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Occidental Petroleum Plant Operator – Ramsey/Mentone Gas Processing Plant (WES) in Orla, Texas

Title: Plant Operator – Ramsey/Mentone Gas Processing Plant (WES) Location: United States-Texas-Orla Other Locations:


Job Summary

This position is located in the West Texas Region as a member of the Ramsey Plant Operations team in Orla, TX working for the Midstream Operation.


• Adhere to and enforce all applicable company, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations

• Execute startup, shut down and operating procedures for compressors, furnaces, distillation towers, expanders, electric motors, fans, pumps, instrumentation, valves and alarms

• Analyze flow streams using a gas chromatograph and make necessary process adjustments to maintain product specifications

• Perform minor maintenance of compressors, engines, pumps, controls, piping and valves

• Generate daily production reports including liquid production, downtime and gas volumes

• Test product samples and make adjustments to preserve product quality and proper specifications

• Coordinate and oversee the transfer of liquid products into trucks, pipelines or barges

• Prepare maintenance orders and notify maintenance personnel of problem areas

• Complete assigned reports and logs

• Work outside in variable environmental conditions around heavy equipment


The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

• One year experience working in an oil and gas production facility required

• Basic understanding of oil and gas operations

• Working knowledge of natural gas process equipment

• Computer skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook preferred

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills


High school diploma or equivalent required.

Grade and salary will be commensurate with relevant education and experience.


Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions that would prohibit driving a company vehicle.


This position may be eligible for domestic relocation.

Travel Requirements

The percentage of travel required for this position is 0 – 10%.

Work Schedule

This position is on a 12 hour shift schedule and the candidate may be required to work overtime, weekends, and holidays.

Candidate must live within 75 miles of Orla, TX.

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