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How do i become a heavy equipment operator?

I am interested in going into heavy equipment operating and tractors when i get out of high school and dont know where to start?, i would like to know what education etc.?, do i need special training or can i join right out of high school?

Asked By: - 8/15/2011
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That is a very hard job to come by, cause it really is who you know. Very few people acquire those jobs w/o knowing someone getting them in. Yes you will have to be with a Union. It is called the "International Union of Operating Engineers" Local 49. Get on there web page, go to google... More
Answered By: AX501 - 8/15/2011
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Look for trade schools on-line that offer a certification in heavy equip operating. Then try to get any job that will give you some on the job experience even if it is running a backhoe or small bull doz-er so that when you get your certificate you will have a couple of years experience and will get a job a lot easier... More
Answered By: David M - 8/15/2011
 
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