Company: Occidental Petroleum
Posted on: September 20, 2022
Title: Automation Specialist
Location: United States-Texas-Levelland
Occidental is an international energy company with operations in
the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are
the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the
Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of
Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance
and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary
OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing
products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing
leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically
grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to
using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance
a lower-carbon world. Visit Oxy.com for more information.
Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by
investing in their professional development and providing rewarding
opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest
employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our
employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our
communities where we do business.
Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people.
We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill
the position of Automation Specialist within our US Onshore
Resources & Carbon Management, based in Levelland, TX.
Roles and Responsibilities
This position will assume the responsibility of maintaining and
repairing a wide array of automation and electrical equipment
associated with upstream onshore oil and gas producing
Provide on-site automation support for upstream onshore oil and gas
Serve as technical resource for facility controls systems and field
instrumentation including level, pressure, flow, vibration, and
Ensure maintenance activities are executed in compliance with
relevant industry and corporate Process Control standards.
Follow PLC programming practices, standards, and MOC
Identify problem areas with instrumentation and control systems to
determine strategic improvement opportunities.
Leverage CMMS, such as SAP, to facilitate the processes of
High School Diploma or GED
2-year Instrumentation or Automation technology degree with a GPA
of 2.5 or higher (or foreign equivalent), or equivalent technical
working experience with a good track record of safety.
3 years of Oil Field experience.
Intermediate knowledge of well RTU designs, programming and
Intermediate knowledge of analog and discrete instrumentation, and
various serial and ethernet communications protocols.
Intermediate knowledge of technical standards and guidelines (API,
NEC, NFPA, IEEE, ISA, etc.).
Basic knowledge of maintaining PLC programs in function block,
ladder logic, and structured text.
Basic knowledge of maintaining local HMI operator interfaces.
Ability and willingness to work 12-hour shifts, including nights,
weekends, holidays and participate in an on-call rotation.
Schedules may vary depending on location.
Ability and willingness to travel to unassigned job areas on an
Ability and willingness to work under air (fit test) and work from
aerial manlift platform.
Works safely around instrumentation and electrical systems.
Capable of working responsibly with limited supervision.
Intermediate knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
and Windows Operating Systems.
Bachelor's degree in Automation with GPA of 3.0 or higher (or
5 years of Oil Field experience.
1 years of upstream oil and gas automation experience.
Experience with Allen-Bradley & Rosemount.
Able to read and understand Cause & Effects, P's, wiring diagrams,
control narratives, etc.
Basic ability to troubleshoot control networks for well sites, well
pads, tank battery, saltwater disposal and compressor stations.
(ControlNet, Ethernet I/P, Network Switches, fiber optics, RF
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to
effectively communicate with management, technical, and field
Builds positive relationships based on trust and seeks
collaboration across organizational boundaries to achieve
Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then
influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.
Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based
nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.
Refer to a general description of all benefits to be offered to the
hired applicant: oxy-employee-benefits-program-2022.pdf
Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status,
political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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