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Occidental Petroleum Electrical Specialist in Midland, Texas

Title: Electrical Specialist Location: United States-Texas-Midland 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 Specialist within our Permian Resources Midland Basin group based in Midland, Texas.

The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the design, specification, installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical distribution systems in order to improve field system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Mentor and Train less experienced Electrical Power Line Technicians

  • Review Electrical Power equipment data ( Motor and transformer efficiency's, Power consumption from Sub stations, line capacities)

  • Provide input on standard power electrical equipment design and standard data format for modeling

  • Validate electrical system data

  • Work with development engineers on design of electrical power equipment for line and substation projects

  • Review and provide economical electrical power projects

  • Perform electrical equipment PMs

  • Communicate project economics, status and planning with stakeholders

  • Participate in PHA for new projects that require electrical work

  • Review all BoD for new projects

  • Manage and commission electrical distribution projects

  • Evaluate possible long lead items for demand planning

  • Evaluate system condition for predictive maintenance program

  • Review Periodic data with electrical team to compile a list of opportunities

  • Provide assistance in troubleshooting power line and substation issues

  • Provide technical support for Electrical Facilities Technicians

  • Participate in the development of electrical power equipment and installation standards

  • Oversee and/or participate in energized work

  • Respond and provide support on all electrical systems during power outages and / or otherwise assigned

  • Must be able to work in extreme environmental conditions, both inside and outside (below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour) and extreme hot heat (temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour); and exposed to loud noises, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions and oils.




  • High School diploma, GED

Professional/Technical Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Electric Distribution Maintenance and repair with 5 years being preferred.

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

  • Must have knowledge of Arc Flash Hazards

  • Knowledge of power engineering, distribution system design and construction, engineering economics and statistics, feasibility and power factor correction studies, load flow and motor starting studies, system reliability analysis, symmetrical components, voltage regulation, transformer sizing and analysis and over-current coordination principals and sectionalizing devices to include relays, breakers, sectionalizers, reclosers, and fuses, transmission system protection and control, substation design and construction principles

  • NEC,NESC and OSHA standards

Professional / Technical Qualifications/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Electrical Journeyman Lineman License in the State the individual will be working preferred

  • Current Valid drivers’ license with good driving record.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Experience with oil and gas development electrical distribution and/or substations

  • Valued contributor to business analysis

  • Strong communication skills (verbal/written/listening/presentation/ Project Management)

  • Problem solving skills with ability to analyze and recommend solutions on problems of high complexity

  • Understanding of Surface Operational Strategies of Reliability Maintenance for power systems

  • Strong knowledge of Surface Team, Reservoir Team, Downhole Team, Risk / AI team, IT and HES

  • Experience with oil and gas electrical power systems

  • Promote process improvement and development of new technologies

  • Ability to manage Budget

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with multiple customers

  • Understanding of PSSRs and MOCs.

  • Extensive expertise in EOR safe work systems.

  • Knowledge of Electrical construction codes and practices.

  • Knowledge of material specifications and application

  • Understanding of regulatory guidelines

  • Leadership and Mentoring skills

  • Ability to perform under pressure

  • Computer skills (MS Office Suite, Oxy proprietary software, etc)

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrate ability to perform strong time management skills

  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V