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Maintenance Skills Testing with SynergyTech

Maintenance Skills Assessments

SynergyTech has developed Maintenance Skills Assessment Tests that are in line with NWA industry needs. The skills tests assess an individual’s general knowledge of electrical, PLC, mechanical and fluid power. The tests are based on the material covered by the multi-craft courses offered at SynergyTech. They contain multiple-choice questions and are allotted two hours to administer. Generally, they require no more than one to one and one-half hours. In the near future, SynergyTech will also be offering a hands-on skill assessment. An example of this assessment may be a person who knows Ohm’s law, but does not know how to physically measure current flow.

Benefits of Assessing

  • Allows management to identify what courses are needed or not needed for an individual.
  • Identify if individuals are ready for vendor specific training.
  • Informed career path decisions

Critical Skills Development

SynergyTech's Amatrol-based, hands-on Maintenance Technical Training equips participants with the critical skills they need to knowledgably and competently perform both preventive and reactive maintenance. The skills developed within each discipline, whether it is Basic AC/DC; Mechanical; Motor Controls; Hydraulics/Pneumatics or PLCs also provide problem-solving activities such as components sizing and selection; system layout and program design and challenges workers to adapt to new situations by including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Tuning/Adjustment
  • Operation
  • Installation
  • Maintenance/Repair
  • Applications

Make your workforce more knowledgeable and identify their skill-gaps by assessing them with our Maintenance Skills Assessment Test System. (MSATS)

SynergyTech's assessment tests are able to measure existing general knowledge and provides collection and reporting of assessment data that can be used to:

  1. 1. Identify areas of expertise
  2. 2. Evaluate training needs
  3. 3. Inform team placements
  4. 4. Develop employment strategies
  5. 5. Steer career development.

SynergyTech can supply correlated results of all assessments, with specific skills deficiencies and recommendations for training. We can also integrate your own skills tests and quizzes from non-Amatrol products (OSHA safety, welding, etc.) so that your entire maintenance training program will have a common and valuable method of assessment.

As well as being customizable to include your own testing, SynergyTech is able to provide a hands-on practical assessment to be delivered as an element of the multiple-choice skills assessment testing - this works well for folk who for various reasons, tend to perform poorly when confronted with written knowledge tests. The tests allow fast and effective assessment of your workforce either onsite or at SynergyTech and at a time to suit both work commitments and management time constraints. The basic test takes no more than 2 hours to complete.

The Basic Maintenance Tests are comprised of 900 multiple-choice questions drawn from each of the 5 disciplines.

Available Skills Assesement Tests

Mechanical Drives

Mechanical Drives identifies general knowledge of:

Level 1

  • Motor Mounting
  • Soft Foot
  • Basic Shaft Alignment
  • Chain Drives
  • Belt Drives
  • Spur Gear Drives

Level 2

  • Bushings
  • Heavy Duty Chain Drives
  • Heavy Duty Belt Drives
  • Timing/HTD Belt Drives
  • Lubrication

Level 3

  • Plain Bearings
  • Ball Bearings
  • Roller Bearings
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Right Angle Gears
  • Gearboxes

Fluid Power

Fluid Power identifies knowledge of:

Level 1

  • Gear Pumps
  • Hydraulic Power Units
  • Air Compressors
  • Principles of Flow and Pressure
  • Cylinders/Motors
  • Pressure Control Valves
  • Directional Control Valves
  • Flow Control Valves
  • Simulation Software

Level 2

  • Electrical Valves (Hydraulic)
  • Electrical Valves (Pneumatic)

Motor Control

Motor Control identifies knowledge of:

Level 1

  • Ladder Diagram Design
  • Control Relays
  • Manual Switches
  • Automatic Switches –
    Float, Limit, Pressure, and Liquid Level
  • Control Relay Circuits – Ladder Diagrams

Level 2

  • Timers/Counters
  • Electronic Sensors
  • Reduced Voltage Starting
  • Motor Braking
  • 3-Phase Transformers

Level 3

  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Speed and Torque
  • Acceleration, Deceleration, and Braking
  • Fault Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

Basic Electrical Systems

Basic Electrical Systems identifies knowledge of:

Level 1

  • Principles of Voltage and Current
  • Principles of Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance
  • Multimeters
  • Manual Switches
  • Basic Output Devices
  • Relays
  • Power Generation Principles
  • Circuit Protection
  • Transformers
  • Relay Control
  • Control Circuits

Basic Electrical Machines

Basic Electrical Machines identifies knowledge of:

Level 1

  • Series, Shunt, Compound DC Motors
  • Split Phase 1-Phase AC Motors
  • Capacitor Start 1-Phase AC Motors
  • Two Capacitor 1-Phase AC Motors
  • 3-Phase AC Motors
  • Generators
  • Alternators
  • Synchronous Motors
  • Wound Rotor Motors

PLC Troubleshooting

PLC Troubleshooting identifies knowledge of:

Level 1

  • Introduction to Programmable Controllers
  • Basic PLC Programming
  • PLC Motor Control
  • Discrete I/O Interfacing
  • Introduction to PLC Troubleshooting
  • PLC Systems Troubleshooting
  • Event Sequencing
  • Application Development
  • PLC Timer Instructions
  • PLC Counter Instructions
  • Program Control Instructions
  • Math and Data Move Instructions