrial Electricity Skills Assessment Helps You Hire Qualified Employees

Our entry-level industrial electrical skills assessment test measures a candidate’s ability to complete job-specific tasks. Instead of basing an important hiring decision on only a resume, employers can use the pre-hire test to quickly and confidently identify if someone has the technical skills for the job.

The assessment is divided into specific competencies. Each candidate’s score includes a breakdown for each competency, giving employers insight into strengths and weaknesses. For example, if a candidate scored well in electrical theory and safety, but struggled in all other areas, you may want to pass on them in favor of someone with more practical knowledge.

Core Competencies Covered in Our Industrial Electricity Skills Assessment

  • DC Theory
  • AC Theory
  • Test Equipment
  • Electrical Drawings
  • General Wiring
  • National Electrical Code
  • Electrical Controls
  • Generators
  • Motors
  • Transformers
  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Safety

A full breakdown of competencies and sample questions are available in the assessment blueprint.

In addition to the written exam, the entry-level Industrial Electricity Assessment also includes an optional performance assessment where candidates complete four sample jobs. This is a chance for candidates to “show what they know” and gives employers an even more in-depth look at specific skills like writing a motor or replacing the ballast in a fluorescent fixture.

electrician working on power board

Benefits of Using Our High-Quality Industrial Electricity Skills Assessment

Quantifiable data. Base your hiring decisions on an applicant’s technical skills. With this industrial electrician test, you have the data to hire the best possible candidate quickly and confidently.

Core skills and competencies. Our tests are aligned with industry standards and developed with a team of subject matter experts who have years of experience. The skills measured in the test reflect everyday tasks an industrial electrician encounters on the job.

Safety. Electrical tasks can be dangerous if not performed correctly. Our assessment helps show whether potential hires are up-to-date and aware of all safety regulations and procedures for themselves and other employees.

Training. Test scores are broken down by section, so you can see the candidate’s score for each competency. This helps you identify strengths and weaknesses. If someone scores poorly on a specific section, you can plan extra training to bridge those knowledge gaps and get your new employee up to speed faster.

Hire Skilled Industrial Electricians with NBS

If your workforce consists of industrial electricians or electrical installation and maintenance projects, consider using our skill-based assessments. With NBS, you can design a hiring process with a consistent and reliable way to evaluate technical skills.

If you are interested in adding a skills assessment or performance assessment to your hiring process, contact us today. Our assessment specialists can answer your questions and help you build a more qualified, skilled workforce.