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Fuels Terminal Manager

  • Full Time
  • Vandenberg, CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Katmai Government Services

Respecting the past. Building the future.

Education: Bachelor degree in Business Management or Engineering, or the equivalent

Career Level: Experienced

% of Travel Required: 0-25%

Division: DLA Fuels

Manages all facets of the fuels management contract requirements.  Acts as the single point of contact for coordinating, controlling, and directing fuel and RP-1 operations to ensure all customer requirements are fulfilled in a safe/proficient manner.


  • Manage the requisition, receipt, storage, issue, handling, quality control and accounting of petroleum products and Rocket Propellants (RP-1) IAW DLA-Energy policies and procedures.
  • Maintain sufficient product inventories to meet daily demand and minimum Inventory Management Plan (IMP) requirements.
  • Establish product rotation procedures for all fuel products IAW DoD 4140.25-M.
  • Manage fuels and RP-1 products to meet on-time requirements of supported organizations and transient aircraft.
  • Schedule personnel and provides fuel support utilizing aircraft flying schedules and priority designation provided by wing leadership.
  • Ensure fuel services are conducted in a safe manner.
  • Provide fuels expeditor for aircraft fuels operations when available or required.
  • Meet or exceed compliance and federal, state and local environmental requirements.
  • Ensure fuels account reconciliation is timely and accurate IAW DLA-Energy policies and procedures.
  • Ensure proper security and storage of all facilities and equipment.
  • Establish an effective inspection and preventive maintenance program for all petroleum and facilities, to include a corrosion control/wash schedule for refueling vehicles.
  • Ensure inspection forms are properly annotated and filed.
  • Ensure that off-specification fuel is not issued to aircraft, equipment or vehicles.
  • Ensure personnel receive fire, emergency generator and flight line drivers training as required.
  • Provide a Report of Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (REPOL) as required or directed.
  • Establish a base organizational tank inspection program IAW AFI 23-204.
  • Establish and maintain a base tank custodian training program.


  • Directs individual Fuels Teams.
  • Acts as first-line Quality and Safety Manager.

Preferred Skills, Training and Education:

Knowledge of:

  • Department of Defense, DLA-ENERGY, AFPET and Air Force fuels management instructions and procedures
  • receipt, handling, and storage methods
  • properties and characteristics of liquid propellant, gases, oxidizers, and petroleum products
  • safety precautions
  • laboratory procedures
  • fuels automated system procedures
  • accounting procedures
  • the theory and fundamentals of operating budget preparation
  • logistics planning
  • principles of inventory control
  • freight transportation
  • statistical methods and procedures.

Must be able to read, write, speak, and fluently understand English

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must be able to meet and maintain eligibility requirements for access.

Job Requirements:
  • Associates Degree in a related discipline preferred. In lieu of degree, relevant work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.
  • Must have attended the one-week Terminal Managers/Responsible Officers Course
  • Must have a current or obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B.
  • Must have significant, specialized commercial or military experience in fuel terminal operations and maintenance performing and supervising tasks equivalent to an AF Fuels Management seven-skill level (2F071) or above personnel or similar commercial/military standard.
  • Ability obtain and maintain a valid secret security clearance (U.S Citizenship is required).