Candidates must pass a selection test to be considered for TVA’s operations and maintenance training programs. These aptitude tests predict performance in training and on the job. If you apply for a position that requires testing and you are selected to be tested, you will receive an invitation via email. It is imperative that you keep your contact information in your account up-to-date.
The EEI (Edison Electric Institute) POSS (Plant Operator Selection System) and MASS (Power Plant Maintenance) tests are used for the following positions:
Preparing for the test may improve your performance on it. Note that calculators will be provided during the test. Information, test-taking tips and practice tests for the POSS and MASS tests are available on the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) website at the following links:
When accessing these links use the following name and password:
An EEI Test Preparation Course may be available at a community college near you. For more information, contact the schools listed below:
The AIR (American Institute of Research) test is used for the following positions:
Test questions cover the following areas:
There is no study guide on the market that specifically pertains to the AIR test. However, the following resources may help you prepare for the exam:
TVA is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA’s equal opportunity compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment or retaliation.
Non-U.S. residents should read TVA's citizenship policy.
Individuals interested in claiming veterans’ preference should read the information for claiming veterans’ preference.