This comprehensive pre-employment test taps key aptitude and behavioral traits for this essential technician job.
Purpose and when to use it: RA’s Draftsman/Drafting Technician Test is useful for screening potential employees who will be tasked with preparing diagrams, drawings and layouts for a variety of projects including those related to architecture, construction, machinery and infrastructure. These technicians ensure that drawings comply with company specs and industry best standards and practices.
The Draftsman Test should be used to find detail-minded employees who can effectively problem solve. The most successful candidates will also be good time managers, able to work alone or collaboratively, and possess the interpersonal skills to interact with internal and external customers.
About the Test:
This assessment battery includes the following components:
- A set of personality dimensions assessing important and functional traits for the role
- A 5 minute 3-D aptitude test
- A 7 minute 2-D Reasoning/ Form Pattern aptitude test
- This test takes most individuals 30 minutes to complete.
Target group: We recommend using this test for the positions of CAD Draftsman, CAD Operator, Drafter, Draftsperson, Survey Draftsman, Designer Draftsman, or Engineering Technician, among other technical roles.
What the Report Gives You: The report provides a graphical display of aptitude and personality trait scores, score interpretation guidance–including a detailed list of strengths and developmental concerns–and suggested interview questions.
Testing Process: RA’s online personality testing can be done from any device with a reliable internet connection. The use of mobile phones is discouraged. Test results are provided immediately.
Recommended Options: Testing for advanced math aptitude with an engineering focus can provide additional predictive information about your Draftsman candidate’s technical ability. If engineering math skills are crucial to job success we recommend adding RA’s Engineering/Technical Math Test to your screening tools: https://www.resourceassociates.com/tests/engineering-technical-math-test/
Validity information: Refer to RA’s Technical Manual https://www.resourceassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/pre-employment-personality-testing-official-manual.pdf
|Less Desirable Behaviors||Test Content||Desirable Behaviors|
|Difficult to assemble parts into a whole||3-D Reasoning||Can visualize how a three dimensional object fits together|
|Difficulty visualizing objects fitting together; troubleshooting / design work may|
be slow; often needs assistance from other workers
|2D Form Pattern Recognition Aptitude||Better able to see how parts fit together; quicker and more capable in accomplishing tasks|
|Timid, lacks courage to confront difficult subjects||Assertiveness||Willing to present his opinion and debate various options|
|Fails to live up to promises||Conscientiousness||Reliable, dependable|
|More concerned about self|
than customers. Stingy
with time and service
|Customer Service Responsiveness||Concerned about customer|
satisfaction. Giving and helpful
|Overreacts to stress, gets upset easily||Emotional Stability / Resilience||Calm, level-headed, handles stress well|
|Sticks with tried-and-true approaches, resistant to new ideas||Openness||Enjoys learning and new ideas, innovative|
|Finds fault easily, negative attitudes||Optimism/Enthusiasm||Believes In positive future, good motivator|
|Doesn’t want to coordinate with others||Teamwork||Able to coordinate and work cooperatively|
|Does the minimum||Work Drive||Willing to go the extra mite|
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