CDL Instructor - Phoenix, Part Time Weekends

Hello and thank you for looking at our posting. 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. SWTDT takes pride in employing happy, dedicated training staff that truly enjoy what they do. 


When asked why they like working at SWTDT, some of our current Instructors said:


"SWTDT is like one big family"

"I like the professionalism, the family atmosphere and the fact that we don't cut corners"

"I like the people and attitudes..." "...turning out safe drivers" "...working for a company that shares the same values as me"

"I like to be able to help people get their CDL and change their life"

"I love seeing graduates many years later being successful in trucking"


Do you want to be home daily? Do you want to be part of a company that values your skills as a professional driver? Want to help others get on the road to success as a professional driver?


Southwest Truck Driver Training is currently seeking experienced drivers for part time, weekend positions. 


Under 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 SWTDT in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their potential within a campus of Southwest Truck Driver Training (SWTDT). Requires excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients. Also, calls for flexibility and the ability to acquire strong training skills.


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 to grant permission to do a background check.


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

  • Deliver in-person, approved instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare classroom and range for class activities.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • Utilize company technology to support instruction.
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance and development.
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work. 
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students.
  • Update and maintain all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, policies, and school regulations.
  • Manage student behavior during Knowledge/Theory and Basic Control Skills/Behind the Wheel instructional sessions by enforcing rules and procedures and by example.
  • Perform certain pastoral duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement. 
  • Effectively communicate necessary information regularly to students and colleagues regarding student progress and student needs. 
  • Be able to accurately assess student development and progress in the given subject area.
  • Performs other campus and business support duties as assigned by supervisor or management.
  • Be able to correctly perform and demonstrate all required BCS/BTW skills/safe operation of a CMV. 



Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED, CDL equivalent and Three years within or related to the area of assignment. Experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above. General computer skills are required, including Microsoft Word and Outlook. Working knowledge of office equipment is required, including copiers, scanner, fax and phones, time keeping device, etc.



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 with no “E” restriction and a satisfactory driving record, Hazmat Endorsement, Passenger Endorsement.


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, or inclement weather. Requirements are as follows: 

  • Ability and strength to frequently lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously walk/sit/stand for extended periods at a time.
  • Ability to continuously speak clearly at a volume appropriate for the learning environment, delivering instruction for periods of 10 hours per shift reliably and consistently.
  • Ability to frequently bend, stoop and kneel and open/close CMV hoods and doors. 
  • Ability to frequently climb into, around or under a Truck Tractor and/or Semi-trailer.
  • Ability to frequently perform at SWTDT standards in a Truck Tractor, Truck (automated & manual transmission) with a 53’trailer.
    • Passenger Bus if applicable-per Training Department Management. To be determined at time of hire. 
  • Ability to occasionally travel to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the office.


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 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 ability.
  • 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, positive attitude.
  • Ability to accurately maintain and organize paperwork.
  • Managing multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines.
  • Preparing clear, concise, and informative reports, correspondence and other written materials.


Benefits (full-time employees):

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Aflac products
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Simple IRA with employer match
  • Vacation time accrual
  • 6 paid holidays


Working hours: Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 4:30pm

Salary Range: $23.00 to 27.00 hourly, based on experience


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