Occidental Petroleum Equipment Tech - Vapor Recovery Unit in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Title: Equipment Tech - Vapor Recovery Unit 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 Equipment Technician based in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the operation, surveillance, and troubleshooting of oilfield surface equipment. Candidates must be able to respond to callouts and work assigned weekends.

Responsibilities will also include the following:

  • Validating and inputting production data

  • Assure that preventative maintenance, minor maintenance, and minor repairs on equipment is being done per manufacture’s recommendation

  • Monitor gas quality (O2), find and correct root gas of off spec gas

  • Work with production to achieve desired RVP of oil in tanks

  • Work with HSE on fugitive emission reporting

  • Reporting spills and leaks

  • Initiating process for major equipment repairs


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

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to safety (personal safety, co-workers, contractors and the public

  • Experience working with high speed engines, Caterpillar a plus

  • Must have valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Thorough knowledge of surface equipment types and applications

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical problems and perform root cause failure analysis

  • Ability to repair minor mechanical problems

  • Ability to perform preventative maintenance and to participate in root cause failure analysis

  • Capable of basic troubleshooting of automation and electrical equipment

  • Capable of repairing some equipment such as actuators & level alarms and changing out fuses, relays, etc.

  • Competent in computer programs applicable to his/her daily work processes (Microsoft programs, LOWIS)

Additional Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or G.E.D.

  • Oilfield operations experience preferred

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