Occidental Petroleum Technician in Texas

Title: Technician Location: United States-Texas Other Locations: United States-New Mexico

Occidental Petroleum strives to become the company of choice for transitioning military and their families by offering challenging and rewarding employment. We recognize the value of your experience and the transferrable skills gained while in service to our country. Challenging & Rewarding WorkAt Oxy, our opportunities are big, challenging and complex. You can have a direct, immediate impact on our business, as well as a chance to change the industry with advanced technology and innovative thinking. Your personal and professional growth is a priority at Oxy. At every step of your career, there are multiple ways you can strengthen your professional and technical skills in alignment with our business strategies. Of course, you will be well rewarded for your passion and work ethic. Our compensation, benefits and career development programs are designed to help you grow in your career, take care of today’s needs and secure a solid future. Oxy is proud to be a military-friendly company that recognizes the life experience, technical knowledge and leadership skills that you have to share. We invite you to join our military hiring program now. Military Hiring Program: The Permian EOR business unit is excited to transition military veterans into the Oil & Gas industry with our military hiring program. The program will consist of three (3) developmental rotations in roles of increasing responsibility, with a final rotation being into a full time field based assignment. Production Tech Objective: The primary objective of a Technician is the interaction with Well Analysts, Pump Off Controller (POC) /Inject Well Controller (IWC) technicians, and Lift Specialists to maximize production capacity and profitability. This role collaborates daily to determine producing well exceptions and performs diagnostics to return wells to production. Essential Job Duties:

Participate daily with Well Performance Specialists (WPS), POC/IWC technicians , Automation Technicians (AT), and Production and Reservoir engineers concerning daily alarm exceptions

Addresses all daily alarm exceptions

Troubleshoot injection exceptions

Clear all "0" rates daily

Make necessary adjustments in Life of Well Information System (LOWIS)

Check all wells with casing alert

Clean, repair, or replace meters & change in LOWIS/ICONICS (automation software)

Calibrate or replace transducers & change in LOWIS/ICONICS

Repair or replace motor control valve

Repair or replace motor controller

Repair or replace casing monitors

Replace batteries in Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU)

Replace RTU

Troubleshoot & replace any top cards in RTU

POC/IWC Objective: In this assignment, you will be 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. Essential Job Duties:

Basic Board Troubleshooting and Programming

Perform basic Production Field Analyst (PFA) and Injection Field Analyst (IFA) well troubleshooting roles

Review reports on repair maintenance cost in assigned area

Record data for bad actor equipment in Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) which is currently Maximo

Troubleshoot well Programmable Logistic Controller using multi meter and Local Operator Interface software

Repair and troubleshoot position sensors, position cables, load cells, load cell cables

Repair and troubleshoot basic power issues including checking and changing fuses in pump panel, resetting overload, and checking contactor

Troubleshoot radio communication by power cycling, checking link lights, and checking data communication cables and light

Use Maximo and Akwire to schedule work and perform failure coding on all tickets (plan to transition to SAP in 2018)

Troubleshoot and repair pickups, cables and meter kits on all fluid and gas meters

Troubleshoot and repair all transmitter and cables with preprogramed replacement parts. Well Performance Specialist Objective: For this rotation, you will gain an understanding of producing well artificial lift methods - beam, electric submersible pump (ESP), flowing and plunger lift, as well as provide surveillance and optimization for producing well performance. Essential Job Duties:

Responsible for day-to-day well operations

Identify/work producing well exceptions

Run time/cycle deviations (zero/very high cycles)

Shut in and start wells

Hot watering, chemical treatments, rigless jobs, etc.

Coordinate well failure activities

Identify, validate, and react to well failures

Communicate with PFA on well issues as appropriate

Execute displacement changes for stroke length (SL) and strokes per minute (SPM) for beam lifted wells

Operate and coordinate maintenance of Pump Off Controllers (POCs)

Resolve well and hardware alarms

Responsible for accurate and timely well tests and downtime

Validate tests & troubleshoot variances

Coordinate resolution of problems with Production Field Analysts (PFAs)

Identify production opportunities via well variances

Participate in operational planning meetings; provide input during well and pattern reviews; attend integrated solutions meetings; interact with engineers. Education

At least High School Grad or GED. Some college or technical training preferred Professional/Technical Qualifications/Licenses/Certifications

Valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record Experience

5 years of industry experience preferred

In lieu of industry experience will consider the following fields: Avionics, Heating and Refrigeration, Communications, Automation, radar technology, mechanical, electrical and/or nuclear technologies
Skills & Competencies:

Strong initiative and self-starter

Multi-task orientation with skills related to work prioritization

Working knowledge of oil and gas production operations preferred, but will train acceptable candidate.

Understanding of importance of environmental and safe work practices

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as by self without direct supervision

Technical skills related to math and analytical processes

Proficiency in the use of personal computer utilizing a windows environment

Ability to keep neat and accurate records

General mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills

Ability to identify operational inefficiencies

Understanding of Business fundamentals

Ability to implement cost effective solutions Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status