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Army MOS 92F Petroleum Supply Specialist

Watercraft, aircraft, trucks, tanks and other Army vehicles simply can’t run without fuel and oil. Petroleum-based products, such as oil, fuel and compressed gas, need special storage and handling. It’s up to the Petroleum Supply Specialists to take charge of the proper storage and shipment of these products. Petroleum Supply Specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the reception, storage and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products. Some of your duties as a Petroleum Supply Specialist may include:

Receive and stock bulk and package POL products
Issue and dispense bulk fuels and water from storage and distribution facilities to using units
Select and submit samples of POL to laboratory for testing
Perform petroleum and water accounting duties
Operate equipment associated with petroleum and water distribution system and multi-product pipeline system
Fuel and defuel vehicles, aircraft and stationary equipment
Take emergency precautions to prevent harm to self and facilities in event of petroleum spillage or fire

Job training for a Petroleum Supply Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 11 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in using petroleum. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Testing oil and fuels
Operating airplane refueling systems and equipment
Operating pumps, pipelines and tanker equipment
Planning and scheduling petroleum transport
Safety regulations and procedures for handling dangerous materials
The Army offers certified apprenticeship programs for some specialties in this occupation.

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Petroleum Supply Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Petroleum Supply Specialist, you may be involved in:

Assign duties
Spot check work quality
Determine source of product contamination in storage areas and pipelines
Direct reclamation and disposition for petroleum products
Assure adherence to safety procedures
Ensure that efficient, clean and safe work environments are maintained
Supervise aircraft refueling and defueling operations

Related Army Positions
Petroleum Laboratory Specialist (92L)
Water Treatment Specialist (92W)

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Petroleum Supply Specialist will help prepare you for a civilian career with oil refineries, pipeline companies and tanker truck and ship lines.

See Promotion Points for MOS 91P