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Autonomous Vehicle Operator - CDL A

Springdale, AR, USA

Job Type


Pay Rate

$26 - $28 per hour

About the Role

Prestige Recruiting is helping hire an Autonomous Vehicle Operator.

Apply now to join the driving team supporting Gatik’s middle-mile delivery operations. They are looking for highly motivated CDL A box truck drivers with at least three years’ experience to help test and improve the performance of the company's driverless 26-foot-long box trucks in running local routes in the greater Springdale area to transport dry and refrigerated cargo, obtain data, provide feedback to engineering teams and nurture strong customer relationships.

Gatik is leading the way in autonomous middle-mile delivery that addresses true pain points for the retail industry. Joining their team is your chance to help drive the trucking and transportation industry into the future, making the middle mile shine. Apply now!

As an Autonomous Vehicle Operator, you will: 

  • Safely operate 26ft (or longer) box trucks along local Springdale routes for on-time deliveries to retail customers.

    • NOTE: the vehicles are currently being driven in manual mode with the aim of moving toward autonomous operations.

  • Support Gatik’s customers and teams by acting as an ambassador for the company and being a versatile team member who communicates effectively on Slack, tracks, and reviews job-related data, and performs ad-hoc projects as needed.

  • Take care of your assigned state-of-the-art vehicle by keeping it clean, performing daily safety checks (e.g., monitoring fluid levels, checking tire pressure and hose connections), and notifying the team for repair as needed. 

  • Complete route testing by collaborating with software/hardware engineers and operations team members regarding collection/drop-off processes and procedures.

  • Provide vehicle performance feedback to the operations and engineering teams.


9-10 hour shifts available between the hours of 6:30am and 1:30am (next day) are available 6 days per week (no routes on Saturdays).

Benefits for this role include: 

  • Pre-tax commuter benefits

  • Employer (HireArt)-subsidized healthcare benefits

  • Flexible Spending Account for healthcare-related costs

  • HireArt covers all costs for short and long-term disability and life insurance

  • 401k package (unmatched)

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Paid breaks 


Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • 3+ years possessing a valid CDL A driver’s license

  • 3+ years recent (within the last 5 years) delivery driving experience in box trucks at least 26’ in length. Some of this experience must include:

    • reefer truck deliveries

    • middle mile deliveries (e.g. warehouse to a fulfillment center)

  • 25+ years old with a clean background check, drug screen, and Motor Vehicle Record check

  • Willing and able to work flexible hours on both weekdays and weekends

  • Customer relationship management experience with strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Organized and proactive, possessing solid mechanical aptitude/basic mechanical skills

  • Basic computer skills including the ability to learn and successfully use applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of middle-mile box truck delivery experience in the greater Springdale area

  • Experience driving box trucks up to 35’ in length

  • Previous relevant experience in automotive technology/engineering roles or as an automotive technician

Working Conditions: Due to the nature of the position with daily inspections of the vehicle, this job requires physical work including, but not limited to, bending, stooping, and various tasks that may require lifting up to 50 lbs and climbing a ladder.

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