Truck Driver Training Instructor

Truck Driver Training Instructor


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

Main Campus - Smithfield, North Carolina


$43,852.00 - $79,296.50 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Closes: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Target Start Date

Friday, November 16, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Minimum
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience Minimum
Three years driving and one year as driver trainer or graduate from North Carolina Truck Driver Training School.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience Preferred
Five years driving and two years as driver trainer and graduate of North Carolina Truck Driver Training School.

Position Description

The purpose of this position is to supervise and train students in the proper driving techniques and to administer commercial driver's license (CDL) testing as a third party examiner for the State of North Carolina. Employees in this classification perform instructional work. Position is responsible for teaching classes and instructing students; preparing lesson plans; preparing tests; grading papers; and counseling/advising students. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reports directly to the Lead Instructor of his class, main duties are: 
• Teach the prescribed course as outlined in the TDT Manual.
• Prepare daily schedule for students and vehicles.
• Provide guidance to students in the completion of daily logs.
• Evaluate the progress of each student in operation of highway and field vehicles.
• Motivate students and encourage safe driving habits.
• Pickup and return vehicles to and from repair facilities and/or sites as needed.
• Investigate accidents involving our equipment.
• Evaluate students on final road and field tests.  
• Offer suggestions and participate in improvement of the Truck Driver Training program.
• Take an active part in publicity and public relations, such as public school "Career Days" and Job Fairs.
• Assist, as requested and attend the annual Truck Driver Championship, sponsored by the N.C. Trucking Association when held at Johnston Community College.
• Drive tractor-trailers for JCC to assist with special projects as required.
• Participate in annual career development and stay abreast of changes in the trucking industry and/or government regulations concerning trucking.
• Work diligently with each student to promote completion of the program and determine they can drive a truck safely.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Information:

Language Skills                      
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
• Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
Reasoning Ability                      
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Ability to remain calm and focused under extreme stress is required.

Computer Skills: Basic computer and keyboarding skills. Experience working with diesel engine, transmission, braking system diagnostic and troubleshooting software.                      

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: ASE Medium/Heavy Truck preferred

Physical Demands 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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