Math Test for Setup Positions

Test if potential hires have math ability for manufacturing / machine setup job using our “Math Test for Setup Positions.”

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Math Test for Setup Positions

Purpose: The Math Test for Setup Positions contains math problems often found in industrial settings. The test measures an applicant’s ability to solve basic arithmetic (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing), decimals, ranges, metric measurement, and graphical / math reasoning problems. The difficulty level of this test is approximately ninth grade competency. The test is useful when employees must use math skills to solve various problems of a technical nature, typically those that require math competence for mechanical functions.

About this Test: An untimed Basic Math for Setup test that should take approximately 15 minutes to complete

High Scorers: People scoring high on the Math Test for Setup Positions tend to be efficient in handling their duties. They can work independently to solve fairly complex quantitative problems and they tend not to make many math or math reasoning errors.

Low Scorers: People scoring low on this test may not profit well from instruction on how to solve basic math problems in the work place. They are easily confused by math problems and tend to depend on others to handle these aspects of the job.

Target Group: We recommend using this test for positions such as: Machine Setup Operator, Machine Operator, Machinist, Production Operator, Maintenance Technicians, etc.

Testing Process: Online aptitude testing provides immediate reporting. Proctoring is desirable but not required.

Sample Questions for Math Test For Setup Positions

2.11 + .078 =

(A) 0.16458 (B) 2.88 (C) 2.178 (D) 2.032 (E) 2.188

Which number is larger? 0.159 OR 1.520

(A) 0.159 (B) 1.520

How many quarter turns are required to achieve a setting of 5.08?

(A) 2 (B) 4 (C) 8 (D) 10 (E) 12

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

Select Validity Information: On average, this test is significantly related r=.30** with composite job performance ratings; r=.22* with productivity; r=.24* with dependability; r=.28** with ability to work under stress; r=.20* with productivity; r=.28* with new learning; r=.37** with quality; r=.23* with teamwork; r=.29** with overall job performance rating.


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