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Production Tech

Company: Occidental Petroleum
Location: Goldsmith
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Production Tech
Location: United States-Texas-Goldsmith
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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

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 Production Technician within our Permian EOR group based in our Odessa Asset.

Essential Job Duties:

This position is responsible for oil and gas well operations, well testing, operating and maintaining field equipment and facilities, surveillance of general field operations and maintenance of various databases regarding production and operations. Non-scheduled callouts outside normal business hours can be expected. Types of well include flowing, beam pump (with electronic pump-off controller), ESP (electric submersible pump), water injection and water disposal. Types of facilities include production tank batteries, flowlines, LACT (lease automatic custody transfer) facilities, water injection plants, natural gas compression, flare systems, and metering devices (electronic gas measurement and others). Job is to be performed employing safe work practices while utilizing acceptable environmental procedures to maximize earnings while minimizing costs on assigned oil and gas producing properties.

A typical route within the Odessa asset consists of approximately 90 producing wells, 7 to 10 Test Station Satellites (South Cowden - 3 which are Specialized Field Risk Management (SFRM facilities deemed as potential high risk to public and located in close proximity to public receptors), and 1 Central Tank Battery. This person works in a 3-4-person rotation with On Call/First Responder responsibilities every third - forth week for 7 days. During this week of On Call/First Responder responsibilities, this person has Call Out responsibilities (which include after normal working hours) and weekend duties (on the weekend they are the only individual working an 8-hour day on call) for multiple routes (approximately 30 facilities and 230 wells).

First Responder duties include conducting a site assessment to determine the problem, notification of emergency response (911) to ensure the safety and welfare of the public and immediate notification of appropriate Oxy response personnel. This person is the sole Oxy emergency responder and coordinates all safety mitigation activities until additional Oxy personnel and local civil authorities (law enforcement, fire department) arrive on the scene.

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma, GED or equivalent
Responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors & the public
Demonstrated self-starter with the drive and ability to set and achieve annual goals and learn quickly, as well as the initiative to challenge the status quo
Team-oriented; excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to interact effectively with team members and other groups, such as analysts, technicians, and engineers
Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
Excellent time management skills, multi-tasking and prioritization abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of oil and gas production operations, including the ability to effectively diagnose, communicate, and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to keep neat and accurate records
Excellent analytical and problem solving capabilities, including the ability to identify operational inefficiencies and implement cost-effective solutions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Extensive technical skills related to math and analytical processes
Demonstrated mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills
Demonstrated knowledge of business fundamentals
Good computer skills; proficient in MS Office software suite
Valid Driver's License with an excellent driving record

Additional Desired Qualifications:

3 years oil and gas industry experience
Ability to work with LOWIS, GraphWorx, Maximo
Electrical certification

Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

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.

Keywords: Occidental Petroleum, Midland , Production Tech, Professions , Goldsmith, Texas

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