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Occidental Petroleum Electrical Engineer in Gregory, Texas

Title: Electrical Engineer Location: United States-Texas-Gregory 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.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Electrical Engineer with our Manufacturing Facility/Chemical Plant located in Gregory, TX.

Essential Job Duties:

  • 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.

  • Provide technical resources to support electrical maintenance efforts for troubleshooting assistance and supporting projects to deal with identified equipment. Lead and support electrical incident investigation with root cause analysis.

  • Manage the identification, development, and implementation of new electrical power generation and maintenance PM programs.

  • Provide technical support to production and maintenance organizations to evaluate and resolve maintenance problems.

  • Prepare and justify cost estimates for plant electrical improvements and replacement of worn out equipment in compliance with health, safety and environmental standards.

  • Monitor the facility's electrical operations and performance and facilitate the development of programs for improvement.

  • Review facility electrical maintenance activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operational testing conform to all specifications, codes, and standards.

  • Develop testing, monitoring and calibration procedures for electrical equipment.

  • Monitor equipment performance and make recommendations to improve reliability and reduce cost.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Must be knowledgeable of electrical safety requirements as found in publications such as NFPA 70E.

  • Experience with design, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment rated up to 138,000 volts.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to read, speak and write in English.

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

  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts on a non-routine basis.

  • 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. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • 5 years of electrical maintenance experience in chemical manufacturing or related industry preferred.

  • Ability to coordinate, design, and construct moderate to large projects dealing with the electrical distribution system.

  • Knowledge of Rectifiers.

  • Knowledge of NERC and SERC regulations.

  • Good working knowledge of SAP.

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