Job Performance Stations for Mechanics and Technicians

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Station # 1 Identify Fluid Power Symbols:
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 detailed written explanation for each component. This is not a multiple-choice station.

Station # 2 Identify Fasteners and Fittings:
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 Use of Multimeter:
This station is for testing the candidate in the use of a Multimeter.  There are 20 questions for readings using the multimeter on a test circuit board. The readings are for voltage, amperage, and resistance. This station consists of both multiple choice as well as fill in the blank questions. 


Station # 4 Measure a Cylinder Piston:
This station tests the ability to take measurements of a hydraulic component and requires proficiency using scales, calipers, and micrometers. A cylinder piston is used for the measurements. Candidates are required to make 10 precision measurements using three tools. Three measurements are made with a steel scale, +/- 1/32”. Four measurements are made with a digital caliper, +/- 0.005”. Three additional measurements are made with a micrometer, +/- 0.0005”.  This is not a multiple-choice station.

Station # 5 Fluid Conductors:
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 datasheets are provided to aid in this task. This station is not multiple choice.


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