Army Petroleum Laboratory Specialist



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Supervises or conducts laboratory tests on petroleum, oils and lubricants products.

Performs staff and advisory duties by assisting and planning quality assurance, surveillance operations, and programs; makes inspection of contractor facilities to ensure that all provisions of the contract are complied with; coordinates special testing of POL products, including troubleshooting of differences in results among laboratories.

Performs supervisory duties shown at preceding level of skill; performs duties as petroleum quality assurance representative; assists command and staff officers in appraisals of petroleum and water operations; assists in coordination and implementation of operations, training programs, administrative matters, and communication activities; provides advice and makes recommendations to the commander and staff on all matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers and their families; accompanies the commander on inspections, visits and ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities, facilities and personnel as prescribed by the commander; ensures adherence to command policies; holds First Sergeants' or Sergeants' Major call to announce information and instruction; ensures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service and command regulations or policies; responsible for monitoring training or conducts training of enlisted soldiers; assesses training at all levels and provides feedback to appropriate commanders and leaders; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers of the command; responsible for and provides guidance on Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP); inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command; serves as president or member of command promotion board or removal board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; sits as chairperson or member of a command's Military Member of the Quarter/Year competition for enlisted soldiers or NCOs, as directed by local regulations; responsible for quality, control and training of noncommissioned officer evaluation reports (NCOER) while ensuring timely submissions; reviews evaluation reports to determine compliance with policies and procedures and recommends corrective actions on deficiencies to commanders, other leaders and rating officials; performs other duties prescribed by the commander; assists in the professional development of junior and company grade officer.

Receives samples and conducts tests on petroleum products; report findings in accordance with ASTM test methods; evaluates test results with specification requirements and makes recommendations regarding product disposition; applies fire prevention and safety control procedures in handling volatile POL products; identifies sources and types of contamination and deterioration and makes recommendations for reclamation and disposition; furnishes required quality surveillance reports to higher headquarters; performs organizational and preventive maintenance and calibration on laboratory equipment; performs fire and safety inspections; plans and organizes petroleum laboratory activities; establishes files and technical references and specifications; prepares and reviews administrative and technical reports; supervise all supply activities, coordinates activities with POL storage and distribution; assists in establishment and supervision of quality surveillance programs; ensures adherence to laboratory fire and safety procedures; applies principles of Occupational Health and Safety Act and EPA regulations for possible violations of environmental control laws.

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