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Petroleum Supply Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
Petroleum supply specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the reception, storage and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products.

JOB DUTIES
  • Receive and stock bulk and package products
  • Issue and dispense bulk fuels and water from storage and distribution facilities to using units
  • Select and submit samples to laboratory for testing
  • Perform petroleum and water accounting duties
  • Operate equipment used with petroleum and water distribution system and multiproduct pipeline system


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in using petroleum.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks, Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Operating airplane refueling systems and equipment
  • Planning and scheduling petroleum transport
  • Operating pumps, pipelines and tanker equipment
  • Safety regulations and procedures for handling dangerous materials
  • Testing oil and fuels


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in shop mechanics and business math
  • Ability to follow spoken instructions
  • Enjoyment of physical work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Clerical (CL): 86
Operators & Food (OF): 85

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
923A Petroleum Systems Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with oil refineries, pipeline companies, and tanker truck and ship lines.