Made-to-measure learning.

Closing the skills gap is essential for manufacturers to stay competitive. Effective assessment of knowledge is a critical first step in your overall training plan.

Create tailored schedules with self-paced delivery.

At Tooling U-SME, we know exactly what you need. Our assessments allow you to align competencies, curriculum, and the needs of individual workers so they can study their specific courses in a self-paced learning environment.

Align classes to your requirements.

Directly align your training with the competencies you require. Using the Tooling U-SME Competency Framework, you set the competencies necessary for your specific workplace. Assessment questions are derived from our extensive course libraries, which are fully mapped to our industry-proved curriculum.

Eliminate unnecessary classes.

Pre-filter each course schedule to meet individual needs. Based on the results of the assessment, each person’s schedule can be set to include classes that address gaps and eliminate those that are unnecessary. Individual customization optimizes and expedites training.

Evaluate effectiveness.

Post-Training Assessments, similar to the Pre-Program Assessments, are directly mapped to the competencies required and the curriculum taught. Learning progress is measured objectively, allowing for clear, concise reporting that can be linked to ROI.




Assessment Description
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Advanced CNC Machinist Assessment Test – Nov ‘16

The Advanced CNC Machinist Assessment tests more advanced concepts for a machinist, including statistics, GD&T, heat treatment, leadership and management, fixtures, cutting tool materials and selection, G-code programming and calculations for the lathe and mill, and introductory fluid system safety, fundamentals, and print reading. Topic areas also include lean manufacturing, six sigma, Kaizen events, statistical process control, and process flow charting. The assessment also contains a comprehensive group of questions on brand-specific controls, including Fanuc, Haas, and Mazak control panels, offset entering, program zero location, program execution and storage, and first part runs, as well as EIA/ISO and Mazatrol programming for Mazak machines. All questions map to TU-SME classes.

Number of Questions: 171

Foundational CNC Machinist Assessment Test – Nov ‘16

The Foundational CNC Machinist Assessment tests basic concepts for a beginner-level machinist, including safety, basic measurement, print reading, and applied mathematics. Topic areas also include identifying the components and functionality of the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill, manual machining, and workholding concepts. The assessment also contains a comprehensive group of questions on metal cutting, including identifying tool geometry, speeds and feeds, and cutting fluids. All questions map to TU-SME classes.

Number of Questions: 159

Job: Arc Welder - UPDATED

The assessment for arc welders tests for an understanding of electrical conductivity and circuits, arc welding equipment and processes, properties of metals, and print reading. This assessment also addresses proper safety practices. Test questions are based on class material from the electrical systems, inspection, materials, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and welding departments.

Number of Questions: 112

Job: Assember: Electrical - UPDATED

The assessment for electrical assemblers tests for an understanding of electrical circuits and components, mechanical fasteners and torque, methods for inspecting finished parts, and print reading skills. This assessment also addresses quality methods such as lean systems and cell design. Test questions are based on class material from the electrical systems, fasteners, inspection, materials, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments.

Number of Questions: 152

Job: Assembler Program - UPDATED

The assessment for assemblers tests for an understanding of mechanical fasteners and torque, methods for inspecting finished parts, basic welding principles, and print reading skills. This assessment also addresses quality methods such as lean systems and cell design. Test questions are based on class material from the fasteners, inspection, materials, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, welding, and workholding departments.

Number of Questions: 142

Job: CNC Operator: Lathe - UPDATED

The assessment for CNC lathe operators tests for an understanding of CNC coordinate systems and offsets, basic G code programming, part inspection, print reading, and cutting tool theory. This assessment also addresses machine setup and setup reduction practices. Test questions are based on class material from the CNC, inspection, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments.

Number of Questions: 208

Job: CNC Operator: Mill - UPDATED

The assessment for CNC mill operators tests for an understanding of CNC coordinate systems and offsets, basic G code programming, part inspection, print reading, and cutting tool theory. This assessment also addresses machine setup and setup reduction practices. Test questions are based on class material from the CNC, inspection, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments.

Number of Questions: 206

Job: CNC Programmer - UPDATED

The assessment for CNC programmers tests for a solid understanding of G code programming, part dimensioning, workpiece materials, speeds and feeds, cutting tool theory, and workholding setups. This assessment also addresses setup reduction and process control. Test questions are based on class material from the CNC, inspection, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments.

Number of Questions: 228

Job: Electrician: Industrial - UPDATED

The assessment for industrial electricians tests for a thorough knowledge of electrical circuits and components, mechanical fasteners and hand tools, mechanical drives, and a broad knowledge of industrial machines. This assessment also addresses preventive maintenance and similar approaches. Test questions are based on class material from the electrical systems, fasteners, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and stamping departments.

Number of Questions: 188

Job: Industrial Sales - UPDATED

The assessment for industrial sales tests for a familiarity with grinding tools, cutting tools, fasteners and hand tools, punch and die components, and other assorted tooling components. This assessment also addresses recent quality initiatives and process improvement methods. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, CNC, EDM, fasteners, inspection, manual machining, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, stamping, welding, and workholding departments.

Number of Questions: 146

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Advanced CNC Machinist Assessment Test – Nov ‘16 The Advanced CNC Machinist Assessment tests more advanced concepts for a machinist, including statistics, GD&T, heat treatment, leadership and management, fixtures, cutting tool materials and selection, G-code programming and calculations for the lathe and mill, and introductory fluid system safety, fundamentals, and print reading. Topic areas also include lean manufacturing, six sigma, Kaizen events, statistical process control, and process flow charting. The assessment also contains a comprehensive group of questions on brand-specific controls, including Fanuc, Haas, and Mazak control panels, offset entering, program zero location, program execution and storage, and first part runs, as well as EIA/ISO and Mazatrol programming for Mazak machines. All questions map to TU-SME classes.171
Foundational CNC Machinist Assessment Test – Nov ‘16 The Foundational CNC Machinist Assessment tests basic concepts for a beginner-level machinist, including safety, basic measurement, print reading, and applied mathematics. Topic areas also include identifying the components and functionality of the CNC Lathe and CNC Mill, manual machining, and workholding concepts. The assessment also contains a comprehensive group of questions on metal cutting, including identifying tool geometry, speeds and feeds, and cutting fluids. All questions map to TU-SME classes.159
Job: Arc Welder - UPDATED The assessment for arc welders tests for an understanding of electrical conductivity and circuits, arc welding equipment and processes, properties of metals, and print reading. This assessment also addresses proper safety practices. Test questions are based on class material from the electrical systems, inspection, materials, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and welding departments. 112
Job: Assember: Electrical - UPDATED The assessment for electrical assemblers tests for an understanding of electrical circuits and components, mechanical fasteners and torque, methods for inspecting finished parts, and print reading skills. This assessment also addresses quality methods such as lean systems and cell design. Test questions are based on class material from the electrical systems, fasteners, inspection, materials, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments. 152
Job: Assembler Program - UPDATED The assessment for assemblers tests for an understanding of mechanical fasteners and torque, methods for inspecting finished parts, basic welding principles, and print reading skills. This assessment also addresses quality methods such as lean systems and cell design. Test questions are based on class material from the fasteners, inspection, materials, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, welding, and workholding departments. 142
Job: CNC Operator: Lathe - UPDATED The assessment for CNC lathe operators tests for an understanding of CNC coordinate systems and offsets, basic G code programming, part inspection, print reading, and cutting tool theory. This assessment also addresses machine setup and setup reduction practices. Test questions are based on class material from the CNC, inspection, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments. 208
Job: CNC Operator: Mill - UPDATED The assessment for CNC mill operators tests for an understanding of CNC coordinate systems and offsets, basic G code programming, part inspection, print reading, and cutting tool theory. This assessment also addresses machine setup and setup reduction practices. Test questions are based on class material from the CNC, inspection, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments. 206
Job: CNC Programmer - UPDATED The assessment for CNC programmers tests for a solid understanding of G code programming, part dimensioning, workpiece materials, speeds and feeds, cutting tool theory, and workholding setups. This assessment also addresses setup reduction and process control. Test questions are based on class material from the CNC, inspection, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments. 228
Job: Electrician: Industrial - UPDATED The assessment for industrial electricians tests for a thorough knowledge of electrical circuits and components, mechanical fasteners and hand tools, mechanical drives, and a broad knowledge of industrial machines. This assessment also addresses preventive maintenance and similar approaches. Test questions are based on class material from the electrical systems, fasteners, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and stamping departments. 188
Job: Industrial Sales - UPDATED The assessment for industrial sales tests for a familiarity with grinding tools, cutting tools, fasteners and hand tools, punch and die components, and other assorted tooling components. This assessment also addresses recent quality initiatives and process improvement methods. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, CNC, EDM, fasteners, inspection, manual machining, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, stamping, welding, and workholding departments. 146
Job: Inspector: Mechanical - UPDATED The assessment for mechanical inspectors tests for a strong knowledge of math and print reading, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, advanced inspection tools such as CMMs and optical comparators, locating principles, and a working knowledge of common manufacturing processes. This assessment also addresses common quality initiatives and process control. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, electrical systems, inspection, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments. 138
Job: Machinist/Machine Setter - UPDATED The assessment for machinists/machine setters tests for an understanding of cutting tool theory, CNC coordinate systems, basic G code programming, manual machining, part inspection, and workpiece material properties. This assessment also thoroughly addresses print reading, math skills, and duties related to first-time setups for new jobs. Test questions are based on class material from the CNC, EDM, inspection, manual machining, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments. 222
Job: Machinist: Tool Room - UPDATED The assessment for tool room machinists tests for an understanding of manual machine operation, cutting tool theory, part inspection, grinding operations, and workpiece material properties. This assessment also thoroughly addresses print reading and math skills. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, inspection, manual machining, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop mathematics/print reading, and workholding departments. 200
Job: Maintenance and Repair: General - UPDATED The assessment for general maintenance and repair tests for a broad knowledge of electrical systems and wiring, fluid systems and plumbing, mechanical drives and machines, hand tools and fasteners, and print reading. This assessment also addresses preventive maintenance and similar approaches. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, electrical systems, fasteners, inspection, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, and shop mathematics/print reading departments. 204
Job: Maintenance and Repair: Industrial Machinery - UPDATED The assessment for maintenance and repair for industrial machinery tests for a thorough knowledge of electrical circuits and components, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, mechanical drives and components, hand tools and fasteners, welding equipment, and a broad knowledge of manufacturing processes. This assessment also addresses total productive maintenance (TPM) and similar approaches. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, CNC, electrical systems, fasteners, manual machining, materials, metal cutting, quality, safety, and shop mathematics/print reading, stamping, and welding departments. 284