Petroleum laboratory specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or conducting laboratory tests on petroleum, oil and lubricant products. Job Duties:Evaluate test results with specification requirements and makes recommendations regarding product disposition.Receive samples and conduct tests on petroleum products.Report findings in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials testing methods.Apply fire prevention and safety control procedures in handling volatile products.Training:Job training for a petroleum laboratory specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in testing different products.Helpful Skills:Interest in chemistry and mathematics.Ability to follow detailed procedures.Interest in performing technical work.Compensation:Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.Education Benefits:In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.Future Civilian Careers:The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with petroleum refineries, chemical companies, manufacturing firms or government agencies. Laboratory technicians often specialize in a particular industry, such as petroleum, food processing or medical drugs.PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program:Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.JB Hunt Transportation, Inc.Jasper Engines and Transmissions.United Road Services, Inc.Atlas Oil Company.Shell Oil Company.Job Requirements:Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.Must be between the ages of 17-34.Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.