Associate Instructor, Truck Driving
TNBR Careers

McMinnville, Tennessee

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Title: Associate Instructor, Truck Driving

Employee Classification: Faculty

Institution: TCAT-McMinnville

Department: Faculty

Campus Location: TCAT McMinnville - Coffee County Instructional Service Center

Job Summary

The Truck Driving Instructor reports to the Academic Coordinator and is responsible for developing, planning, and preparing a complete progressive course of study, lesson plans, assignments, and instructional aides, and keep these revised and up-to-date to meet the requirements of the industry. In addition, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with industry, high schools, and businesses to promote the Truck Driving program.

Job Duties

Minimum Qualifications

* High School Diploma
* Must hold a valid commercial driver's license
* Five (5) years of experience as an over-the-road driver with exemplary driving record
* High level skills in oral and written communication.
* Evidence of strong work ethic as it relates to timeliness of reporting, oversight of multiple on-going projects, and the ability to work with others.
* Proficient computer skills.
* Ability to deal tactfully with the students, public, and co-workers; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions
* Must be able to provide theoretical and practical instructional activities to prepare students for the CDL exam
* Must be willing to attend CDL training to become a 3rd party tester

Preferred Qualifications

* Prior teaching experience, especially in a postsecondary setting.
* Associate degree or higher from an accredited institution.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Truck Driving Instructor is responsible for the following:
 Demonstrate a commitment to student success.
 Teaches skills appropriate to the occupational area that will prepare students to become an economic asset.
 Guides students in selection, perception, and performance of suitable learning activities.
 Organizes class time effectively and efficiently in order that learning activities can be accomplished.
 Examine, evaluate, and select textbooks and reference materials commensurate to the course being taught.
 Start and end class at designated time.
 Utilizes individual and/or group instructional procedures appropriate to the requirements of the assigned activities and the student's needs.
 Supervises student conduct to ensure that the potentially hazardous shops/labs/classrooms provide an orderly environment conducive to productivity.
 Maintain a well-organized, safe, and clean shop and/or classroom
 Advises students of the importance of safety in relation to machinery, tools, and equipment.
 Investigate and make a full report on every accident on the day the accident occurs, using the "Preliminary Accident Report Form."
 Be responsible for equipment, tools, and supplies assigned to shop and/or classroom.
 Maintains an inventory of equipment, controls storage, repair, and usage of materials in order to minimize loss or abuse.
 Keeps in contact with business and industry by making several industry visits each year so that the curriculum can be updated to reflect changes in high-tech society.
 Establishes an Occupational Advisory Committee comprised of a minimum of three (3) industry leaders who advise on all aspects of the program and meets twice each year.
 Maintain COE Completion, Placement and Licensure minimums each trimester.
 Keeps and shares with students continuously updated records of attendance and competencies acquired during their enrollment.
 Evaluates each student's progress at specific intervals (end of trimester) and completes permanent records.
 Assists, as directed by administration, in follow-up evaluations of graduates and their programs.
 Helps students, as opportunities become available and known, in job placement for both full-time and part-time employment.
 Requisitions equipment, supplies, materials, and instructional aides as needed, working within the perimeters of school guidelines and available funds.
 Attends and participates in various school functions such as graduation, open houses, and other functions as assigned by the Academic Coordinator.
 Participates as a member of various faculty/staff committees


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