Occidental Petroleum Electrical Tech I in Denver City, Texas

Title: Electrical Tech I Location: United States-Texas-Denver City Other Locations:


Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

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 Electrical Tech I within our Permian EOR group.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the troubleshooting, installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, process understanding and repair of electrical equipment and electric distribution systems in order to improve plant system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs. This position will support our Denver City area operation, and the successful candidate must live within 50 miles of this area

• High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience

• 4 years oilfield and/or electrical and electric distribution systems experience, with a responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors & the public

• Demonstrated self-starter with the drive and ability to learn quickly, as well as the initiative to challenge the status quo

• Team-oriented; excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to interact effectively with team members and other groups, such as electrical engineers and energy providers

• Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision

• Excellent time management skills, multi-tasking and prioritization abilities

• Excellent analytical and problem solving capabilities, including diagnostic and repair skills for complex problems in electrical distribution systems and protection

• Proficient at reading electrical schematics and using all test equipment associated with troubleshooting electrical equipment and electric distribution systems

• Demonstrated knowledge of installing, troubleshooting, and repairing switchboard control panels and components, motor circuits, building and lighting circuits, and control/relaying circuits

• Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical/micro-processor relay logic and ladder logic as well as programming simple ladder logic programs

• Capable of safely supervising electrical contractor work for distribution and transmission line work and troubleshooting wide voltage range of equipment

• Able to perform preventive maintenance on electrical equipment such as switchgear, breakers, etc.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing

• Capable of managing and maintaining invoices/billing, with an acute attention to detail

• Good computer skills and networking knowledge; proficient in MS Office software suite

• Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record

• Knowledgeable of NEC and OSHA standards


• Journeyman’s license

• Department of Labor (DOL) Apprenticeship Program

• Excellent leadership, management, and mentor abilities

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