Class A CDL Company Driver

Phoenix, Arizona


What we are looking for:

Nikola is seeking a motivated, dependable and safe CDL A Test Drivers to support a zero-emission automotive company. Successful candidates will test drive commercial vehicles and evaluate pre-production test vehicles on a proving ground and public roads, conduct safety inspections, perform specialized test procedures and document findings on driver reports in a clear and concise manner.

Get paid to drive test CDL A vehicles, experience new technology firsthand and give feedback to the development team!


  • Safely operate CDL A test vehicles in a wide range of testing conditions.
  • Follow detailed instructions for vehicle and component preparation to begin testing. This may include but is not limited to full visual inspection of vehicle including tires, glass, body panels and interior. Checking all vehicle fluids, air pressure, and function of components.
  • 5 years CDL driving to include tractor-trailer experience
  • Other duties as requested


  • High School diploma or GED


  • Able to drive safely in various conditions, follow policies and take ownership for working safely to avoid risks to self and others
  • Minimum of 5 years of driving experience with excellent driving record (professional driving experience preferred)
  • Safety Sensitive position requiring all persons assigned to activity be drug free. Alcohol consumption not permitted 8 hours prior to beginning of start of shift.
  • Able to safely drive in heavy traffic and adverse weather conditions.
  • May support training of others on performance and safe driving skills.
  • Document near misses, make suggestions for reduction of risk exposure and communicate all damage to vehicle including scrapes, dings etc. Participate in and support corrective action plans as requested.


  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs.
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods routinely exceeding two or more hours
  • Suspension component wear testing is designed to expose vehicles to periodic harsh road conditions.

Important Items:
Safety Sensitive position requiring all persons assigned to activity be drug-free and pass a drug screen.

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada. This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.

Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.