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Old 09-24-2011, 10:52 AM   #1
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i am getting a job in a millworks shop and they require a skills test. anyone know what i am to expect.

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Basic math, proper tool use, basic first aid would be my guess. It would be the same stuff that a person would have to go through during shop class, back when high schools used to offer Industrial Arts.

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If it were me, I'd have you work on each of the machines to see if you knew what you were doing.
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Ron, that may be the next test, some of the people you may not want to touch a tool it's much safer to have them use a pencil first.
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Ron, that may be the next test, some of the people you may not want to touch a tool it's much safer to have them use a pencil first.
Life, I can only speak for me. What other people do is their business.
There would be some interviewing and pre screening involved, but I wasn't writing a safety tome.
The point was that I would be interested in their hands on experience primarily.
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Mike, if you were being tested for a job in my shop you wouldn't touch a tool until I knew you were capable, I would not want the lawsuit for putting some one inexperienced on a dangerous tool.

I am sure they will find out what your experiences are before anything else, at least a smart person would.
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If it were me, I'd have you work on each of the machines to see if you knew what you were doing.
Ron, in Shop class, we did not touch a tool, until we went through proper safety procedures, and instruction about shop etiquette.

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