What are the best zamboni driver qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a zamboni driver? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective zamboni driver?

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Jack Lindemann in Colfax, Wisconsin

90 months ago

zamboni training please.......

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Keith T. in Randolph, Massachusetts

86 months ago

I drive in Marlborough, Massachusetts. I got the job by being available on weekends, when nobody else wanted to work. I've been driving part-time for two years and they'd like me to go full-time, but the pay tops out at about $20 per hour for straight drivers.

The ability to repair light trucks, high-amperage battery systems, and hydraulics systems are all big plusses, as is knowledge of refrigeration, CPR, first aid, and how to run a scoreboard. Knowledge of medium-heavy equipment (skid-steer or forklift) and being *cautious* are very helpful.

When you interview, stress your work ethic, honesty, cool temper, and ability to work with others. Expect to make very little money to start - I started at $10 per hour, but got raises pretty quickly. This is a job, like any other, and you have to present yourself as a profitable worker.

For education, look to STAR - Serving the American Rinks.

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