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Driver Instructor II - Road - BulkFull-Time | Houston, TX

Home time:
Daily
Experience:
12 months or greater CDL experience
Job ID:
202403

Coach and mentor truck driver candidates during the in-truck phase (road and range) of the Entry Level Driver Training Program as a Driver Instructor. Enjoy daily home time as you work locally out of the Houston facility and prepare new drivers for a rewarding career with Schneider.

Houston Driver Instructor job overview

  • Demonstrate and teach driving skills and techniques in accordance with Schneider Training Academy guidelines and training materials.
  • Train driver candidates until they reach prescribed levels of proficiency in all in-truck and at-truck activities identified in the Entry Level Driver Training Program curriculum.
  • Conduct mutual expectation exchanges with driver candidates and provide driver candidates with verbal and written performance feedback along with suggestions for improvement.
  • Provide Training Academy leaders with status updates on driver candidates who are not progressing to prescribed levels of proficiency within established timelines.
  • Incorporate every available training resource (peer instructors, Driver Training leaders, Safety Training Managers, etc.) to help driver candidates overcome performance shortfalls.
  • Maintain a work area (truck, trailer, yard and office desk) that is clean, serviceable and reflects the professional standards of the Training Academy.
  • Successfully complete the annual instructor recertification process.
  • Haul freight as needed.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance and timeliness, including for team meetings.
  • Exhibit professional behavior in alignment with Schneider core values, high standards and dress code.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, and the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.
  • *Based on CDL driver experience, performance and location

Houston Driver Instructor qualifications

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and DOT physical card.
  • Minimum 12 months of Class A driving experience.
  • Either at least 6 months instructor/trainer experience or at least 5 years of recent Class A driving experience.
  • Live within 50 miles of Houston, TX.
  • Tanker endorsement required at time of hire.
  • HazMat endorsement required after starting — Schneider’s self-paced online certification training will help you secure it.
  • Meet minimum driving qualifications for Schneider’s CDL drivers and have a knowledge of and adherence to policies.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements with minimal logging or Hours of Service violations.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and correct unsafe or aggressive driving habits.
  • Demonstrate a positive, professional attitude and the ability and willingness to accept change.
  • Strong leadership qualities.

Additional Driver Instructor job benefits

  • Annual profit-sharing bonuses available.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, plus flexible spending options and company-paid life insurance.
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match plus a company-paid retirement plan.
  • Unlimited referral bonus potential.
  • Credit for Military Experience and Military Apprenticeship programs, plus more military benefits.
  • Leading equipment and technology specs designed for driver comfort.
  • Many more — see full driver benefit package.

More reasons to choose Schneider in Houston

  • Resilient, values-based culture that drives safety first and always, integrity in every action, respect for all and excellence in all we do.
  • Individual development opportunities through company-paid training, active leadership involvement and more than 170 online personal development courses.
  • Position based out of Schneider’s Houston Facility.
  • Learn more about Schneider’s culture for Driver Instructors.

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