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Occidental Petroleum Eng Maintenance II in Wichita, Kansas

Title: Eng Maintenance II Location: United States-Kansas-Wichita 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 Maintenance / Reliability Engineer with our Wichita Plant Facility located in Wichita, Kansas.

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.

Develop, implement, and maintain predictive and preventive maintenance processes for plant fixed equipment per API, ASME, NBIC, etc, codes, and good engineering practices

Perform failure analysis on fixed equipment failures

Develop and implement solutions to high cost / high failure fixed equipment problems

Provide technical support for maintenance, equipment troubleshooting, major emergency repairs, and code equipment repairs

Ability to obtain and maintain API-510, API-570, and API-653 Certification Qualifications

Review proposed engineering and construction projects and makes recommendations on design changes to improve the reliability of equipment, to minimize maintenance efforts in making repairs, and to ascertain that adequate spares are provided

Provide technical expertise in the area of equipment upgrading and maintenance

Good communications skills both written and oral

Good organizational skills for planning & prioritizing mechanical integrity activities on an annual, 3-year and 5-year basis

Good team building skills to coordinate activities with production and maintenance to allow cooperative completion of mechanical integrity activities

Ability to learn new software programs to support capturing inspection data and completing vessel and piping calculations to verify compliance with guidelines

Ability to learn welding specifications and welding standards



Minimum of 5 years experience in Maintenance / Reliability Engineering

Bachelors Degree in Engineering or technical degree- Mechanical Engineering degree preferred.

Good understanding of Engineering standards, principles, and practices

Good communication skills (written and oral)

Extensive Knowledge of ASME, API, and NBIC preferred

Extensive Knowledge of non-destructive examination (per ASNT) Techniques and Procedures preferred

Experience in working with product vendors, NBIC Code Repair Contractors, Painting Contractors and other outside contractors preferred

Prior experience in maintenance or reliability engineering focusing on pressure vessel design or coordinating compliance activities preferred

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.

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