DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(1) Operates one or more types of special purpose aviation fuel tankers that exceed 70,000 pounds of Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) to fuel a variety of military aircraft. At a tank truck loading facility, operates equipment to transfer fuel from storage tanks by coupling and uncoupling hoses, monitoring meters and gauges, opening and closing valves, operating pumps and recording fuel amounts received. Transports fuel from the fuel farm to the flight line and positions the vehicle to facilitate off-loading of fuel. Exercises extreme caution in maneuvering around parked aircraft and associated support equipment or aircraft moving on the ramp. Assists in fueling aircraft by ensuring that tanker and aircraft are properly grounded. Operates pumping equipment used to transfer fuel to the aircraft. Monitors gauges/meters and coordinates with personnel fueling the aircraft. Operates pumps and valves, disconnects and drains hoses. Effects emergency shut off of pumping operation in case of accident. Performs operator maintenance to ensure equipment is safe and operational. Performs work required to off load or defuel aircraft when needed to perform maintenance or other functions.
(2) Operates, inspects and performs all required maintenance and repair on 400 - 5,000 gallon cryogenic storage tanks. Inspects, maintains and repairs support equipment and cryogenic samplers to include the following: air purging units, vacuum gauges, vacuum pumps, portable efficiency meters, portable samplers and other support equipment that is required to maintain the cryogenic storage tank in a ready condition to receive, store and transfer LOX and LIN. Applies safety or precautionary procedures required in handling cryogenic fluids. Analyzes, isolates and corrects system malfunctions. Performs preventive maintenance of components and tanks, to include inspections, trouble shooting and organizational and intermediate level repair of tanks and support and testing equipment. This includes servicing components such as compressors, safety valves, hand operated valves, pressure disks, filter/strainer assemblies, gauges, and various moving mechanical parts by disassembling, cleaning, repairing or adjusting, and reassembling components. Ensures that parts are cleaned and certified as suitable for oxygen/nitrogen servicing. Purges and maintains insulating vacuum on tanks as required by technical orders or product testing results. Maintains inspection and maintenance records and performs quality control of cryogenic products. Establishes and maintains a level of spare parts or system subparts that are required to keep the tankage operational.
(3) Performs required fuels/cryogenics quality control testing. Operates precision measuring equipment to measure the effectiveness of petroleum handling equipment. Determines Fuels System Icing Inhibitor (FSII), conductivity additive, American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity, color, particulate, filtration time, fiber, sulfide, total solids, odor and microscopic analysis.
(4) Performs all accounting transactions pertaining to requisitioning, procuring, scheduling, ordering, reporting and document preparation for aviation fuels, ground fuels and missile propellant transactions in the automated fuels data system.
(5) Plans, monitors and conducts On-The-Job Training (OJT), for assigned drill status guardsmen and maintains required records.
(6) Performs other duties as assigned.