Occidental Petroleum Mgr Technical in Convent, Louisiana

Title: Mgr Technical Location: United States-Louisiana-Convent 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 isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem's market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2017 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

  • Ensure plant operates in a safe and environmentally responsible manner while achieving high productivity and low costs.

  • Direct activities of the Technical Department in a manner that achieves quality standards and targeted goals in a safe, efficient, and reliable manner.

  • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of cost saving projects (fixed, variable and marginal income).

  • Provide long and short range plans for project development, systems analysis, and necessary engineering support resources.

  • Establish and maintain the site's Process Safety and Risk Accountability system to ensure that programs accurately reflect OxyChem's current process safety and risk management efforts and goals.

  • Create, review, and evaluate the sites' overall PSM organization/responsibilities and their effectiveness to correct deficiencies as identified.

  • Establish and maintain the facility's MOC process and provide Technical stewardship for any changes in the field.

  • Control technical expenditures within budget requirements by monitoring expenditures, adjusting priorities, and forecasting future engineering requests.

  • Provide timely and effective communication of the status of technical projects/issues and team accomplishments.

  • Manage all available technical resources (internal and external) to ensure timely and cost-effective achievement of plant priorities.

  • Develop effective liaison with Division and Corporate staff to enhance planning for efficient use of property and equipment.

  • Participate and accept responsibility for meeting plant and individual goals and monthly spreadsheet responsibilities.

  • Direct planning and scheduling programs and its effectiveness through the use of established benchmarks and parameters.

  • Develop and maintain technical knowledge and skill of self and of team members.

  • Ensure open lines of communication exist with other plant departments.

  • Ensure consistency of application and administration of all policies.


  • BS Degree in Engineering.

  • 10 years experience in plant operations.

  • Strong analytical, computer and system skills.

  • Physical Requirements: Ability to travel to all areas in the facility which may require climbing, ascending and descending stairs, and traveling long distances, as required. Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required. Ability to respond to audible and visual alarms. Ability to communicate verbally and in written form.