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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
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Just wondering if anyone has taken the Mechanics Aptitude test for DL? I'm taking it and was wondering if anyone had anything that could help me. Thanks to everyone in advance.


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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2780 times:

I took it 12 years ago. I doubt it has changed much. Don't over think it. There is a bunch of basic hydraulic principle and gear ratio stuff. Then there is a fold up the box stuff ( do you understand drawings?). The tuff part for most was the logic diagram test. It wasn't and and Nor gate stuff. It was like the ones on the ASVAB test given by the military. I find it hard to explain. My take is, don't think, just look. The correct line will be obvious. Then there was a small are you a axe murder? section. Back in the late 80's early 90's this was the meat of the quiz. It was like 856 questions of do you want to kill your father?

Which station are you testing for?


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2774 times:



Quoting Platinumfoota (Thread starter):
Just wondering if anyone has taken the Mechanics Aptitude test for DL?

I did, in 2001. I failed it. It was a pretty stupid test. I never understood why I had to take the test when I was not licensed at the time....  confused  I was applying for the Technician Helper position.

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 1):
Don't over think it.

That was my problem. Ughh!



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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1952 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

I took it in '90....They used the MMPI test then

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneso..._Multiphasic_Personality_Inventory



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
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Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 1):
Then there was a small are you a axe murder? section. Back in the late 80's early 90's this was the meat of the quiz. It was like 856 questions of do you want to kill your father?

Never got why they do this. Comes up in every airline test no matter what you are applying for.

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 1):
Which station are you testing for?

LAX, suprised I got the call.



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User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2631 times:



Quoting Platinumfoota (Reply 4):
Never got why they do this. Comes up in every airline test no matter what you are applying for.

DL also does it for Flight Control - why dont they administer an MCAT/LSAT or the GRE, would be just as relevant. Why not ask me to dress in Lederhosen and dance the jig with a cat on my head; while barking like a dog - would be just as relevant.

Hell, for Flight Control, way back they used to have candidates go to a pshrink asking the do u wanna kill your mamma questions - now its just asked 100 different ways on a written (so I am told).

There is the ASVAB style section as well...



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2553 times:



Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 5):

I just don't get why DL makes their employees go through these tests regardless of what position one applies for, INCLUDING a janitor position. Again, it is pretty stupid & pointless.

I never had to take any tests with any airline I was hired onto. Thank goodness!



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User currently offlineVAAengineer From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2512 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 2):
I did, in 2001. I failed it. It was a pretty stupid test. I never understood why I had to take the test when I was not licensed at the time.... confused I was applying for the Technician Helper position.

I took it in 2001 as well around July somewhere after I graduated school, it was so easy I failed it but the rumor was that DL knows who to pick before the test, I have many friends that work DL line maint and some of them were dumb as a rock when we were in school. By the way I went to Barnes and Nobles and got an aptitude book test with the folding boxes



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
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Took it today. First is the crazy check test, then its a 3 part test, an applied physics test, folding boxes test, troubleshooting test. Think I did pretty good in the physics and troubleshooting, after a while the folding boxes all start looking alike  confused  Wish I knew about the book on the folding boxes


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2469 times:



Quoting VAAengineer (Reply 7):
...the rumor was that DL knows who to pick before the test...

About several months after taking the test in 2001, I heard the same rumor from somebody who I used to work with at AS, and also from several mechanics at WN after I was hired with them.

Seems like the test is pretty much pointless. If that is the case, then why in the hell did DL fly my to ATL for this and put me in F round trip?! Makes no sense! I felt pretty stupid after hearing all this.



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User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2456 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 6):
I just don't get why DL makes their employees go through these tests regardless of what position one applies for, INCLUDING a janitor position. Again, it is pretty stupid & pointless.

I never had to take any tests with any airline I was hired onto. Thank goodness!

Be glad you're not there anyway. I work with a lot of DL guys here at FDX they quit DL out of frustration and now that NW management will be running things it could only get worse. Be glad you are at WN.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2430 times:



Quoting Stratosphere (Reply 10):
Be glad you are at WN.

I'm actually at F9 now.  wave 



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User currently offlinePlatinumfoota From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2425 times:
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Quoting Stratosphere (Reply 10):
I work with a lot of DL guys here at FDX they quit DL out of frustration and now that NW management will be running things it could only get worse.

Get worse?? I used to work for United  duck   rotfl 



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User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2382 times:



Quoting Platinumfoota (Reply 12):
Get worse?? I used to work for United

Used to work for UAL? Well NWA and UAL are almost one in the same as far as working conditions and DAL is not any better according to the former and current DAL MX that I know. Sorry to say be prepared for more abuse.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2184 times:



Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 5):
Why not ask me to dress in Lederhosen and dance the jig with a cat on my head; while barking like a dog - would be just as relevant.

Oh great, now you've just given FAA another idea for a NPRM...  Wink


User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2170 times:



Quoting VAAengineer (Reply 7):
the rumor was that DL knows who to pick before the test,

I find that one hard to believe. There would be no point in giving the test. My take is there are a few 'golden questions' buried in that test. So, that might explain the 'I found it easy and failed'. If you answer those few question with what they want, your in. Most that pass the test get hired. I do know of a few that were spun out of the interview phase. One guy had a Foreman go to bat for him, but they still wouldn't hire him.


User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2148 times:



Quoting Platinumfoota (Thread starter):
Just wondering if anyone has taken the Mechanics Aptitude test for DL

I took this test in 1991. Judging by what people have said on this thread, the test doesn't seem like it has changed much. I did good on the test. The interview went okay, got a little bit of a strange look when they asked if I thought of sex often..... I told him I was 19 years old what 19 year old did you know that didn't think of it often.

I have heard things are interesting now at Delta now they took over NWA.

David



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2138 times:



Quoting Boeing767mech (Reply 16):
The interview went okay, got a little bit of a strange look when they asked if I thought of sex often.....

Whoa!!!! Isn't that question sexual harassment and illegal, too?



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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2119 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 17):
Whoa!!!! Isn't that question sexual harassment and illegal, too?

Not in 1991 things where different back then. But oh well, I didn't want to work in LA at the time. Even if I did work there for another carrier at a later time.

David



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