CDL/Diesel Instructor

CDL/Diesel Instructor


James Sprunt Community College
133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349
Phone: 910-296-2400

Job Location

133 James Sprunt Drive Kenansville, NC 28349


Depends on education and experience


Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, October 23, 2023
Closes: Friday, December 22, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, January 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

M - Th 8AM - 5PM Fr 8AM-12PM

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities


The requirements below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Proficiently operate a computer and related software.

Use active listening skills.

Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Ability to communicate effectively through speech and writing.

Ability to identify, communicate, and analyze problems.

Ability to take ownership and utilize constructive feedback.

Must be punctual, professional, and ethically conduct oneself.

Ability to plan and prioritize tasks.

Ability to work respectfully within a team environment. 


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skill, and abilities. 






Required:  Must possess a Class A CDL for at least 2 years and have a clean motor vehicle record for the last five years 


Preferred: Documented post-secondary training and extensive directly related work experience in diesel engine repair and maintenance or A certificate or diploma in Diesel or a qualifying field and considerable directly related work experience in diesel engine repair and maintenance or   Associate Degree in Heavy Equipment and Transportation Technology or Diesel Mechanics or related field; ASE or industry certifications and considerable directly related work experience in diesel engine repair and maintenance.; Certified forklift operator; Bilingual; Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).




Required:  Some experience working within the field of diesel engine maintenance; some experience with hydraulics and/or electrical/electronics as they pertain to diesel engines. 


Preferred: Considerable successful teaching experience, preferably at a community college.  Extensive experience working with diesel engines. Experience in welding and/or machining.                                                    


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to focus.  May require travel.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters while performing this job's essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

This position description covers the essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisor personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.     




James Sprunt Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College prohibits discrimination against any person (including staff, faculty or student body) on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or age. If you need assistance or accommodations please contact 910-296-2400.  

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience  

Plan, prepare for and teach assigned courses; evaluate student progress; provide academic advising; maintain necessary records; submit institutional reports on time; assist in departmental and institutional planning; serve on college committees; perform other job-related duties. This position reports directly to the CDL Instructor/Coordinator. 




This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive.  Incumbents may not perform all the duties listed, while in other cases, related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities the ability to perform the essential functions.


  • Assist students with registration process, and refer to appropriate campus personnel when necessary.
  • Prepares, implements, and evaluates student learning outcomes of courses taught based on program outcomes.  
  • Keeps current on the subject matter and teaching methodologies.
  • Maintains student records and monitors student progress.
  • Completes and submits institutional reports on a timely basis.
  • Participates/assists with the coordination of specific program/course management.
  • Advises students based on the College's advising plan.
  • Serves as advisor to selected student organizations and/or associations.
  • Serves as liaison between College, student, public, community, and business/industry in professional expertise.
  • Continuously analyzes and evaluates instructional results to improve instruction and evaluation of student progress.
  • Provides students and College with written course expectations as defined by the College, including general course information, course objectives, methods used in evaluating students, grading policy, attendance policy, textbooks, etc.
  • Keeps all course syllabi updated with required and current information.
  • Assists with connecting program learning outcomes to institutional competencies.
  • Conducts ongoing self-evaluations to improve instructional techniques and methodologies.
  • Assists in implementing the College's Program Review process and recommendations.
  • Maintain diesel mechanics lab/shop.
  • Inventories equipment on an annual basis.
  • Promotes a positive image of the College.
  • Engages in a program of professional development and community service.
  • Assists students with career opportunities and job placement upon program completion of the program.
  • Recruit students for the Diesel and CDL Program and implement retention strategies.
  • Provide supervision for lecture-based, field, and highway interactive training designed to prepare students for the CDL (NC Class A) test.
  • Responsible for implementing safety and compliance measures according to Federal Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and procedures.  
  • Instruct and evaluate students based on course objectives.
  • Utilize appropriate distance education technology as needed.
  • Work with supervisor to schedule courses.
  • Requisition supplies and equipment based on program needs.
  • Deliver and place equipment for instruction where needed
  • Acquire computer/technology competencies as appropriate to the position.
  • Maintain security of personal computer access.
  • Serve on college committees as directed by the supervisor. 
  • Perform other professional or job-related duties as assigned.

How to Apply


Job Post Contact

Human Resources

Tonya Kenan
HR Director & Title IV Coordinator

Kerry Miller
HR Coordinator

Cynthia Glaspie
HR Assistant