Job Performance Test

The Job Performance test is the “hands-on” portion of a certification test. It is a three (3)-hour test composed of five (5) or six (6) separate stations depending on the level. Only an IFPS Accredited Job Performance Proctor can conduct this test.

The IFPS Job Performance Test is required for Connector & Conductor certification test and  all Mechanic and Technician certification tests. All IFPS certification tests also require a written test.

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Job Performance Test Locations
 Connector and Conductor (CC)

 August 27, 2015
Centennial, CO
 August 28, 2015
Fairfield, OH
 September 25, 2015Pittsburgh, PA
 Mechanic and Technician
 September 25, 2015
Henderson, NV
 September 25, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA
 October 9, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA
 November 6, 2015
Houston, TX

Retaking the job performance test: If you need to retake the Job Performance test, the entire test must be taken; specific station testing is not allowed.

Job Performance Stations for Mechanic and Technician Certifications

Station # 1
Identify 20 components by their symbolic representation on a schematic drawing. The schematic at this station will be either Mobile Hydraulic, Industrial Hydraulic, or Pneumatic depending upon your test. You will be required to give a written explanation for each component. This is not a multiple choice station.

Station # 2
This station has ten (10) fasteners and ten (10) fittings that require identification as to type, size, length, thread, and grade. Each item has five (5) multiple choice answers from which to choose.

Station # 3
This station is for testing the candidate in the use of a Multimeter.  There are 14 questions for readings taken on a test circuit board.  It is not multiple choice. The readings are for voltage, amperage, and resistance.

Station # 4
This station tests your ability to take measurements of a part that range from 1/16” to .0001” and requires using scales, calipers, and micrometers. A pump piston and a hydraulic valve spool are used for the measurements. This is not a multiple choice station.

Station # 5
Requires identifying size, type, and pressure ratings of two (2) steel tubes, two (2) rubber hoses, one (1) copper, and one (1) nylon tube. Dial calipers and data sheets are provided to aid in this task. This station is not multiple choice.

Station # 6
Bend and flare a tube assembly to fit a fixture. This tests the skills of measuring, cutting, flaring, and assembly for compound bending to fit a fixture. All tubing, tools, and data sheets are provided.

Job Performance Stations for Conductor and Connector Certification

Station # 1 Fasteners:      
There are 13 fasteners used at this station. Fasteners selected are typical of those used in the industrial and mobile marketplace. Fasteners are in a compartmented box with suitable tags. These tags are numbered to correspond with the test item number. Other items provided are dial caliper, scale, identification tables, and thread gage. All charts, tables, and station identifications are plastic laminated.

Station # 2 Fittings:
This test contains 12 fittings typical of those used in the fluid power industry. Fittings are in a compartmented box with suitable tags that correspond to test item numbers. Other items provided are Scale, Metric, and SAE thread guides. Thread gage. All charts, tables, and station identifications are plastic laminated.

Station # 3 Measurements:
Test station has five (5) hose assemblies. Each has two (2) or four (4) questions to be answered with the exception of number one (1) that has five. There are several coupling dimension charts that are provided to aid in answering the questions. Furnished with this station: scale, charts, dial caliper, and a protractor.

Station # 4 Hose and Tube Identification:
There are eigtht (8) hoses and two (2) tubes to identify. These items are tagged and in a compartmented box. This station includes: dial caliper, hose identification charts, hose pressure charts, tubing pressure charts, and station identification chart. All plastic laminated.

Station # 5 Diagnostics:
This station is for inspection and diagnostics of two (2) hose samples, six (6) hose assemblies, two (2) tube assemblies, and six (6) graphic hose assembly installations. All hose and tubing assemblies are in a compartmented box and labeled to correspond with test questions.

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