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heavy equipment certification

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by willer, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. willer

    willer Junior Member
    from yes
    Messages: 1

    Im working in a fleet maintainance management company for the past 3 years, i know how to drive trucks but im not certified. I want to get more money , more salary , i need to get certified is there any way i can be certified to operate heavy equipments.
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Take a class, some are offered at your local Tech school

    Iv'e been operating heavy equipment for someone else/hire since 1980
    I hold no certificates.
    A lot of these classes only teach you safety and the basics of operation.
    How could they cover all the different kinds of equipment?

    Why would a CO. wants to hire a new-be to operate their 100k+ piece of equipment?
    Most operators worked there way up thought the ranks.

    I guess it will look good on a resume if you wish to operate the D1...

    Yea I realize out east there up tight and may require a certificate but most places would rather have experience...

  3. pioneer123

    pioneer123 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    you could also check this website....i believe its www.ats.com its associated training services. it will certify you and any kind of heavy equipment you want including a class A CDL
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    whats a certificatoin..lol

    i just turn the key and go.......
  5. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

    you forgot to floor it
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    illl keep that in mind.... i think you only really need a "certification" if your goona take the space shuttle out of earths natural orbit.... :salute:
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Yeah, I like people who say "How do you run it?"

    My answer is start puling\pushing levers, buttons, switches whatever until it does what you want it to do.

    Go from there.
  8. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    i think thats how i learned how to operate a loader , a dozer , a bobcat, excavator, and........................ EVERYTHING
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I thought thats how we all learned it......unless your a "newbie" and "have a few questions"......:eek: J/K newbies
  10. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    you know whats funny, the EO, (equiptment operators) with in the seabees... basicly thats there schooling...they march them out to a big field , like 2 miles away from anything... give them lots of toys to play with and just tell them to dig holes, and move earth.... later they get more dirrections, and prints to try to spec up against, but basicly...here you go....nothing to hit
  11. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I'm an O E 30+yrs. There is more to it than you think...Careful what you post....
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    So rather than just posting the above, why don't you elaborate and help the OP?

    After all, that's what the whole thread is about.
  13. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    There is a lot of schooling to do before you are a journey man...4 yrs apprenticeship to become a journey man..In WI..
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Thanks, much better. :rolleyes:

    Messages: 47

    UNITED RENTALS tests & certifies on all heavy equipment.