Assistant Training Department Manager - Phoenix

Hello and thank you for looking at our post. You may have found your new home. You may be asking, “What’s in it for me”? To that I would answer, Southwest Truck Driver Training Inc. is a strong, family-owned business with three locations (Tucson, Phoenix, Las Vegas) currently run by the second generation. We have been in business for over 25 years.  When asked what they enjoy most about working for SWTDT, our training department staff had the following responses:


“I love what I do.  I get to be around trucks and go home to my family every day.”


“I get a feeling of fulfillment and value working here.”  


“The staff is more like family.”


Southwest Truck Driver Training is currently seeking a highly motivated Assistant Training Department Manager. This is a fun, energetic, goal-orientated environment where business is thriving! This position is responsible for the leadership and the direction of the training functions. Areas include equipment, instructors, third party records, counseling and advisement of students. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general direction of the Training Department Manager. Position requires schedule, confidentiality and dress code adherence.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating the activities of student’s training.
  • Monitors and reviews instructors to ensure that all deadlines and quality standards are met.
  • Advises students regarding the scope and acceptance policies of training programs.
  • Monitors students’ progress to ensure eligibility criteria are met.
  • Reviews and process daily vehicle inspection reports and with Director’s approval arranges repair as necessary.
  • Reviews daily attendance and student status reports.
  • Maintains files on all instructors, employee status forms, etc.
  • Maintains log of all CDL tests completed.
  • Maintains a schedule for instructors to clean and fuel equipment.
  • Maintains a training schedule for students.
  • Maintains and posts the upcoming weeks training schedule for all shifts.
  • Maintains and posts the test schedule for students and examiners as required.
  • Completes paperwork for State certification for new instructors and submits to ADOT MVD.
  • Fill out and submit to ADOT MVD all third-party tests completed by testers on a monthly basis.
  • Maintains monthly log of all preventative maintenance services and repairs and submits to Director for approval.
  • Maintains inventory of all training materials.
  • Maintains inventory of all truck maintenance products and tires to order.
  • Implements and ensures the campus is in compliance with the state and federal agencies by maintain thorough, up-to-date knowledge of rules and regulations.
  • Maintains appropriate records and files.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or management.



  • Organization and planning
  • Exemplary communication (spoken and written)
  • Information gathering and analytics monitoring
  • Problem analysis and solving/li>
  • Judgment and decision-making ability
  • Initiative
  • Confidentiality
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines
  • Coachable
  • Accountable
  • Strong customer service skills


Schedule will be as follows:

  • M-F: Typically 8am-5pm. One day per week will be scheduled 2pm-11pm.
  • Sat/Sun: One weekend day per month (6am-4:30pm). Off on the Friday prior.


Education and Experience:

  • 3 years minimum supervisory experience required
  • 3-5 years minimum commercial vehicle driving experience required
  • Current CDL Examiner a plus
  • Intermediate or higher level of computer experience, MS Office products a plus


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting 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 computer and training related software applications
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with institutional partners;
  • Ability to maintain accurate records, assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports;
  • 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)

  • Applying theories, principles and procedures in the area of assignment
  • Managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines
  • A command on reasoning and understanding
  • Preparing clear, concise and informative reports, correspondence and other written materials
  • Command of the English language
  • Communicating effectively with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, representatives of public and private organizations and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.


Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: $60-70k annually based on experience


Benefits offered:

  • IRA with company match
  • Dental insurance
  • HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement)
  • Health insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance
  • Family atmosphere


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