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What are the prerequisites for bulldozer operator jobs?

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The majority of bulldozer operator positions ask for a high school diploma, and depending on local regulations, may also require certification, a special license or experience with other construction machinery. Most operators start out in apprenticeship programs in the construction industry, at vocational schools or in military training.

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Apprenticeships, including both classroom instruction and paid on-the-job training with the machinery under a supervisor, can be found at large construction companies or in unions and other worker organizations. The Army and Navy provide heavy equipment certification and training, as well as experience during tours of duty. Vocational schools also offer certification courses, but certified applicants may need hours using lighter-weight equipment before being allowed to operate bulldozers.

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