At AMI we are driven to be the best team in asphalt, and we use each day to grow and reinforce our reputation for exceeding expectations. Our greatest asset is our hardworking team who works together to make a real difference in the world. The asphalt industry may be a fit for you if you strive to build things that matter and enjoy learning and problem-solving as a team. Trade jobs offer great career potential and provide good pay and stability. The asphalt industry needs skilled workers interested in opportunities to grow. 

Why Choose a Career in Asphalt? 

The asphalt industry is constantly evolving with new technology and opportunities, yet it remains a stable, in-demand career path. The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) reports there are 13,000 jobs created for every $1 billion of federal investment. The industry provides high-paying jobs for workers at every level and pays competitively with strong benefit packages. Additionally, asphalt is the world’s most recycled product, and the industry is committed to increasing innovation and the use of reclaimed, recycled materials. 

There are miles of roads in need of repair, and there are more asphalt industry workers expected to retire who need to be replaced in the near future. The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) reports that 91% of contractors are looking to hire new employees. Whether you have a college degree or are looking for on-the-job training, there are a wide range of opportunities within the asphalt industry both in the office and in the field. 

Roles in the Asphalt Industry 

Our industry is regularly recruiting and developing the next generation of asphalt industry professionals. Companies look to employ hard-working, dedicated individuals across a variety of skill sets, and there are many types of roles to consider.  


Laborers build and repair roads and are typically employed on-site from the day a project begins until the day it is completed. Their work can range from small one-day jobs to large multi-year construction projects. Laborers tend to enjoy working with their hands outside, while interpreting construction plans and operating various equipment.   


Operating engineers or equipment operators run and maintain a variety of powerful equipment including bulldozers, backhoes, large power shovels, cranes, and more. Operators must have strong coordination and judgment to perform complex tasks on the job.  

Truck Driver 

Truck drivers transport materials to construction sites and operate vehicle equipment to load, secure, and unload materials. They also may assist in loading, securing, and unloading the truck manually. Roles require commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) along with on-the-job training hours. 

Laboratory Technician 

Research is essential in the asphalt industry to stay on the leading edge of sustainability commitments and industry contributions. Research roles vary from engineers to chemists, and more. Asphalt lab technicians are responsible for ensuring high-quality products are provided on all projects and jobs that meet controlled quality standards.  

Foreman and Superintendent 

Operations management roles like foreman and superintendent are responsible for ensuring projects and products are delivered safely, efficiently, and on time. These roles lead and manage teams to ensure job site safety, productivity, and more while managing resources like equipment and expenses.  


Engineers in construction are involved in planning, design, operation, and management of projects, and they ensure the job gets done safely, efficiently, and according to plan. They are problem solvers who are concerned with both the detail and general applications of their work in relation to the overall construction project. 

The asphalt industry is filled with opportunities from the technical roles listed above to office roles including sales, marketing, human resources, finance, accounting and more. To explore Heritage Construction + Materials job openings visit