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 Compressor Technician based in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the operation, surveillance, and troubleshooting of oilfield compressors. Candidates must be able to relieve other Equipment Technicians, respond to callouts and work assigned weekends.
Responsibilities will also include the following:
Validating and inputting compressor readings and downtime
Track health of equipment by reviewing compressor/engine temperatures and pressures
Developing and executing preventative maintenance programs for the compressors
Take and track inventory for spare compressor parts
Troubleshoot compressor/engine down codes and implement fixes
Coordinating compressor outages with Operations personnel
Reporting spills and leaks
Initiating process for major equipment repairs
5 years Compression experience, with a responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors & the public
Demonstrated strong commitment to safety (personal safety, co-workers, contractors and the public)
Experience with reciprocating compression (Ariel Preferred)
Experience working with Caterpillar Engines 3400s, 3500s, 3600s
Must have valid driver's license and an excellent driving record
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of surface equipment and the system effects upstream and downstream of the compressors.
Ability to troubleshoot mechanical problems and perform root cause failure analysis
Ability to repair minor mechanical problems
Ability to perform preventative maintenance and to participate in root cause failure analysis
Capable of basic troubleshooting of automation and electrical equipment
Competent in MS Office Products (Excel, Word, etc.)
High School Graduate or G.E.D.
Oilfield operations experience preferred
Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status