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At Nocti Business Solutions (NBS), we provide technical skill assessments to a wide variety of businesses throughout the United States. Each one of our assessment tests is designed to help an organization maintain safety, optimize training programs, and drive towards success. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of our Entry Level Welding Assessment Test to help employers determine if our assessment can improve their hiring process.

How can our Welding Entry Level Assessment help employers?

With an intensely growing demand for skilled workers, we see an increasing demand for welding professionals each year. Employers from welding shops, assembly lines, mechanic workshops, etc. are all searching for employees with welding skills. Whether potentials candidates be MIG, TIG, or SMAW welders, every new hire should know basic safety rules, blueprint and instructional reading, and the basics behind each type of welding. With our entry level assessment test, employers ensure they are hiring the best candidates with adequate skills and knowledge.


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Welding Entry Level Assessment Test Material:

  • Safety
  • Welding Symbols and Blueprints
  • Oxyfuel Cutting (OFC)
  • Arc Cutting Process (Carbon Arc and Plasma Arc)
  • Physical Characteristics and Mechanical Properties of Metals
  • Weld Fit-Up and Quality
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

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The Benefits of our Welding Entry Level Assessment Test

  1. Safety: Never place a worker in a welding environment who does not have the skills or knowledge to keep that environment safe. Fifteen percent of our assessment test is specifically focused on the many safety aspects of welding to ensure that any potential hire possesses the necessary safety-knowledge for any welding position.
  2. Gauging prior skills and knowledge: By using our entry-level assessment, employers accurately identify whether a candidate has the skills and knowledge they require from a hire. Quantifiable data provided by the test also makes it easier for employers to choose between candidates, identifying which candidate has a higher knowledge and skill level.
  3. Optimized training efforts: In a field with so much demand and a growing skills gap, it’s hard to turn willing candidates away because of a test. With that in mind, this assessment does not have to be a pass/fail scenario. Employers can also use assessment results to identify any areas where a candidate’s knowledge is lacking and design a training program to focus on those areas.

Keep in mind, employers shouldn’t solely make their hiring decisions based on test results. However, if properly implemented at the entry level, technical skill assessments have proven to create better worker retention, morale, and productivity.

MIG welder weldingThe Growing Demand for Welders

With a continuously increasing skills gap, the demand for skilled and certified welders is not going to slow any time soon. In fact, the demand for welding professionals is estimated to increase 26% by 2020. With so much estimated demand and growth, the future is bright for welding professionals. The future can be just as bright, if not brighter, for welding employers. As fewer welders are available due to masses of baby-boomers approaching retirement, workforces with skilled welders are going to be in high demand. So, now is the time to prepare and build a superior workforce to meet an inevitable demand in a growing economy.

Build a superior workforce with NBS

If you employ welding professionals, partner with NBS to ensure that your hiring process is efficient and impactful. We provide Welding Technical Skill Assessment Tests for the entry, experienced, and advanced pipefitting level. Contact Nocti Business Solutions today to build a superior workforce tomorrow.