Occidental Petroleum Equipment Specialist in Ingleside, Texas

Title: Equipment Specialist Location: United States-Texas-Ingleside Other Locations:

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, with more than 33,000 employees and contractors worldwide, and one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies based on equity market capitalization. The company’s Midstream and Marketing subsidiary gathers, processes, transports, stores, purchases and markets oil, condensate, natural gas liquids, natural gas, carbon dioxide and power.

Oxy Ingleside Energy Center (OIEC), one of Occidental Petroleum's midstream businesses, will transport crude oil via pipeline and load the product onto marine vessels. Located at the former Naval Station Ingleside, the marine facility is widely acknowledged as one of the “Finest docking facilities on the Gulf Coast”. At full capacity, the crude oil facility will be able to handle 200- to 300-thousand barrels of crude oil and condensate per day, and the site will contain 2- to 4-million barrels of crude oil storage. OIEC also provides flexibility to accommodate future processing facility options. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Equipment Specialist at OIEC in Ingleside, Texas .


Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products as our highest priority; Acts as Technical Steward for the facility. Insures the adherence of necessary industry best practices. Insures that technical "know-how" is communicated throughout the organization; Acts as a trouble-shooting resource for the operations supervision. Offers technical ability and methodologies for problem solving; Review design limits of equipment and insure that we are operating within the correct manufacturer design conditions; Thorough "hands-on" knowledge in a wide range of mechanical equipment; Coordinate the repair, inspection, and testing of mechanical equipment; Troubleshoot and repair mechanical equipment; Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis activities; Executing Preventative and Predictive maintenance plans; Perform vibration analysis; Review and analyze the data from vibration monitoring and oil sample testing. Use this data to predict failures, increased risk of failure and to develop plans for extending the run life of mechanical equipment; Oversee major mechanical overhauls, rebuilds, and major project installations; Assist the Facilities and Commissioning groups with equipment reviews and troubleshooting activities as needed; Interface with vendors with scheduling onsite technical assistance and off site equipment repair Participate in on and off site equipment inspections and acceptance tests; Participate in maintaining records, drafting technical reports and recording data; Participate in required Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security initiatives and programs such as Management of Change procedures, Process Hazard Reviews and Planned Inspection; Other duties and projects assigned as necessary.

High School Diploma or completed GED; 15 years of directly related experience; Be able to read P&IDs and Mechanical Techical drawings; Experience utilizing and interpreting industry codes and federal/state/local regulations for maintenance, protection, and pipeline facility repair activities; Field experience with equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair techniques; Knowledge of pump controls, control valves, driven equipment, and motor controls; The ability to maintain records, draft technical reports and record data; Experience must include leading third party resources; Strong communication skills with ability to develop reports on work activity; Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.); Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms; Must successfully obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) as required by the Transportation Security Administration at the start of employment.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

MAXIMO knowledge will be an advantage Good comfort level presenting information to all levels of management

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status