A technical director oversees the technical aspects of hot mix asphalt materials, from quality control operations to new product development.
Technical directors work with plant and paving personnel to assure that pavement quality meets or exceeds standards. They also work with public agencies to develop standards.
Their connection to the sales force also helps determine product needs for new applications.
Engineering degree (civil engineering preferred)
Knowledge of hot mix asphalt paving
Professional licensure preferred
Long hours throughout the year
Typically starts at $80,000 and increases with performance