Truck Driving Instructional Assistant (Part-time)

Chippewa Valley Technical College
4000 Campus Road

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

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 Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education.



  • 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 other 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.
  • Completion of formal truck driving training preferred.
  • Training and teaching experience in the trucking industry preferred.
  • Experience with van, flatbed, tanker and doubles preferred.
  • Certified examiner preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with air brake endorsement.
  • Employment offer and continued employment is contingent upon negative DOT drug test(s) and acceptable driving record.


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

This position is not eligible for benefits.



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


Working at Chippewa Valley Technical College


Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers innovative and applied education that supports the workforce needs of the region, improves the lives of students, and adds value to our communities.


Chippewa Valley Technical College is a dynamic partner for students, employers, and communities to learn, train, and succeed.

Location and Campuses

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and serves an eleven-county area in west central Wisconsin. The largest campus is located in Eau Claire and includes a Business Education Center and Health Education Center, plus a Manufacturing Education Center at the Gateway Campus and an Emergency Service Education Center and Energy Education Center at the West Campus. CVTC has regional centers in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville, and River Falls. The College is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state.

Student Profile

Student enrollment exceeds 8,000 credit students per year, plus over 9,000 non-credit students, with full-time equivalents of over 4,000. The median age of credit students is 24. Approximately 68% of students receive financial aid and 44% are Pell Grant students.

Programs and Placement

CVTC offers 110 programs, 35 certificates, and customized training to an average of 140 businesses annually. CVTC has an outstanding placement rate, 95% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation, with 87% in a related field. CVTC has nationally recognized faculty and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Business and industry leaders serve on advisory committees and help CVTC match its curriculum to the needs of today's workplace. Courses are offered at numerous locations in traditional classroom settings, as well as online and in a variety of blended and hybrid formats.

Commitment to Learning

We value all students and their diverse backgrounds and are committed to their learning and success in a global society. We act with honesty, integrity, and fairness and offer a safe and cooperative work environment where individuals care for each other and grow through open communication. We value the resources entrusted to us and work together to develop and continuously improve processes that support the creative pursuit of new ideas.

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