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Occidental Petroleum Instrument Technician in Geismar, Louisiana

Title: Instrument Technician Location: United States-Louisiana-Geismar Other Locations:


  • Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products, as our highest priority.

  • Install, maintain, inspect, troubleshoot, repair and perform preventative maintenance on all plant instrumentation, control systems, analyzers and electrical equipment.

  • Responsible for prompt and accurate diagnosis of minor problems and the implementation of corrective action. Consult directly with equipment vendors on problems for resolution as necessary.

  • Set up and operate limited types of shop tools and specialized test, measuring equipment and hand tools utilized in any phase of machine installation or maintenance.

  • Conduct evaluation tests on valves, motors, instruments, etc.

  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting 120 volt AC controls, 480 volt motors and switch gear.

  • Research specifications for materials, testing and repair of instrumentation and electrical equipment.


  • High School Education or GED required.

  • Five (5) years process instrumentation/electrical maintenance experience in industry OR two (2) years maintenance experience in industry and Associate's degree in Instrumentation or Electrical Technology

  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting using loop drawing, schematics, ladder logic, electrical one-line, and P&I drawings.

  • Proficient in maintaining process control loops, electronic controls, valves, and transmitters.

  • This position requires proof of the NCCER certification prior to employment (electrical and/or instrumentation preferred).

  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft applications.

  • Ability to read, write and speak in English.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator

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