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What are some typical prerequisites for backhoe operator jobs?

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While there are no formal requirements for operating a backhoe, most employers require a class A commercial drivers licence, which allows the employee to transport the backhoe between work sites. Backhoe operators commonly receive on-the job-training on how to operate the machine.

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Other common prerequisites for backhoe operator jobs include general physical fitness and the ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

Ways that may help increase the chances of finding work as a backhoe operator include taking training to learn how to operate a backhoe, becoming familiar with OSHA excavation standards, and learning to operate other common machinery and tools.

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