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Automation Specialist Sr.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer. As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the business. 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 within our Permian Resources group based in Pecos, Texas area. This individual will support operations for the South. The role requires working a 7 on 7 off rotational schedule. Company housing is provided during the 7 day rotation in Pecos.
This role is eligible to participate in the Location Incentive Program, designed to compensate employees physically working in our high activity areas, in addition to an employee's current base pay.
This position will be responsible for the design, specification, installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of automation equipment in order to improve plant or oilfield system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs.
3 or more years oilfield experience.
A responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors, and the general public.
Excellent interpersonal and team work skills.
Excellent diagnostic and repair skills for complex problems in automation systems.
Working knowledge of SPOC.
Excellent knowledge of automation host systems.
Expert in using test equipment pertaining to job, multi-meters, HART calibrators, diagnostic software, pressure calibration equipment.
Able to perform general PM work: testing end devices, temperature shutdowns, pressure switches, level shutdowns.
Understanding of pneumatic instrumentation: calibration and maintenance
Electronically qualified per OSHA, 1910.269 up to 600V.
Skillful in reading electronic schematics, identifying components, and understanding their functions.
Able to calibrate and troubleshoot complex PLC programs.
Good computer skills.
Must have valid driver's license and excellent driving record.
Experience with Allen Bradley and Scadapack PLCs and Totalflow RTUs.
Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status


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