Maintenance Technician Test

A maintenance technician test assesses a candidate on the key skills and knowledge needed for the role.

  • What is a maintenance technician test?

    A maintenance technician test uses multiple-choice questions to determine what level of understanding a candidate has of broad maintenance knowledge.

    The maintenance technician test evaluates a candidate's understanding of various technical and physical maintenance requirements, as well as their overall suitability for the role, looking at their attention to detail, recognition of safety regulations, and computer skills.

    Performing well on this test demonstrates a candidate is likely to have the aptitudes required to succeed in a maintenance technician role. Employers can use this test in the early stages of recruitment to shortlist only the most qualified candidates.

About the Maintenance Technician Test

Maintenance technician roles can vary between industries, with building, industrial and fleet maintenance some of the most common denominations. These would all require specialist skills, but all are required to repair and maintain the facility in which they work, including its contents.

This test assesses a candidate’s competency in the core skills required to perform in a maintenance technician role.

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  • Why should you use a maintenance technician test for recruiting?

    Shortlisting maintenance technician candidates based on resumes is difficult. The position asks for a diverse set of skills that can be hard to identify on paper. It’s a challenge to decipher who the best candidates would be in practice without further investigation.

    A maintenance technician test removes this obstacle and gives employers the ability to disseminate skills tests to any number of candidates. The comparative data you receive will give an unbiased insight into how well suited each candidate is, making the recruitment process more efficient.

    The test will highlight the level of understanding a candidate has of a range of technical skills, from repairs and appropriate tool usage through to hypothetical maintenance scenarios. It also measures their knowledge of safety requirements, attention to detail, ability to use basic computer systems, and to communicate needs effectively.

    Applicants highlighted as meeting the requirements of the role can be shortlisted, while those who do not demonstrate the necessary skill set can be excluded.

    A maintenance technician test could be useful for the following additional roles:

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Results for the Maintenance Technician Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses maintenance technician skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. verbal reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. detail orientation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a maintenance technician were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our maintenance technician test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

Maintenance Technician Test FAQs

What skills are needed to be a maintenance technician?

The key skills required to be successful in a maintenance technician role include:

  • Broad technical knowledge
  • Trades and facility management experience
  • Resourceful and able to solve problems quickly
  • Good communication skills
  • Strict adherence to health and safety procedures
  • Reasonable computer skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Physical strength and dexterity
What does the maintenance technician test consist of?

Picked's test for maintenance technicians consists of a series of multiple-choice questions. These range from showcasing technical know-how to computer literacy and risk assessment, and aim to determine how well equipped the candidate is to perform to a high standard.

What is the cost for Picked’s maintenance technician test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we’ll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won’t be charged a penny.

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