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Petroleum Supply Specialists

Job specification

Fuel and lubricants are among the huge expenses that the military is spending everyday to fully maximize its activities since the organization uses thousands of vehicles, planes and trucks. The Petroleum Specialists are enlisted personnel in the military that are task to take charge of the proper storage and handling of petroleum products.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Petroleum supply specialists in the military include:

Use houses and pumps to transfer fuel to vehicles, ships, airplanes and railroad cars

Conduct testing of oil to identify pollutants

Conduct repair to malfunctioning pipelines, pumps, valves and hoses

Conduct regular check on the volume of petroleum products stored in barges, tankers, and other storage facilities

Keep records of daily fuel usage

Use forklifts to move petroleum products

Ideal traits

The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military includes business math and shop mechanics. Other helpful attributes also include:

The will to religiously follow work instructions

Enthusiasm in dealing with machines and other equipment

Readiness to submit to physical strenuous work

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in related jobs are ideal training program. Other important subject matters also include:

Basic procedures in oil testing

Refueling system as well as basics in airplane refuel gadgets

Planning of the schedules in transporting of fuel and other petroleum products

Safety measures when handling flammable and dangerous materials

Work atmosphere

The Petroleum supply specialists in the military work outdoors and in all weather conditions. They conduct refueling in fuel tanks, plane and ships.

Non-military employment

The civilian Petroleum supply specialists work in petroleum companies, gasoline stations, refineries, airline companies, shipping lines, and large airports. Their duties and functions are also similar with that of the military.

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