Updated: Oct 2019

Specialty Summary

PMaintains and operates fuels and cryogenic facilities and equipment. Receives, stores, and issues petroleum, cryogenics, and alternative fuel products. Performs quality analysis on petroleum and cryogenics products. Performs preventative and operator maintenance on fuel dispensing vehicles and handling equipment, fuel dispensing systems, and conducts operator inspection and maintenance on facilities. Prepares receipt, inventory, and issue documents to support fuel and cryogenic product accountability. Operates specialized fuels vehicles and support equipment.

Tech School

31 Days - Sheppard AFB



Duty Badge

Supply and Fuels Badge








Total: 3028

For Entry Into This Specialty


Mechanical: 47


General: 38


70 lbs

  • Normal color vision.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Secret material or similar environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Directs receipt, storage, and issue operations for petroleum, cryogenic, and alternative fuel products. Forecasts product requirements, places orders for products, and performs product receipt operations. Ensures proper handling and segregation of products received and verifies quantity and quality. Documents discrepancies in product receipt quantities and quality. Isolates off-specification products and takes appropriate actions to correct quality problems. Ensures compliance with all safety and environmental regulations.

Manages, operates, and maintains storage and dispensing facilities. Rotates stock to prevent product quality degradation. Ensures an effective operator maintenance program is carried out. Maintains inspection and maintenance records for facilities. Reports facility deficiencies to appropriate maintenance activity. Initiates facility upgrades and construction projects. Inspects and maintains cryogenic storage tanks and support equipment. Operates and maintains cryogenic production plants. Manages, maintains, and operates Fuels Support Equipment (FSE) and Fuels Operational Readiness Capability Equipment (FORCE) used for bare-base operations.

Performs technical fuels functions. Operates Fuels Service Center (FSC) to monitor all product movements and ensure timely response to mission requirements. Coordinates refueling requirements with supported agencies and ensures appropriate prioritization of support requirements. Ensures vehicle preventive maintenance program is effective and reliable. Operates mobile and hydrant refueling equipment to dispense products to aircraft and ground support equipment and facilities. Operates cryogenic storage tanks to receive and dispense products.

Maintains fuels and cryogenic records. Ensures accuracy of receipt, inventory, and issue documents. Processes computer transactions to ensure proper billing and payment for all product receipt and issue transactions. Monitors product temperature and handling gains and losses to ensure they are within tolerance. Coordinates gain/loss investigation when acceptable tolerances are exceeded. Compiles data and generates ad hoc and recurring reports. Monitors inventory levels to ensure adequate stocks are on-hand to support peacetime and prepositioned wartime stock requirements. Inputs data into the Business Systems Modernization-Energy (BSM-E) to ensure accurate accountability. Reconciles information systems to ensure all transactions have processed correctly.

Maintains quality control of fuel and cryogenic products. Operates and maintains laboratory test equipment. Collects and analyzes product samples from receipt sources, bulk storage tanks, and dispensing equipment. Documents test results in BSM-E and conducts trend analysis on product quality. Establishes a sample correlation program with the Aerospace Fuels Laboratory to validate the integrity of the base-level analysis procedures. Collects fuel samples from crashed aircraft and submits them to the Aerospace Fuels Laboratory for analysis. Ensures an effective product segregation and recovery program is implemented. Establishes and manages a lock out/tag out program.

Oversees unit personnel readiness. Monitors unit manning document and allocates personnel to authorized positions. Participates in mobility planning, submits resources and training system data, and evaluates and approves unit type code changes. Reviews and monitors status of unit type codes (UTCs) and provides updates to the Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) Reporting Tool (ART).

Conducts preventive maintenance inspections on the fuels vehicle fleet. Determines the overall mechanical condition of equipment. Corrects deficiencies as required. Analyzes malfunctions, documents deficiencies, and coordinates repairs with the Refueling Maintenance shop. Tests repaired refueling units for proper operation. Adjusts fueling equipment components and verifies installed safety devices for proper operation. Carries out hydrostatic hose testing. Performs scheduled inspections, preventive maintenance, and on-the-spot repairs. Uses technical publications to maintain refueling equipment. Prepares refueling equipment for shipment.

Specialty Qualifications

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory regarding the composition, properties, and characteristics of petroleum products and cryogenic fluids, including toxic, explosive, and fire hazards; environmental protection procedures; conservation; methods of receiving, storing, testing, and evaluating fuel and cryogenic fluids under normal, or operating within remote locations or in support of deployment and contingency operations.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in general science, computer science, mathematics, and chemistry is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 2F031, completion of the Fuels Apprentice Course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 2F051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2F031. Also, experience is mandatory in functions such as receipt, issue, and transfer operations from the military service station, fuels hydrant system, and cryogenic storage; operating available mobile refueling vehicles and equipment; documenting fuels transactions for computer processing; and performing fuels quality control analysis on petroleum products.
  • 2F071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2F051. Also, experience is mandatory in functions such as Fuels Service Center operations, training, material control, fuels vehicle and equipment maintenance, and fuels laboratory.
  • 2F091. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 2F071. Also, experience in Fuels Operations such as mobile refueling, fuels hydrants; understand the role and responsibilities of Bulk Storage Contracting Officer Representative; possess a working knowledgeable of Fuels Service Center operations with a keen understanding of fuels accounting; be familiar with fuels laboratory and training requirements.

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