Truck Operations Instructor, Operations Training


  • Full Time

Who We Are

Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is revolutionizing transportation – making it safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks. Aurora is partnered with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem including Toyota, Volvo, PACCAR, Uber, Uber Freight, FedEx, and U.S. Xpress. Aurora tests its vehicles in the Bay Area, Pittsburgh, and Texas and has offices in those areas as well as in Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA; Louisville, CO; and Detroit, MI. To learn more, visit

Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We are searching for Truck Operations Instructors with CDLs,  based in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas who will help change the commercial trucking industry by training a diverse and effective curriculum through the Vehicle Operations Training Program. 

In this role, you will

  • Teach a team of autonomous vehicle and/or truck operations specialists to safely and effectively operate Aurora’s technology.
  • Work primarily out of Aurora’s terminal network, throughout Texas. 
  • Train in-vehicle and classroom modules, across several Aurora locations
  • Facilitate and continuously improve our new hire, ongoing, and remedial vehicle operations training program, with a focus on safety and efficiency
  • Update and maintain curriculum, content,  and documentation as needed
  • Provide verbal and written feedback to help trainees develop the required skills to safely operate an AV
  • Execute spot checks for operators, post-training, to measure knowledge retention
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with teams throughout Aurora to deliver the best program possible
  • Operate in an autonomous truck or passenger vehicle, 25-50% of the time
  • Maintain deep understanding of autonomy, aurora driver capabilities, AV platforms, as well as policies and processes for in-vehicle operations
  • Understand and monitor all applicable DOT and FMCSA compliance regulations
  • Follow all Aurora policies and adhere to the Vehicle Operations Manual
  • Play an integral role in developing team culture and represent Aurora as an ambassador of our company values

 Required Qualifications 

  • Class-A Commercial Driver's License 
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record, validated by MVR check
  • Minimum 3 years of experience driving trucks commercially  
  • Clean driving record with 0 violation points
  • Is at least 21 years of age
  • Meets all DOT qualifications
  • Must pass pre-employment, post-incident, and randomized drug testing in accordance with FMCSA requirements.
  • Safety focus and understanding of risk assessments
  • Ability to make command decisions, lead by example, and motivate teams
  • Exceptional critical thinking and communication skills
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Computer proficiency – typing, navigating, utilizing business applications 
  • Ability to travel across or out of state, for up to 3 weeks at a time 
  • Flexibility to work days, nights, weekends, and overtime, all as needed
  • Is at least 21 years of age

 Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with autonomous vehicle technology operations
  • Experience training CDL drivers or experience in education or mentorship 
  • Experience in trucking, transportation, or as OTR CDL driver
  • 2+ years experience developing or executing a training program with success
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to adjust for audience
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to learn new software applications and processes
  • The ability to independently teach and instruct new hires with minimal supervision
  • Strong time management skills
  • Experience with Jira, G-Suite, Command Line Interface, Slack
  • Experience with Environmental Health and Safety or OSHA regulations


The base hourly wage range for this position is $31.50-$47.25 per hour.  Aurora’s pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, the successful candidate’s starting base pay will be determined based on factors including job-related skills, experience, qualifications, relevant education or training, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future. The successful candidate will also be eligible for an annual bonus, equity compensation, and benefits.



Working at Aurora

At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.

We have offices in 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora.

At the core of everything we do is our commitment to safety. Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and we believe that each employee at Aurora has a role in contributing to safety, every step of the way. Aurora expects commitment to our safety policies from every employee, and seeks candidates who take an active responsibility, can contribute to building an atmosphere of trust, and invest in the organization’s long-term success by prioritizing working safely, no matter what.

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit. You can find all the latest news on our Blog

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