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Once you get your start in the field of heavy equipment operation you may find that what you are doing is not quite enough. Training is the start of a career and ATS Heavy Equipment Training Schools can help there.
Getting your first job operating a heavy equipment machine is your next step; and of course we can help you there as well. As you gain more experience you are going to start to eye of some of the larger more technical machines. How do you get behind the wheel of one those?
There are several options available. The first is to simply approach your employer and see if they are willing to let you spend some time in the cab alongside a regular operator. This may not suit all employers as this time is unproductive. However, the heavy equipment operator may be willing to spend a little time with you during a meal break or before or after work.
A better option is to gain further formal training through a heavy equipment training school. They may be able to provide hands on training in larger machines or machines more suited to ambitions. If you have undertaken training as a dozer operator then it is fairly easy to gain training as a motor grader operator or similar.
Once you have finished your training and gained employment, the future is wide open. As we have pointed out in the last few posts, demand for operators is rising and with it the pay checks. A career in the heavy equipment industry is challenging yet very rewarding.