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Occidental Petroleum Maintenance Manager in Pasadena, Texas

Title: Maintenance Manager 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. For every product it makes, OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S.

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 Maintenance Manager with our Manufacturing Facility/Chemical Plant located in Pasadena, Texas.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Support all Safety and Environmental programs and Responsible Care Guiding Principles to ensure the protection our employees, neighbors, the communities in which we operate and the environment as our highest priority.

  • Ensure that Process Safety and Risk Management principles are incorporated into the foundation of department operations. Including annual departmental goals and objectives with meaningful Process Safety activities for all levels of the organization.

  • Maintain a competent maintenance team through selection, development, and motivation of subordinates.

  • Ensure that all maintenance team members are respected, supported, and encouraged to grow and succeed in their development.

  • Establish and monitor key measures to ensure that a comprehensive and effective maintenance and reliability program is in place and that the Maintenance Excellence Process is practiced.

  • Direct and manage the site maintenance staff to implement best maintenance practices and provide technical expertise to reduce costs, and improve process uptime and mechanical reliability.

  • Assist operations with troubleshooting and problem solving to eliminate problems and/or repetitive failures.

  • Manage all maintenance turnaround activities for safe and timely execution of multi-million dollar plant outages. Aggressively seek to minimize cost and duration of turnaround activities.

  • Participate on Corporate Maintenance focus teams.

  • Manage the use of contract resources for the site.

  • Develop and Manage Maintenance training programs to maintain expertise in areas of specialization, new skill areas, and to continuously develop overall technical competence.

  • Participate in programs to expand personal professional development.


  • BS, Engineering required, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.

  • At least 5 years of experience in Maintenance Management.

  • Chemical plant knowledge and experience preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a strong maintenance team, ability to work with people across different functional groups and the ability to develop relationships to enhance team work. Ability to manage and develop direct and indirect staff to optimize the performance of the maintenance team.

  • Must have experience implementing and maintaining cost controls and designing systems to enhance the performance of the maintenance function.

  • Ability to work with the Computerized Maintenance Management System and accounting system.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak in English.

  • 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.

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