Shlomik Silbiger

Expert in Amazon Recruitment, SHL, Watson Glaser, Mechanical, Electrical, and pre-apprenticeship tests.

Shlomik has been working as a test developer at JobTestPrep for the last 5 years. Holding a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Shlomik is the team’s expert in mechanical, electrical, and pre-apprenticeship tests.

He has led the development of most of our prep courses in these areas, such as the Ramsay and Bennett mechanical tests, electrician, and elevator technician apprenticeship tests. In addition, Shlomik utilizes his thorough experience in the test-prep multiverse to become an expert in several popular general cognitive assessments, such as SHL tests and the notorious Watson Glaser.

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While both tests cover the same topics overall, the Tech III version contains one unique section - Electronics and PLC.

In addition, the Tech III test is more advanced and contains more difficult questions.

Yes, but you will need to dedicate a long time to study.

Maintenance tests usually screen candidates for positions that require vocational experience in and of themselves. As such, they are knowledge tests - you are expected to have thorough knowledge over multiple fields.

Studying everything from scratch is possible, yet requires a lot of effort and time.

Maintenance tests contain a wide variety of topics. These tests are usually based upon a pool of topics, from which the ones most important for the specific job are taken (for instance - electrical topics for maintenance electrician).

Common topics may include:

  • Print Reading
  • Power Transmission
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Materials, Tools, and Equipment
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Electrical Theory
  • Control Circuits
  • Test Instruments
  • Electronics
  • PLC

Amazon's maintenance test is the most popular maintenance test on the market. It is given to candidates in one of 3 levels (1,2, and 3), the most popular of which are the last two.

The Tech 3 test is considered more advanced than the Tech 2 test, and also includes one section that does not appear on the Tech 2 - Electronics and PLC.

Maintenance Tests

In the U.S., yes, the test is identical for all IBEW locales. In Canada, however, the test is different.

Absolutely. Contrary to popular belief, the IBEW Aptitude Test contains no questions about electricity - only math and reading comprehension.

That mostly depends on your level of math. If you have a good foundation of basic arithmetic skills, a 1-month study period is usually enough. If not, it is recommended to set more time (3-6 months), depending on how much study time you can set daily.

The Elevator Industry Aptitude Test (EIAT)

The EIAT (Elevator Industry Aptitude Test) includes three sections with 30-35 questions each: basic math, verbal reasoning, and mechanical aptitude.

Yes. The EIAT is uniform across all IUEC locales.

Yes and no. The EIAT itself does not include a tool recognition test. However, on the test day, you will request to sit a tool recognition test after completing the EIAT.

The tool recognition test score will be calculated as a part of your interview section score.