Petroleum supply specialists are primarily responsible for
supervising and managing the reception, storage and shipping of
bulk or packaged petroleum-based products.
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
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.
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
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
Testing oil and fuels
Interest in shop mechanics and business math
Ability to follow spoken instructions
Enjoy physical work
REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Clerical (CL): 86, Operators & Food (OF): 85
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay,
and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
EARN CASH FOR IN DEMAND JOBS
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting
under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in
Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition,
merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an
annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education
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.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian
employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program.
The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job
interview with military friendly employers that are looking for
experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find
out more about the Army PaYS Program at
Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.
JB Hunt Transportation, Inc.
Jasper Engines and Transmissions
United Road Services, Inc.
Atlas Oil Company
Shell Oil Company