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.

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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

Comparable Industries

  • Support Activities for Mining
  • Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only)
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Fuel Supply Specialists in the Military

17,107

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Salary

Average Salary

$53,928

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 86%
  • Associate's degree 9%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's 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
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Production and Processing
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Education and Training

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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