equiptment operator

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jacob land and, May 16, 2006.

  1. jacob land and

    jacob land and LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    just wondering what the qualifications you look for in an equiptment operator when hiring? i am 18 have had a full time lawn care company for 3 years and have had a good amount of time behind the seat of a bobcat track loader and a bobcat mini-x through personal rentals for landscape projects i have taken on in the past year. just wondering if i could go out and work for a landscaping company and run equiptment or do i need to start at the ground floor of the company or do i need a heavy equiptment license?
  2. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Posts: 248

    Dont need no stinking license. Apply and tell them what you can do, if they like you they will give you a shot. If they are skeptical of your abilities maybe see if you can work for a week or so, a trial if you will. When it comes to operating either you have what it takes or you dont, and the employer will be able to tell within the first 10 minutes of seeing you operate.

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