Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) requires job seekers to pass pre-employment test(s) to be considered for most non-management jobs. This is done in order to hire qualified individuals as well as ensure that applicants are successful on the job. We administer skill-based tests that have been developed using extensive research and recognized validation standards. These standardized pre-employment tests help us evaluate job seekers in a consistent, job-related and efficient manner.
If you are returning to this site and would like to schedule a test please go to our Pre-employment Test Scheduling Center for PG&E & Hiring Hall opportunities.
Some positions commonly tested for include:
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To help you evaluate your fit for these positions, click here for some of the qualifications of successful candidates.
Clerical Positions generally require the Clerical/Meter Reader Test Battery (CTB/MTB) and the Work Orientation Inventory (WOI).
Physical Positions generally require the Physical Test Battery (PTB), Industrial Skills Test (IST), and the Work Orientation Inventory (WOI).
Technical Positions generally require the Physical Test Battery (PTB).
For descriptions about these tests and what they involve, please click here.
Job postings will list the specific tests required. More information to help you prepare for thesfe tests is included further on this page.
Scheduling a Test Session
In an effort to provide streamlined service, PG&E is no longer providing Pre-Application testing.
Please return to www.pge.com/careers to search and apply for positions. You do not have to be test qualified to apply for a position, however you do need to meet the position minimum qualifications to be considered. Testing will be schedule at the appropriate time during the selection process.
As an equal employment opportunity employer, PG&E is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to take the required pre-employment tests. If you believe you have limitations that may impact your pre-employment testing experience, you may request a reasonable accommodation. To ensure prompt handling of a reasonable accommodation request, please obtain a doctor certification of accommodation needed relevant to your request to minimize potential delays processing your online file and scheduling of your testing appointment.
Prepare for a Test Session
Here are our suggestions to help you prepare for pre-employment testing:
PG&E Pre-Employment Testing Code of Conduct
Most pre-employment tests at PG&E allow you to retest after a waiting period. If you are invited to a test that is subject to a different retest schedule, you will be notified at the time that you test. For most tests the retest schedule is as follows:
If your pre-employment test result qualifies you for a position—congratulations! Your qualified score remains in our records. The Talent Profiles of test-qualified candidates are reviewed for a match with the requirements of our open jobs. PLEASE NOTE that qualification on a pre-employment test is not a guarantee of employment. It is your responsibility to complete online applications for open jobs for which you would like to be considered. If you are selected for an interview, PG&E's Recruiting Department will contact you directly.
Post-Offer Pre-Employment Screening
Additional screening that you need to go through before you can be hired at PG&E may include: