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Occidental Petroleum HR/Administrative Coordinator in Pasadena, Texas

Title: HR/Administrative Coordinator Location: United States-Texas-Pasadena 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 HR/Administrative Coordinator with our Chemical Plant located in Pasadena, Texas.

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.

  • Support the Process Safety and Risk Management goals and objectives. Participate in site-wide Process Safety and Risk Reduction activities as requested. Look for opportunities to be the ‘fresh set of eyes’ in this area.

  • Provide attention to detail, and dedication to work in order to ensure reliability of the work site as well as high quality product.

  • Generates and/or maintains records regarding personnel changes including hiring, pay changes, promotions, transfers, retirements and terminations through PeopleSoft.

  • Maintains and tracks disposition of discipline records.

  • Maintains various weekly, monthly and annual reports which includes running queries to generate required data.

  • Maintains metric reporting including but not limited to headcount, outlook, attendance, double-time, upgrade, and overtime including running queries to generate required data.

  • Maintains confidential personnel files for active, retired, and terminated employees.

  • Assist the Plant Manager with administration of company and plant policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate with payroll to resolve pay issues that may arise with hourly and salaried employees.

  • Coordinate with payroll and medical as needed when workers compensation issues arise.

  • Maintain attendance tracking for site employees.

  • Assist in employment process including, scheduling, testing, interviewing, and on-boarding.

  • Assist employees and/or family members as required during emergency situations (SSP Team Member).

  • Assist in implementation of plant EEO/Diversity philosophy.

  • Maintain and track changes for Pasadena headcount.

  • Regularly purchase and submit expense and Procurement Card reports for Pasadena administrative supplies.

  • Maintain Charitable and Community Relations budget.

  • Coordinate Roundtable Meetings and track attendance.

  • Coordinate meetings/lunches for plant business meetings and customer visits.

  • Maintain site HR bulletin boards.

  • Generate reports as needed through the PeopleSoft and Lenel reporting systems.


  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum 5 years HR administrative experience preferred.

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

  • Ability to maintain confidentially in all aspects of the job.

  • 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.

  • PeopleSoft experience a plus.

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