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Occidental Petroleum Production Tech - Gas Lift in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Title: Production Tech - Gas Lift 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 Gas Lift Technician within our Permian Resources New Mexico Delaware Basin group based in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

This position is responsible for oil and gas well operations, operating and maintaining field equipment and facilities including natural gas compressors, separation, glycol dehydration, natural gas pipelines and liquid storage. Surveillance of general field operations and maintenance of various databases regarding production and operations. Non-scheduled call-outs outside normal business hours can be expected. 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.

The work schedule is 8x6.


  • Valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record

  • Proficient in the use of personal computer utilizing a MS Windows environment

  • General mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as by self without direct supervision

  • Technical skills related to math and analytical processes

  • Strong initiative and self-starter

  • Multi-task orientation with skills related to work prioritization

  • Understanding of business fundamentals

  • Understanding of importance of environmental and safe work practices

  • High School diploma or GED preferred

  • Some college or technical training a plus

  • 3 years oil and gas industry experience preferred

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