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Occidental Petroleum Plant Operator – Latham (WES) in Platteville, Colorado

Title: Plant Operator – Latham (WES) Location: United States-Colorado-Platteville Other Locations:


Job Summary

This position is located in the Rockies Region as a member of the Latham Plant Operations team in Platteville, CO 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 engines, compressors, furnaces, distillation towers, expanders, electric motors, fans, pumps, instrumentation, valves and alarms

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

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

• Prepare maintenance orders and notify maintenance personnel of problem areas

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

• Monitor and maintain inlet and outlet volumes. Coordinate with gas control, field operations and third party interests as required.

• Complete assigned reports and logs

• Work irregular hours, outside, around heavy equipment, and in variable environmental conditions

• Monitor, maintain, and operate safety and fire protection systems

• Accomplish job responsibilities/duties in accordance with Oxy’s Core Values


• Minimum 1-year gas plant operations or related experience preferred

• Working knowledge of oil and gas operations including a working knowledge of natural gas processing facilities and related equipment is required

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to work effectively in a team-focused environment

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


High School Diploma or equivalent required.


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


This position may be eligible for relocation.

Travel Requirements

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

Work Schedule

12 hour rotating shift position including nights, weekends and holidays.

Candidate must live within 50 miles of Platteville, CO.

Oxy does not offer sponsorship of employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions for this role.

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