Petroleum Supply Specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the reception, storage, and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products. Their job duties include but are not limited to: receive and stock bulk and packaged products; issue and dispense bulk fuels and water from storage and distribution facilities to using units; select and submit samples to laboratories for testing; perform petroleum and water accounting duties; and operate equipment used with petroleum and water distribution system and multi-product pipeline systems.
- 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 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