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Maintenance Tests

What Is the Difference Between Amazon's Maintenance Tech II and III Tests?

While both tests cover the same topics overall, the Tech III version contains one unique section - Electronics and PLC.

In addition, the Tech III test is more advanced and contains more difficult questions.

I Have No Previous Experience in Maintenance, Can I Pass My Maintenance Test?

Yes, but you will need to dedicate a long time to study.

Maintenance tests usually screen candidates for positions that require vocational experience in and of themselves. As such, they are knowledge tests - you are expected to have thorough knowledge over multiple fields.

Studying everything from scratch is possible, yet requires a lot of effort and time.

What Topics Are Usually Included in Maintenance Tests?

Maintenance tests contain a wide variety of topics. These tests are usually based upon a pool of topics, from which the ones most important for the specific job are taken (for instance - electrical topics for maintenance electrician).

Common topics may include:

  • Print Reading
  • Power Transmission
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Materials, Tools, and Equipment
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Electrical Theory
  • Control Circuits
  • Test Instruments
  • Electronics
  • PLC
What's the Difference Between Amazon's Tech 2 and Tech 3 Maintenance Tests?

Amazon's maintenance test is the most popular maintenance test on the market. It is given to candidates in one of 3 levels (1,2, and 3), the most popular of which are the last two.

The Tech 3 test is considered more advanced than the Tech 2 test, and also includes one section that does not appear on the Tech 2 - Electronics and PLC.

 

The Electrician Apprenticeship Aptitude Test (IBEW)

Is the IBEW Aptitude Test the Same for All Locals?

In the U.S., yes, the test is identical for all IBEW locals. In Canada, however, the test is different.

I Have No Experience or Knowledge of Electricity, Can I Pass the Test?

Absolutely. Contrary to popular belief, the IBEW Aptitude Test contains no questions about electricity - only math and reading comprehension.

How Long Should I Study Before the IBEW Aptitude Test?

That mostly depends on your level of math. If you have a good foundation of basic arithmetic skills, a 1-month study period is usually enough. If not, it is recommended to set more time (3-6 months), depending on how much study time you can set daily.

 

The Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT)

 

What does the EIAT Test Include?

The EIAT (Elevator Industry Aptitude Test) includes three sections with 30-35 questions each: basic math, verbal reasoning, and mechanical aptitude.

Is the EIAT Test the Same for All IUEC Locals?

Yes. The EIAT is uniform across all IUEC locals.

Does the EIAT Include a Tool Recognition Test?

Yes and no. The EIAT itself does not include a tool recognition test. However, on the test day, you will request to sit a tool recognition test after completing the EIAT.

The tool recognition test score will be calculated as a part of your interview section score.

How to Pass the Interview Stage of the IUEC Hiring Process?

Here are 3 tips for the interview section which comes after (and only if you have passed) the EIAT:

  1. Get to know the employer – A representative of your prospective employer will be present in the interview. It is therefore recommended to know the company you apply to and the scope of their activity.
  2. Reveal personality traits typical of good technical workers – The expected traits of a good technical worker are thoroughness, perseverance, team player, and analytical skills. On the other hand, technical employees are expected to show that they do NOT have traits such as risk-taking or the need for change.
  3. Focus on safety - Both the IUEC and the employers consider safety and protocol adherence standards a primary concern when assessing candidates.

 

 

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