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Occidental Petroleum Automation Specialist II - FA in Seminole, Texas

Title: Automation Specialist II - FA Location: United States-Texas-Seminole 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 Automation Specialist II - Facilities within our Permian EOR Automation group in Seminole, TX.

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of automation facility equipment in order to improve oilfield system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Maintenance activities at a local level. Directly manage Maintenance vendors and support services.

  • Represent the Automation team in facility maintenance-related correspondence externally

  • Understand the facilities process, equipment and design that best support the Asset team.

  • Maintain maintenance schedule, implementation, and compliance to design.

  • Accountable for Maintenance cost tracking and reporting

  • Provide accurate quotes for automation and maintenance projects.

  • Ensure all documentation is accurate and complete for all automation projects and stored in a central location.

  • Assist in implementation of design for facilities within guide lines of automation standards and Oxy EPL.

  • Communicate all Maintenance activities with Asset Teams.

  • Mentor and Train Automation Well Specialist on facility process flow and PLC, HMI, and end device troubleshooting.

  • Respond and provide automation support during all outages.

  • Work off of assigned schedule and maintain no out of compliance work orders. * Preform Facility communication and PLC troubleshooting support.

  • Provide analytical support on facility problems.

  • Provide input on new technologies.

  • Ensure facilities are maintained in an orderly manner to included proper management of PLC programs, PLC panel wiring and cleanliness of automation equipment.



2 year technical degree or equivalent working experience

Professional/Technical Knowledge:

Expert knowledge of oil and gas automation systems

Competent knowledge of oil and gas process facilities


5 years of Oil Field experience

5 years of Oil Field Automation experience

Skills & Competencies:

  • Basic application of how to read PFD, P&IDs and SLD diagrams and extract information from engineering drawings and specifications. Can perform simple or routine activities without supervision and has a basic understanding of work procedures.

  • Knowledgeable of how to operate LOI, HMI and PLC technical software to report, analyze, map, draft or control data from equipment.

  • Basic knowledge of the fundamentals for maintenance of electrical equipment and systems such as describing the functions of power transformers, three phase motors, operation of a PS during a power failure and safe work practices with electrical equipment

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