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    UNIT: Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) #2
    LOCATION: Saint Cloud, MN
    SELECTING OFFICIAL: MAJ Shaun Meling (651)-282-4517

    This position is located in the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF). The primary purpose of this position is to operate and maintain a fuel distribution system composed of bulk storage, hydrant-refueling system, or a tanker truck operation used to perform ground refueling of aviation aircraft.

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    A FUEL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WORKER, WG-5413-8, Receives, stores, and issues aviation fuels for the facility. Orders fuel under a negotiated government contract with a vendor who provides delivery to the storage location. Operates a complete bulk fuel storage and distribution system composed of storage tanks, interconnecting line and pipe arrangements, pumps, meters and gauges, etc., in the movement of fuels between storage tanks and to refueling equipment and facilities consisting of 1200-5000 gallon tanker trucks and/or hydrant refueling equipment interconnected with the fuel farm. Operates necessary transfer and pumping equipment including valves, pimps, safety lines, and hoses. Operates gasoline or diesel powered truck with a gross vehicle weight of more than 22,000 pounds having 1200 to 5000 gallon capacity on public roads and highways on a regular and recurring basis in order to receive aircraft fuel from a commercial or government storage site and transport it to aircraft operating sites. Based on destination, determines the route to be followed taking into consideration clearance of underpasses, load limits of bridges and overpasses, detours, and road capacities, etc. Exercises skill in being capable of operating vehicles with multiple forward speeds in two or more gear ranges, two or more driving wheels and air brake systems. Must be able to back the vehicle into narrow areas and around loading docks, etc., and drive on steep grades and curves without spilling cargoes. Because of the hazardous nature of the cargo transported, exercises extreme care and all applicable safety precautions in loading, storing and dispensing fuel and in operation of the transporting vehicles. 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 mounts received. Transports fuel from the fuel farm to the flight line and positions the vehicles to facilitate off-loading of fuel. Exercises extreme caution in maneuvering around parked aircraft and associated support equipment as wall as aircraft moving on the ramp. Assists in the fueling of aircraft by ensuring that tanker and aircraft are properly grounded and operates the pumping equipment used to transfer fuel to the aircraft. Monitors gauges and motors and coordinates with personnel fueling the aircraft. Starts and stops pumps, closes and opens valves, disconnects and drains hoses, etc. Effects emergency cut off of pumping operations in case of accident. Performs operator maintenance to ensure equipment is safe and operable. Performs duties required to off-load or defuel aircraft when needed to perform maintenance or other functions. Performs required fuel testing. Determines the existence of water in fuel tanks and follows procedures to drain it. Conducts aqua-glo, milipor, and other fuels tests at required intervals to determine the existence of water, sediments, and other contaminate in the fuel. Drains required fuel samples from storage and dispensing units, and prepares them for shipment to testing laboratories. Prepares documentation required in accounting for fuel types and coordinates information with other supply functions. May be required to perform such additional duties as structural fire fighting, aircraft fire/crash/rescue duty, security guard, snow removal, munitions loading and handling, heavy equipment operation, maintenance of facilities and equipment, or to serve as a team member on boards to cope with natural disasters or civil emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned.     

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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