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Overview:  Fuels specialists are responsible for managing the refueling of aircraft on the flight line as well as operating  the vehicles, equipment and storage facilities that are essential in the refueling operation. These personnel ensure that the handling of volatile fuels complies with all safety and environmental regulations. 

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Maintain and operate petroleum, missile, alternative and cryogenic facilities and equipment 
  • Operate mobile and hydrant refueling equipment and cryogenic storage tanks 
  • Ensure proper handling and segregation of products and verify quantity and quality 
  • Maintain records and quality control of petroleum fuel and cryogenic products 
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and environmental regulations


  • Normal color vision 
  • Qualification to operate a government vehicle 
  • ASVAB score of 47 on Mechanical and 38 on General 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 70 pounds
  • Eligibility for Secret security clearance


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX ,followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - 31 days at Sheppard  AFB, TX 
  • College credit earned:  Logistics - 11 credits

Related Civilian Occupation:

  • Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators and Gaugers