The Army is an efficient organization, and it maintains its own equipment and infrastructure. One of the enlisted careers that are very challenging is the US Army Petroleum Supply Specialist. Everything that moves in the Army arsenal has something that powers it, and most things run on some sort of petroleum fuel. Working as a Petroleum Supply specialist you will deal with the storage of and supply operations involved in petroleum-based fuels. Watercraft, aircraft, tanks, and all different kinds of wheeled vehicles operate on gas, oil, diesel and other specialty fuels. This equipment cannot run unless they have a supply of readily available fuel. The Army petroleum supply specialist deals with all different types of fuel and compressed gases. Each type of fuel deals with different storage needs, and different requirements to care for it.
The Army Petroleum Fuel specialist deals with supervising and managing the storage, reception and shipping of packaged and bulk petroleum based products. The Army Petroleum supply specialist deals with all types of fuels including compressed gases. Working as a Army petroleum enlisted supply specialist you will work with: Preparing shipping and storage records, connecting valves, hoses and pumps to load airplanes, tanker trucks railroad cars and ships, performing water and petroleum product accounting duties, dispensing bulk fuel and water from distribution and storage container sites. If you have an interest in working with heavy equipment and fueling machinery, can follow written and spoken instructions accurately then this may be an ideal job for you. This is a dangerous job but with the proper training then nearly anyone can deal with fuel safely and without harm. Boot camp will give you 9 weeks of training on how to be an Enlisted Army Servicemember. You will then progress to 8 additional weeks of training, learning about pipeline equipment and operations, tankers, operating pumps, handling dangerous materials, and the proper care and handling of different types of fuels. You will work to learn how to repair and maintain pipeline valves, systems, pumps and lines.
You will work with strict safety protocols in storage and moving with all different petroleum products. There are programs that offer apprenticeship training in this field to earn credit while on the job in your military duty. If you are a person that has an interest in shop mechanics then this can be a productive job specialty for you.