92L Petroleum Laboratory Specialist

OVERVIEW
A Petroleum Laboratory Specialist refines and tests the fuel that moves the Guard. Use specialized science to evaluate and recommend petroleum products to fit the needs of the ever-changing battlefield. Conduct laboratory tests on samples and apply safety procedures in handling volatile products.

JOB DUTIES

  • Gather samples and test petroleum products
  • Evaluate test results and make recommendations on products
  • Follow the American Society for Testing and Materials guidelines
  • Safely handle volatile products in case of a fire or emergency 

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91

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TRAINING
Job training for a Petroleum Laboratory Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job split between the classroom and the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 10 weeks

Some of the skills you’ll learn are

  • Testing methods
  • Use of lab equipment, such as the centrifuge and spectrometer 

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in chemistry and mathematics
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures
  • Interest in performing technical work

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills and experience you acquire as a Petroleum Laboratory Specialist could lead you into the petroleum industry or in a chemistry-related field doing testing in a lab. 

MOS Code: 
92L

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Environmental & Safety Field Technician
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Petroleum Engineer
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Soil Scientist
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92L Petroleum Laboratory Specialist. Conduct laboratory tests on samples and apply safety procedures in handling volatile products.
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Career Field - Supply & Logistics
Job Description: 
Refine and test the fuel that moves the Guard. Use specialized science to evaluate and recommend petroleum products to fit the needs of the ever-changing battlefield. Conduct laboratory tests on samples and apply safety procedures in handling volatile products.