The Do Nothing Machine – Minimizer Test

The “Do Nothing” Machine or Minimizer Test (colorful nicknames for the Standard Timing Model) is our mechanical skills assessment device used to identify mechanical skills and competencies when hiring Maintenance Professionals, Machine Operators, Electro-Mechanical Personnel, Assemblers and Technicians. There are varying degrees of assessment difficulty depending on the position you’re hiring for. For example, the assessment protocols for a Maintenance Mechanic Position are more challenging than the assessment protocols for a Machine Operator position.

The process identifies many mechanical skills, which collectively can be characterized as “Mechanical Troubleshooting Ability.”

This process quantifies mechanical skills and competencies that traditional aptitude tests are not designed for and can’t identify.

In addition to identifying and measuring pre-existing skills for both Maintenance and Operator positions, the program also identifies mechanical aptitude in individuals that have not yet been properly trained. Our clients use this capability when they hire entry level team members that must be trained internally. Aptitude translates directly to trainability.

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.