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Motor Vehicle Operator (D1417000)

Air Force Civilian Service Belle Chasse, LA

Job Description



(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.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to follow instructions and safely operate the type of equipment required to accomplish the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience or training which demonstrates the ability to operate one or more motor vehicles including platform trucks, van trucks, fuel trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, and trash removal trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 11,700 kilograms (26,000 pounds) and up to 14,400 kilograms (less than 32,000 pounds). Experience operating vehicles and tractors, some of which may be equipped with special-purpose powered equipment. Experience operating platform, van, stake and dump trucks, refueling vehicles passenger buses or ambulance buses which has provided the candidate with the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed below.


I: Knowledge of forecasting bulk fuel requirements.

II: Knowledge of safety regulations and use of safety equipment.

III: Knowledge of and skills in receiving, storing, transferring, and issuing and testing of fuels.

IV: Knowledge of accountable documentation required to ensure audit trail of receipts and issued products.

V: Ability to perform operator maintenance including inspection/minor repair of equipment.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee must also be in a compatible military assignment (MOS/AFSC) prior to the effective date of placement.

Compatible Military Grades & Assignments:

·         ENLISTED: 2F051, 2T0X1, 2T1X1, 2T3X0, 2T3X7;;***LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS Acceptance of this position may result in the loss of contracted incentive(s). For further details, contact the LANG State Incentive Manager, at (504) 391-8336 ***


Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


SECURITY CLEARANCE: Must maintain an appropriate level of security clearance.


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Other Information

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

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