Occidental Petroleum Automation Specialist in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Title: Automation Specialist Location: United States-New Mexico-Carlsbad Other Locations:


Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer. As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the 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 Permian Resources New Mexico Delaware Basin group based in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

This position will be responsible for the design, specification, installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of automation equipment in order to improve plant or oilfield system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs.


3-5 years oilfield experience with a responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors, and the general public

Excellent interpersonal and team work skills

Excellent diagnostic and repair skills for complex problems in automation systems

Working knowledge of SPOC

Excellent knowledge of automation host systems

Expert in using test equipment pertaining to job, including oscilloscope, function generators, radio service monitor, etc.

Able to perform general PM work: testing end devices, temperature shutdowns, pressure switches, level shutdowns

Understanding of pneumatic instrumentation: calibration and maintenance

Electronically qualified per OSHA, 1910.269 up to 600V

Skillful in reading electronic schematics, identifying components, and understanding their functions

Able to calibrate and troubleshoot complex PLC programs

Good computer skills

Must have valid driver’s license and excellent driving record

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