Draftsman/Drafting Technician

This comprehensive pre-employment test taps key aptitude and behavioral traits for this essential technician job.

Pre-Employment Test

Purpose: 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.

About This Test: This test will take most candidates approximately 30 minutes. It consists of 3 parts:

  • An untimed personality assessment
  • A 7-minute timed 2D Form Pattern Recognition Test
  • A 5-minute timed 3D Spatial Reasoning Test

What the Report Gives You: A graphical display of personality trait scores, feedback regarding strengths and developmental concerns, explanation of aptitude results and suggested interview questions.

Testing Process:

  • Immediate score report upon completion.
  • Proctoring desirable but not required.
  • The use of mobile phones is discouraged.

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://resourceassociates.com/tests/engineering-technical-math-test/

Time Limit: Untimed

Sample Personality Item:

For the statement 
on the left
I feel very strongly about it
I feel it describes me most of the time
I can’t decide between the two statements
I feel it describes me most of the time
I feel very strongly about it
For the statement 
on the right
I put forth a great deal of effort at work because my real passion is my career.
I come to work and do what is asked of me, but my real enjoyment in life is when I go home.
Sample Question for 2D Form Pattern Recognition

Sample Question for 3D Spatial Reasoning Test

How many blocks is the X touching?

(A) 4 (B) 3 (C) 7 (D) 6

(Sample questions differ from actual test appearance and do not contain real test content.)

The Draftsman/Drafting Technician Evaluates:


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
2-D Form Pattern Recognition 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 their 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 mile


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