CDL Driver Instructor - Be Home Every Night!!

Sunland Park, NM posted on December 12

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for all driver training functions for the CDL training program at their local Berks Technical Institute campus.  The CDL Driver Instructors will have proven longevity in the field, excellent communication skills, possess demonstrated physical, intellectual and leadership ability to perform duties over the road, maneuvering range and in the classroom instruction.

The CDL Driver Instructor works under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Education, Program Director, or his/her designee.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promotes and Maintains a Positive Learning Environment
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge and understanding of all school policies, and adheres to and upholds their implementation and enforcement.
  • Convenes all assigned classes in accordance with their start and end times.
  • Maintains a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Safeguards materials, records, and equipment.
  • Abides by all Federal, state, and accreditation/compliance rules and regulations.
  • Serves as a professional role model to students.
  • Inspires student confidence in school, faculty and self
  • Maintains professional dress and demeanor
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and administrative staff.
  • Maintains an attitude of enthusiasm and willingness to cooperate and collaborate.
  • Interacts with students and fellow employees in a courteous, professional, and positive manner.
  • Treats students with fairness, impartiality, and objectivity. 
  • Provides  advanced  notification  regarding lateness, absence,  and  vacation  schedules  during time  of substitute assignment.
  • Fulfills Administrative Responsibilities
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date records of student progress, performance, and attendance, using the tools and technology provided by the institution, as required by school policy and procedure.
  • Maintains appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and administrative staff.
  • Maintains flexibility in fulfilling the instructional needs of the school.
  • Delivers Instructional Material
  • Train students in all areas of trucking/driving
  • Administer written tests on classroom material and evaluate grades
  • Conduct pre-trip inspections to tractor trailers
  • Instruct air-brake test
  • Instruct straight line backing
  • Instruct 45 degree alley-docking
  • Instruct parallel parking – sight side / blind side
  • Utilizes effective delivery skills (e.g., eye contact, voice intonation, and various questioning techniques).
  • Draws on personal experiences to relate the material presented.


Experience Required:

  • Minimum:
    • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL): High School Diploma or GED
    • 3 years of on-the-road experience within the last 5 years
    • Valid CDL-A License
    • Clean MVR and background check, including no DUI/DWI in lifetime
    • Ability to pass our road test, as applicable
    • Must have current DOT medical card
    • As operator of Class A equipment, ability to pass DOT drug tests upon hire and on an ongoing basis