CNC Skills Assessments

CNC Skills Assessment
using the CNC Test Device (CNCTD)

The CNC Test Device is designed to screen and train for CNC setup operators with production responsibilities. The device provides a means of quantitatively screening for CNC operator setup positions, for use in evaluating job applicants, and as a grading device for training purposes.

The candidate is given assessment instructions, a job setup sheet, and is given an opportunity to familiarize himself/herself with the CNC machine. The assessment identifies and measures the candidates ability to set up the work holding device and indicate square, ability to zero out X-Y-&-Z axis, ability to measure and load a tool table for four different cutting tools, ability to use edge finder, flip indicator, height gauge, dial caliper and micrometer correctly, ability to read a print and follow setup sheet, manufacture CNC parts and verify the part has been made correctly to the QC inspection sheet.

The CNC Skills Assessment Program takes the uncertainty out of the hiring process. No longer will hiring managers need to hope a candidate possesses the skills and experience they represent. The assessment program separates individuals by skill levels, identifying the strongest candidates to drive productivity in your shop.

The process is designed to separate CNC production operators based on the speed and accuracy the candidate completes the set of instructions.

Lower the Risk & Cost of Hiring by Identifying Skills Prior to Hire

As the skills shortage grows more acute each year and margin pressures mount, it’s more critical than ever before to make the right hiring decision. Our validated Manufacturing Skills Assessment Program, using portable assessment machines and a Hands-On, Performance-Based methodology, identifies the most skilled, most capable, and most trainable candidates and incumbents.

Hands-On, Performance-Based

Identifying and quantifying skills prior to hire is the single most effective means to insure a quality, highly productive hiring decision. This solution provides a Return-On-Investment over 100% the first year of implementation. These industrial skills assessments have been administered over 1,000,000 times generating savings in excess of $10 billion for our manufacturing clients.

The efficacy of the assessment program has been confirmed by over three dozen validation studies conducted by Industrial/Organizational PhD’s and by over forty-five years of success driving productivity in the field.

Read more about how our Skills Assessment Programs can be used to issue college credit for participants based on the assessment score achieved.