• Truck Driving Instructional Assistant

    Location US-WI-Eau Claire
    Posting #
    Support Staff
    Close Date
    FLSA Status
    Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
    Based on hourly staff, level 3: $16.62 - $21.83; pay rate will be commensurate with qualifications.
    Hours per Week
    Work Schedule
    Scheduled hours will be between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Actual schedule will be determined prior to the beginning of each term. Schedule is anticipated to be four 10-hour shifts Monday – Thursday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday for fall and spring terms. Summer hours will be days Monday – Thursday. Schedule may vary each term, is subject to change, and will require flexibility to adjust to meet student/customer and program needs.
    Anticipated Start Date
    As soon as possible
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Under the direction of the truck driving instructors and lead truck driving instructional assistants, this position is responsible for driving and related operational skills training for students pursuing a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). This position will also maintain records, prepare reports, and initiate and develop client training for business and industry.



    • Demonstrate and supervise student driving under a variety of environments and driving conditions, including straight line backing, developing depth perception, making turns, backing into docks and parking places, mirror adjustment, and how to use large mirrors and convex mirrors.
    • Perform work duties outside in all weather conditions.
    • Provide training for students in the truck driving program and students seeking a CDL.
    • Administer CDL examinations.
    • Driving simulations.
    • Brake board activities.
    • Purchase supplies.
    • Perform light maintenance on and washing and cleaning of vehicles.
    • Paint and maintain lines on driver training areas.
    • Demonstrate shifting techniques, how to couple and uncouple semi-trailer combinations, vehicle inspection, and scaling as directed.
    • Provide collision avoidance training.
    • Assist with program recruitment efforts.
    • Participate in the assessment of student learning.
    • Maintain flexibility in delivery of training.
    • Demonstrate commitment to service excellence standards.
    • Function in a team environment without direct supervision and in a manner that supports a cohesive departmental atmosphere by attending and reaching consensus at team meetings.
    • Communicate effectively and maintain positive relationships with students, instructors, truck supply and maintenance personnel, trucking company personnel, and Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) representatives verbally and in writing.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to drive all truck and trailer combinations offered in the truck driving program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate quality training.
    • Ability to work effectively with students in both one-on-one and group instruction situations.
    • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
    • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
    • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
    • Ability to value diversity and demonstrate commitment to equity, inclusion, and culturally respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
    • Basic knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.


    • Three years of experience operating large trucks and 48’ or 53’ trailer required, seven years strongly preferred.
    • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement required.
    • Current DOT physical presenting medical card and long form required.
    • Certified examiner preferred.
    • Completion of formal truck driving training preferred.
    • Training and teaching experience in the trucking industry preferred.
    • Experience with van, flatbed, tanker and doubles preferred.
    • Employment offer and continued employment is contingent upon a negative DOT drug test, acceptable DMV driving record and background check.

    In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

    As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits Summary

    • Health and dental insurance for all family members
    • Life and long-term disability insurance
    • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
    • 403(B) tax deferred annuity program
    • 457 deferred compensation plan
    • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
    • Paid vacation, holidays, personal, and sick leave


    CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711


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