MSSC CPT Plus - Amatrol Skill Boss

Hands-on training and performance-based assessment for mechatronics.
Required for MSSC CPT Plus Certification.

Amatrol's Skill Boss is a hands-on skill training and assessment system that integrates seamlessly into any manufacturing program, and is the required assessment tool for MSSC's CPT Plus certification.

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Skill Boss provides the tool you need to teach or evaluate an individual's skills as they install, adjust, and troubleshoot components of this fully functional mechatronics system - applicable to both discrete parts and process manufacturing.

Performing a real-world sorting and finishing process, Skill Boss automatically feeds parts into the system where they are rejected or accepted to continue the process.  If accepted, the parts are buffed with a polishing wheel before a 3-axis robotic pick & place system picks up the part and moves it into the "finished goods" based on its material.

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Skill Boss is designed to assess the hands-on skills needed by today's advanced manufacturing production areas including assembly and machine operation.  No other system boasts this many technologies in a portable platform.

Skill Boss Evaluates over 60 Essential Manufacturing Skills Including:


  • Perform pre-start up inspection
  • Demonstrate lockout/tagout procedure
  • Confirm safety interlocks on guard are functional
  • Locate and interpret safety data sheet(s)


  • Perform measurements using tape measure, caliper, micrometer, and dial indicator
  • Compare measurements to GDT specifications on a print
  • Measure and verify shaft runout falls within specified tolerance

Production Processes

  • Locate parts and fasteners for assembly operation using a blueprint
  • Assemble parts using Allen wrenches, wrenches, and screwdrivers
  • Use torque wrench to properly tighten a fastener
  • Navigate menus on an HMI
  • Manually operate cylinders
  • Perform an emergency shutdown
  • Reset Alarm and restart machine
  • Measure cycle time

Maintenance Awareness

  • Adjust pneumatic lubricator's drip rate
  • Adjust pressure regulator's setting
  • Adjust actuator speed using flow control valves
  • Install a pillow block bearing and shaft
  • Install a flexible coupling and shaft
  • Align and tension a belt drive
  • Lubricate a bearing using a grease gun
  • Drain an air filter
  • Connect pneumatic circuit using a schematic
  • Adjust various sensors

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CPT Plus Assessment

MSSC's CPT Plus certification provides employers with further proof of an individual's skill set by requiring successful demonstration of hands-on skills in electronic, electrical, fluid power, and mechanical systems.  The Skill Boss is the only MSSC-approved assessment tool for certification.

Portable and Affordable

Skill Boss evaluates over 60 essential manufacturing skills, all in a portable desk-top unit that your school can afford!  Contact Us to learn more, or Request a Quote for pricing.