CDL Instructor Job Description

CDL Instructor Job description


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Under the general direction of the Training Department Manager of a campus, the Instructor performs duties related to delivering the appropriate instructional program as set forth by Southwest Truck Driver Training (SWTDT) in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential within a campus of SWTDT. Requires strong training skills. Also, calls for flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work harmoniously with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients.



This is highly responsible position performing a wide variety of functions for SWTDT. Work is performed under the general direction of the campus Training Department Manager. Position requires schedule, confidentiality and dress code adherence. This position requires an employee or prospective employee grant permission to do a background check.

Examples of Key Duties: (Not inclusive and may vary with individual assignment)

  1. prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  2. establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  3. prepare classroom and range for class activities
  4. instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  5. use relevant technology to support instruction
  6. observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  7. provide appropriate feedback on work
  8. encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  9. maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
  10. update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, policies and school regulations
  11. prepare required reports on students and activities
  12. manage student behavior in the classroom and on the range by enforcing rules and procedures
  13. maintain daily attendance sheet
  14. perform certain pastoral duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and
    providing student encouragement
  15. communicate necessary information regularly to students and colleagues regarding student progress and student needs
  16. keep up to date with developments in subject area
  17. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or management.




Education and Experience:

A high school diploma or GED, CDL and five years experience driving tractor trailer; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above.



Person(s) hired into this class may be required to either possess at entry or obtain within specified time limits designated licenses, professional registration, certification or specialized education and training relevant to the area of assignment. Must possess and maintain a valid class A CDL and a satisfactory driving record.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting, as well as an outside environment, that could include extreme hot and cold temperatures and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the office; strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds;


Knowledge of: (at entry)

  • Considerable knowledge of CDL requirements
  • Considerable knowledge of equipment
  • Ability to maintain accurate records, assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports
  • Computer applications related to the work
  • Techniques for effectively representing SWTDT, including making effective public presentations and dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone


Skill in: (at entry)

  • Exceptional driving and training skills
  • Command of the English language
  • The ability to be flexible, and interface professionally with all levels of internal and external customers
  • Demonstrate outstanding instructional skills
  • Patience
  • Friendly attitude
  • Ability to accurately maintain and organize paperwork
  • Managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines
  • reparing clear, concise and informative reports, correspondence and other written materials