Lead Controller

Occidental Petroleum Corp.(Oxy) Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 months ago

Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit Oxy.com for more information.

Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business

We are looking for a Lead Controller who will direct and control the remote operation of all owned/operated pipeline systems and facilities in a safe and efficient manner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct and control the remote operation of all owned/operated pipeline systems and facilities in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Analyze and monitor data remotely transmitted by the SCADA System (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), to ensure pipeline and facility integrity.

  • Operate various pipeline systems and storage facilities within system design and safety limits.

  • Ensure product integrity, hydraulic line balance and maintaining safe inventory target levels on all storage tanks.

  • Coordinate pipeline adjustments with support staff involved with field operations and maintenance activities.

  • Ensure accurate and timely execution of published movement schedules.

  • Initiate and coordinate response to emergency and abnormal conditions in an expeditious manner to minimize environmental impact, property damage and/or injury to the public and employees and to limit the financial liability to the company.

  • Maintain accurate accounting records including managing data and verifying on-line batch tracking, volume accounting and electronic ticketing.

  • Provide vacation relief for Consoles.

  • Develop written operating procedures for all operating consoles. These procedures include updates pertaining to existing equipment/systems in addition to any new equipment/systems.

  • Assist Operations Controllers on a daily basis to ensure all systems are operating properly and resolves any operational issues/problems.

  • Assist with reviews of daily Pipeline Activity Reports, Abnormal Operating Conditions Log and Shift Turnover Logs and completes follow-ups with appropriate personnel as necessary to resolve any operational issues.

  • Work with field personnel and the SCADA support group on the development of SCADA screens for new operations and improvement modifications.

  • Provide support to engineering by supplying key system operations data such as flow rates, pressures, gravities, etc.

  • Work with field personnel to resolve operational issues, develop procedures, monitor measurement accuracy and coordinate field maintenance activities with control center operations.

  • 5 years of operation controller experience.

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required.

  • Knowledge of gauging, metering, tank farm, and pump station operations.

  • Thorough understanding of pipeline hydraulics.

  • Strong communication skills to interface with personnel involved in the scheduling, gauging, operations and maintenance process.

  • Must possess the skill sets required to recognize, analyze and correct emergency and abnormal conditions and show proficiency under the testing and annual D.O.T. recertification process.

  • Thorough knowledge of D.O.T., Emergency and Operating Manuals.

  • Understanding of the SCADA operations system and numerous computer software packages. (e.g. Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

  • Familiarity with different grades/qualities of crude oil.

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

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Lead Controller

Occidental Petroleum Corp.(Oxy)