Technical Director - Phoenix, AZ


Phoenix, AZ


Position summary

Job ID:  484623

Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading global supplier of building and landscaping products. Its product portfolio includes hardscapes and masonry, packaged cement mixes, lawn and garden materials, and composite decking sold through a variety of channels for residential and commercial use. Oldcastle APG is the leading producer of hardscapes in North America and Europe and the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands: Belgard hardscapes, Echelon masonry, Sakrete bagged dry mixes, and MoistureShield composite decking. With over 260 operating locations and approximately 8,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 7 countries in the https://U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Job Summary

The Technical Director is responsible for research and development and all aspects of our paver products, including Belgard (interlocking architectural products, permeable concreate pavers, and wall systems), Echelon (structural masonry, masonry veneers, insulated wall systems), and other masonry products. In this role, you will collaborate with our Quality Control Lab in Denver, CO. The Technical Director will work closely with all APG companies within our West Region. Key responsibilities include collaborating with diverse teams, developing project roadmaps and timelines, mitigating project risks and track project goals. Additionally, the Technical Director must demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships at all levels of the organization and work as a team player to efficiently deliver project goals on schedule and within budget.

  • Innovative development of new and existing products
  • Responsible for formula accuracy at all plants and record keeping
  • Develop and maintain formulas that will produce quality products at the most efficient cost
  • Build and maintain standards for quality control processes
  • Monitor quality assurance testing and provide updates to APG leadership
  • Evaluate competitor products
  • Assist licensee labs with formulas and testing as requested
  • Coordinate testing for contract packaging / private label products
  • Coordinate testing of bagged products made by Oldcastle companies but not under the Sakrete or Amerimix logo, https://i.e.EnduraMax, B-Dry, Magna Wall and Suremix
  • Assist product managers as needed
  • Assist plants with line studies to determine consistency of products
  • Evaluate raw materials
  • Assist plants with trial runs of any new products
  • Look for opportunities to improve products by optimizing formulas.
  • Industry involvement in associations pertaining to concrete and ASTM
  • Develop formulas for existing products at new manufacturing plants
  • Train sales personnel on new products
  • Train plant QC personnel as needed
  • Perform full tests on all blacktop products for all regions
  • Coordinate with all Blacktop producers


  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, concrete industry management, or other technical / related field required
  • Thorough understanding of the chemistry and physical property requirements of the type of products made in the bagged cement, concrete, and mortar industry
  • Basic understanding of the mixing and bagging equipment used in the industry
  • Familiarity with ASTM specifications that govern bagged concretes, mortars and portland cement repair products
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique
  • production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective procurement, manufacture, and distribution of goods
  • Lead and manage both through direct reports and persuasively through peers
  • Knowledge of procurement requests for proposal and negotiation
  • Travel requirements up to 50%

What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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