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Jet Blue Mechanics Pre-screening Test  
User currently offlineSuisjes From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 16127 times:

Does anybody know what the mechanics assesement test is all about? Does anyone have a heads up? I don't want to get caught with my pants down.

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16121 times:

Basically covers everything..EVERYTHING you learned in A&P school, I assume. All airlines are like this, are they not?


A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineSuisjes From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 16090 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):

THEY ARE NOT!


User currently offlineMQTmxguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 16094 times:

I took one for AAeagle. It was basically a test to make sure your not an absolute moron. Don't worry about it, I could have passed it just fine before I went to A&P school.


Well at least we can all take comfort in the fact that NW will never retire their DC-9s
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 16111 times:



Quoting Suisjes (Reply 2):
THEY ARE NOT

Aaah, I know Delta required it a few years back.

Quoting MQTmxguy (Reply 3):
Don't worry about it, I could have passed it just fine before I went to A&P school.

jetBlue's is not quite that easy. I know a few of the guys that developed it....but that's all I can offer. Never seen it....



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineSuisjes From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 16094 times:

Thanks guys for all your help, I think I am going to go in there and give all I got so, we will see....
I know two people that have failed so, saylavee...


User currently offlineMQTmxguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 16093 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
jetBlue's is not quite that easy

Alrighty then, maybe it's a little different test too. Mine was called a "Mechanic Aptitude Test"

Quoting Suisjes (Reply 5):
Thanks guys for all your help, I think I am going to go in there and give all I got so, we will see....
I know two people that have failed so

Way to be  Smile It could turn out to be a breeze, but as long as your perparing for the worst you can only be plesantly surprised.



Well at least we can all take comfort in the fact that NW will never retire their DC-9s
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 16018 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
All airlines are like this, are they not

Out here not all Airlines insist on such a test.But then a person knowing their job should find it very easy.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 15962 times:



Quoting Suisjes (Reply 5):
Thanks guys for all your help, I think I am going to go in there and give all I got so, we will see....

You wanna live in New York...?? YUCK...!!! It will be an a year or more till you can bid out.



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineSuisjes From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 15910 times:

Ya, it is a hell of a sacrifice for year if it is even a year it could be more! I have worked on the airbus for a year and I have three years on the line. but, my friend and I have the test @ the same time and he has got a place to stay there. It is kinda crazy though I had a chance to work for Delta mainline in NYC, about a two months ago. But, there pay was ridiculus. Especially when my friend is up there working for Freedom (Delta Connection) and bringing down around 24 an hour and working 4 on 3 off and 3 on 4 off schedule. Which is kick ass. I should of stayed w/ them , but , it was when they had the crash eights and was'nt to gung ho on the idea to tdy out of MCO.

User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 15863 times:

Be aware of the wire diagrams, equipment list, wiring practices manual....not to memorize numbers, but how to use it. Fortunately the Airbus WDM's are fairly easy to use and flow logically.

Lots of my ex co-workers are now working there. Jet Blue looovvvveesss US Airways............................


User currently offlineFADECFAULT From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15817 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):

Unless Delta changed their test in the past few years it was more of a logic/mechanical aptitude/psych test. Any mechanic with a decent IQ should be able to pass the test. Someone out of A&P school should be able to pass it. Though I know a lot of smart people who didn't. I was in a group of about 15 in the computer testing facility and only myself and one other passed.

And unless Jetblue has changed their test in the past few years if you don't have any line experience you probably won't pass the test. The test was 100 question, fill in with a last section requiring a paragraph answer.
I do remember quite a few ATA code related questions. The last question asked what would you do if an a/c had an inbound write-up of APU INOP. I don't think "check the FIM" would have been sufficient.. Out of a group of 20 only 10 of us passed and most of those guys had at least 10-20 years experience. I got beat up during the interview portion (yes more questions..) and wasn't offered a position.

[Edited 2007-11-26 20:57:09]

[Edited 2007-11-26 21:04:50]

User currently offlineMQTmxguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15785 times:



Quoting FADECFAULT (Reply 11):
Unless Delta changed their test in the past few years it was more of a logic/mechanical aptitude/psych test. Any mechanic with a decent IQ should be able to pass the test.

That's pretty much exactly what the one I took for AA was like. Alot of first year A&P school type stuff with a little bit of psyche and problem solving, hard to fail. Basically to weed out the nut jobs and the completely inept. The interview and reference check were the big make or break factors.



Well at least we can all take comfort in the fact that NW will never retire their DC-9s
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15771 times:



Quoting Suisjes (Reply 2):
THEY ARE NOT!

First of all, Suisjes, Chill the *bleep* out. No need to yell. Second of all, Yes, they are. WN does the tests (for sure) and covers EVERYTHING like the F.A.A. Writtens and the O's & P's.

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
Aaah, I know Delta required it a few years back.

I did their test in ATL and failed it miserably. This, taking the test, for a Technicial Helper position. I took this way back in 2000.



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15737 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
Quoting Suisjes (Reply 2):
THEY ARE NOT

Aaah, I know Delta required it a few years back.

At one time Delta was giving all potential mechanic employees the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory).

It's commonly used on police cadets to weed out psychopaths and pedophiles.

A true story.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 15713 times:



Quoting FADECFAULT (Reply 11):
Unless Delta changed their test in the past few years it was more of a logic/mechanical aptitude/psych test.

That was the same test I saw in an 'advanced' copy....  Smile



"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2615 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 15642 times:

Delta quit giving mechanics the MMPI years ago. I was hired in 98 and it was already long gone. I was amazed how many working mechanics fail the current aptitude test we give.

Suisjes; you made a smart move to avoid taking the DL NYC job. If it was for LGA you would have hated it. The manager there is impossible to work for. Transfer out isn't an option either. I also agree the pay is terrible. I wish DL would pay a station differental for high price cities like NY, BOS, DCA, SFO.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 15642 times:



Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 16):
I was amazed how many working mechanics fail the current aptitude test we give.

That's the one I failed. But I wasn't A&P at the time. I was applying for the Tech. Helper position.



A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineFADECFAULT From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 15631 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 16):

I would have taken position with Delta at JFK over a position at B6 in JFK. Quite a few miserable guys at B6 because they couldn't get a transfer out to florida. Though I don't know if the no transfer policy is still in effect. I know the RTP plan put a stop to most transfers. Though a transfer with DAL out to flordia is impossible..

DAL LGA and DAL JFK are worlds apart as far as mx is concerned,.. would explain why so many people from LGA transfered into JFK. When I was in JFK it was a much more relaxed atmosphere.

I've been gone for almost 2 years from dal but have there been any pay increases? I thought outstations did get some sort of pay differential?
I wish my current employer would have instituted some sort of testing, quite a few odd balls here..

[Edited 2007-11-28 15:36:26]

User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 15625 times:



Quoting FADECFAULT (Reply 18):
I wish my current employer would have instituted some sort of testing, quite a few odd balls here..

I wish my employer had a harder test, before the mass lay-off we where getting some real chocks. Amazing when you have someone tell you that they can't do something, and find out they are to lazy or stupid to look it up or every try to fix it because at there other job before this one they had a department to do that. Since when is a boost pump a avionics function?? Oh yeah it's got wires. A&P should be all purpose mechanic. I think it you can't at least try to something like avionics and sheetmetal work you shouldn't work at a line station.

David



Never under-estimate the predictably of stupidty
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15596 times:



Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 16):
elta quit giving mechanics the MMPI years ago. I was hired in 98 and it was already long gone. I was amazed how many working mechanics fail the current aptitude test we give.

Well, you gotta wonder what genius thought that potential mechanics ought to be given a test that's used for screening out sociopathic personalities and pedophiles. That's a systems problem right there.

One of the best mechanics I ever knew-and parenthetically one of the most honest, upright people I ever met-failed the MMPI and didn't get hired by Delta back in the eighties.


User currently offlineSuisjes From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15585 times:



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 20):

Yes, including my father.


User currently offlineSuisjes From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15584 times:



Quoting NKP S2 (Reply 10):



Quoting FADECFAULT (Reply 11):

Pretty much right it starts out pretty easy the last question was pilot squaks a nose steering problem though, line maintenance is this test and stuff like what color is the left nav light as well as some others about RVSM ILS oh, and which side of the canon plug is the J side, describing what LRU the ram air hits on the Airconditioning and other stuff which was hit or miss. I passed barely but, after checking out NYC alittle, and with no chance of living out of the city in one of those mansions you see when you fly in just over the water there, I don't think I'll be going to NEW YORK! I don't think the rest of it is like Queens. But, I just don't see anyone, like a mechanic really pullin down the dough unless there in at a crash pad in ozone park living with 8 others. Besides, the place was really drab and depressing. And ofcourse, I am from FLA. and I think it would be somthin like two years to transfer maybe sooner. But, he did say it would be practically impossible to get in to TPA, due to the US Airways lay off there. Shiiii you got like where you live! Oh, the passing grade is 75 percent.


User currently offlineDl_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 15528 times:



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 14):
At one time Delta was giving all potential mechanic employees the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory).

It's commonly used on police cadets to weed out psychopaths and pedophiles.

My favorite question from the test:

They're all out to get me. [ ] True [ ] False



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineSuisjes From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15483 times:



Quoting Dl_mech (Reply 23):

Hey, are you layed off or is this a joke, because I am contracting??????


25 777WT : LGA is a overnight type job because all the planes staying RON gets worked on...so the majority of the mechanics work night shift. I have a couple of
26 Charlienorth : The mechanic that calls avionics for a taxi-light is a real embarassment...and yes they do earn the title of "Gimp"
27 Flyfisher1976 : I took the test recently. It would be fairly challenging for anyone with out any line experience. Many of the questions were one or two sentence essa
28 HAWK21M : Old thread,but interesting one. Its a filtering test...Aimed at getting the good AME/AMT/Mechanics through regds MEL
29 Ual777mech : Tests are fun... bwahahahahah!
30 EMBQA : Yea, the regional I worked for mechanics did it all. We only called in Avi if we got really stumped.
31 Boeing767mech : The carrier I work for, here at this line station we don't have any avionics dept. The techs do all the work. Only have problems when they are doing
32 Flyfisher1976 : I passed the test and am excited for my upcoming interview!
33 HAWK21M : Congrats. regds MEL
34 WN700Driver : I know this is an old thread, apologies in advance. Today was my last at 'Airways And while I have a gig lined up at a certain Arlington based giant,
35 Fadecfault : I don't know if it has changed but the test I took in 2001 was a three part exam. There was a general mechanical aptitude section, a section with shap
36 DALMD88 : There used to be a logic portion on the test that I believe was the biggest weed out point. It wasn't normal and or gate stuff. There were like four
37 LMP737 : Ask most A&P mechanics after ten or so years in the airline business this question and they will probably mark TRUE.
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