Occidental Petroleum Emergency Svc Tech in LaPorte, Texas

Title: Emergency Svc Tech Location: United States-Texas-LaPorte Other Locations:

Contribute. Grow. Lead…with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanates and calcium chloride. For every product it makes, OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Emergency Services Technician with our Chemical Manufacturing Facilities located in La Porte, 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.

Support and facilitate employee and contractor involvement in safety, health, security, and emergency response systems.

Serve as or assist incident commander during emergency situations at any of the Houston Operations’ worksites.

Serve as central EOC coordinator when required during emergency situations.

Provide assistance to and serve as Team Leader of the Houston Strike Team for transportation emergencies.

Coordinate required inspection and testing of fire pumps, sprinkler systems, deluge systems, post indicator valves and hydrants.

Develop Standard Operating Procedures and Preplans for Emergency Response Team. Revise as needed.

Assist plant personnel with fixed fire system impairments and repairs.

Maintain existing emergency response equipment to ensure full capabilities at all times.

Coordinate annual fire extinguisher inspections and fire hose testing.

Coordinate and/or provide required emergency response training for plant and full time HEAT members.

Coordinate annual fire school training and accommodations for HEAT members.

Represent Houston Operations and work within the LEPC and CIMA organizations.

Plan, execute and critique emergency response drills at the sites and with local organizations.

Be on-call and prepared to respond to site emergencies and conduct critiques of all emergencies.

Write, review and update lesson plans for all training conducted for emergency services.

Ensure a positive and harassment free environment for all employees in the work group. Also, strive to continuously improve the quality process.

Perform IH sampling as required.

Participate in agency and/or company audits.

High school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to successfully complete the physical requirements for the Emergency Response Team and wear the appropriate uniform and/or PPE as required. Must be able to work a rotating shift. Ability to be on-call at all times to respond to plant emergencies; able to respond within 15-20 minutes; and able to respond to STRIKE team calls out of the area. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to obtain and keep current a CDL Class “A” driver’s license with Air Brakes and Hazmat Endorsement. Must be able to obtain certification as a Texas Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic. Current Paramedic certification is preferred. Must be trained, maintain certifications and capable of being a STRIKE team leader. Must be able to perform duties as a training instructor for large and small employee groups. High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Must be able to read, write and speak in English. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team. Must obtain a Corporate American Express and a U. S. Passport. Industrial Fire experience and Industrial Fire Certifications are preferred Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Individual with Disability / Veteran Status