Petroleum laboratory specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or conducting laboratory tests on petroleum, oil and lubricant products.
- 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.
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.
- Interest in chemistry and mathematics.
- Ability to follow detailed procedures.
- Interest in performing technical work.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
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.
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Must be between the ages of 17-34.
- Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.