Military Fuel Supply Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Fuel supply specialists receive, store, account and care for, dispense, issue, and ship various fuel products including petroleum, alternate fuel, and cryogenic products. They manage, maintain, and operate fuel support equipment used for base and tactical operations. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with all safety and environmental regulations. They perform analyses to ensure quality of fuels and lubricants.

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Work Environment

Fuel supply specialists work outdoors in all types of weather while filling storage tanks and refueling airplanes, ships, and tankers.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Fuel Supply Specialists in the Military

17,754

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Salary

Average Salary

$50,444

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 60%
  • Bachelor's degree 17%
  • Some college 8%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Fuel supply specialists will gain skills through classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in using petroleum pumping equipment. Training content may include: Testing oil and fuelsOperating various fuel dispensing and refueling systems and equipmentOperating and maintaining pumps, pipelines, and tanker equipmentPlanning and scheduling petroleum transportSafety regulations and procedures, including first aid, for handling hazardous materialsUse of lab equipment, such as centrifuges and spectrometers

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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