Kirkwood is looking for several Transportation Instructors to add to our growing, PTDI-certified program! Are you tired of long hours on the road, away from home? Kirkwood offers daytime, flexible hours, work/life balance, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day.
The instructor will be responsible for the in truck instruction of the professional truck driving program, both on the truck driving range and on the road. They will be responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and progress in the identified formats. In this position instructors will work with students at varying levels of proficiency and understanding.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
Maintain student engagement in a variety of settings, including: within the truck cab, on the truck driving range, and within the classroom.
Able to provide information to students through demonstration, written communication, and verbal instructions.
Complete timely and accurate student performance records
Perform pre and post trip inspections regularly and accurately
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Provide expert instructional information as related to the transportation industry in a professional method
Possess a high degree of attention to prevent injury to learners, staff, and public
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
Position involves frequent (34-66%) reaching, standing, sitting, talking, visual acuity, and climbing into semi-truck cabs and semi-trailers. Occasional (10-33%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping and repetitive motion.
Will travel over-the-road with students operating trucks to teach and perform other related work as required.
Potentially subject to extreme heat (temperatures above 90 degrees for periods of more than an hour); and extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour) to perform duties on the truck driving and safety range.
Potentially subject to noise; vibration; hazards such as moving mechanical parts and electrical current; hazardous chemicals; and fume and odors.
Minimum of three years professional driving experience over-the-road required.
Must have valid commercial driver's license (CDL) from the state of Iowa and good driving record.
Must pass DOT long form physical and drug test.
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At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.