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Occidental Petroleum General Maintenance in Wichita, Kansas

Title: General Maintenance 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 2018 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 General Maintenance with our Chemical Manufacturing 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.

Perform asbestos abatement as necessary to complete a job: including proper Personal Protective Equipment, labeling, signage, and licensing.

Proficient in the use of hand tools

Coordinate repairs with other crafts and contractors

Must be able to pass the Crane Operator Certification test (written & demonstrated) that is given by a National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators certificated instructor.

Use and install chain hoists or any other lifting device required for rigging of equipment and hardware through the plant. Demonstrate proficiency in use of crane hand signals

Drive all heavy equipment including, bobcat, winch truck, vacuum truck, dump truck, large and small crane, backhoe, bulldozer, cherry picker, front end loader, etc., to work site utilizing knowledge of driving laws and interpreting driving signals and directs activities of rigger in placing blocks and out rigger to prevent capsizing.

Read and interpret load charts and makes proper sling and choker selection using math skills to calculate the load when driving heavy equipment

Responsible for identifying hazardous work conditions such as unstable ground, high winds and traffic congestion. Also responsible for checking operational condition of equipment prior to use and performing regular maintenance activities.

Operates forklift to transport materials or equipment around site as necessary. Operate manlift to access work areas.

Applies insulation material to exposed surfaces of structures such as air ducts, hot or cold pipes, storage tanks, etc. Selects appropriate insulation material, brushes adhesives on, fits, wraps and attaches insulation to structures.

Builds scaffolds for turnarounds or for other work as needed. May build inside vessels if necessary.

Performs minor maintenance after reading work orders. May include painting, plumbing, carpentry, tile work, roofing, siding, etc. May include moving furniture.


High School Diploma or G.E.D.

3 or more years of relevant work experience in an industrial environment.

Must be able to read process flow diagrams, P&IDs, mechanical drawings and follow mechanical specifications.

Able to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed to maintain a 24/7 operating plant.

Ability and willingness to serve as member of Emergency Response Team.

Ability to read, speak, and write English.

Working knowledge of Microsoft applications.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.

Must possess valid driver’s license.

Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Must be able to work in heights and work out of doors continuously. 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.

Additional Desired Qualifications

Good working knowledge of SAP.

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