CDL Instructor

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Employment duration: Full time

Description

Job Summary:  The Instructor will conduct entry-level class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) road and yard training. Promote students successful attainment of employment upon graduation. Instruct defensive driving techniques and educate students on the safe and professional operation of a Class A Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal and State regulations. Assess individual’s ability to demonstrate the necessary skills to including knowledge of pre-trip inspections, Smith System, road and backing skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide hands-on instruction in the safe and professional operation of a commercial motor vehicle in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations
  • Provide safety oversight throughout all training evaluations in accordance with course curriculum and company safety policy
  • Master training requirements, compliance standards, and company policies to improve the processes and better facilitate training needs as directed by the NADTA Manager
  • Provide management of students in a field training environments
  • Coordinate the use of equipment resources and training range with other NADTA Instructors
  • Ensure all NADTA training skills and criteria are assessed and scores are properly recorded for each individual
  • Observe, mentor and make recommendations respective to individual training and developmental needs
  • Evaluate students individually on their operational skills and assess their progress during each training evaluation according to course curriculum
  • Counsel students as needed regarding skill issues and adherence to DOT and company regulations
  • Train students in areas of weakness through constructive feedback and adult learning processes

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma required. 5 years (preferred) of training or teaching experience or combination of driving and training experience. Preferred candidates will possess a valid Class A CDL license of at least one year. Candidates with a CDL of less than one year will be reviewed on a case by case basis based on previous experience. 

CRST is an EOE. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre employment background check and drug screen.     

 




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