SELECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF PROSPECTIVE OPERATORS
44. GENERAL: The objective of selecting potential operators is to choose the best individuals from the available resources.
Selection of good potential operators will prevent loss of time, damage to equipment, and will not endanger the safety of instructor
personnel or other trainees. Individuals selected as potential operators will be moderate in habits, alert, dependable, with good
judgment and coordination.
45. SCREENING PROSPECTIVE OPERATORS: The first step in the selection of prospective operators is a comprehensive
screening of eligible personnel records. DA Form 2-2 (Personnel Qualification Record) or DA Form 348 (Equipment Operator's
Qualification Record, except Aircraft) will show the standard score obtained on the Driver Selection Battery I Tests and aptitude-area
GM of the Army Classification Battery. The results of these tests should be verified, because these scores will establish the basis
upon which the selection of operator candidates is made.
46. INTERVIEWING PROSPECTIVE OPERATORS: Useful information concerning each individual under consideration may be
obtained through a carefully conducted interview. This allows the prospective operator to understand that the interview will help to
place him in the work for which he is best qualified.
The interview should open with introductory remarks that will tell the person what the interview consists of and why he is being
interviewed. Sample questions can be, but are not limited to the following:
Have you ever had any experience operating generator sets?
Have you any objections to becoming an equipment operator?
How much mechanical experience have you had on gasoline and diesel engine powered equipment?
How much operator and/or maintenance training have you received?
On what equipment did you receive the operator and/or maintenance training?
If possible, at least 25% more personnel than needed should be interviewed to allow for failures to pass the examinations, or
inability to grasp fundamentals of operating equipment. If the number of personnel qualified to receive training exceeds the number
required, data obtained during the interview can be used to select personnel.
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