PETROLEUM SUPPLY SPECIALIST

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IA-Des Moines
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Full-Time
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Job Description 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
  • Job RequirementsREQUIREMENTS

    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

    TRAINING

    Job training for a petroleum supply specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 11 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. 

    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
    • Enjoy physical work