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Petroleum Service Technicians install, repair, and maintain petroleum dispensers like those at convenience stores and gas stations, as well as installing and maintaining point of sale systems.

Career Details


Students in Petroleum Service Technician are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Service on pumps/convenience stores including replacement of parts, pump installation, and POS installation.
  • Service and install petroleum equipment in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Complete paperwork for each service call.
  • Able to take on and solve multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to communicate either in person or over the phone.

Career Options

Graduates of this career pathway often go on to work as& petroleum service technicians or petroleum equipment installers.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean driving record.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Renewable Resources and Energy training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

Petroleum Service Technician Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Communication skills
Stress tolerance