Technical Director

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.

Education requirements
Engineering degree (civil engineering preferred)
Continuing education

Other requirements
Knowledge of hot mix asphalt paving
Laboratory experience
Communication skills
Management skills
Organizational skills
Professional licensure preferred

Work environment
Year-round work
Long hours throughout the year
Professional environment

Typically starts at $80,000 and increases with performance