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How can I get into the business?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by zring, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. zring

    zring Member

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    I would love to be a HE operator. I grew up running all sorts of farm equipment. Does that count as experience and what is the best way to get into the industry of excavators, dozers, loaders...etc?
     
  2. Buckethead

    Buckethead Senior Member

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    Most guys get started as a laborer and work their way up.
     
  3. ih100

    ih100 Senior Member

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    That's the problem - most of us on here haven't grown up.
     
  4. Buckethead

    Buckethead Senior Member

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    The farm equipment is a start. It shows that you have had responsibility for operating a machine safely and maintaining it, and that you're not afraid of machines. You're going to need a driver's license and a car or truck so you can get to the job, because whoever you're working for, you're going to have to go where the work is.
     
  5. zring

    zring Member

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    I'm happy to say that I have a license and a car. I suppose I should also look into getting a CDL.
     
  6. rabia

    rabia Banned

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    Its good to hear that you have license. It means at least you know the basics. Its better to get training of heavy machinery so that you could aware of safety operations for these machines. :)