Pipeline Technician

Oxy Odessa , TX 79760

Posted 5 months ago

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas

exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North

American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individuals to fill the position of Pipeline Technician within our Permian EOR group based in Odessa.

Under minimal supervision, the Pipeline Technician will be responsible for:

  • Daily operations, maintenance, reporting, and surveillance of DOT regulated Transmission gas pipelines.

  • Indirectly oversee and guide the activity of contractors including, but not limited to: instrument technicians, roustabouts, mechanics, electricians, designers, engineering technicians, and other contract personnel

  • Perform energy control on a wide variety of equipment types, sizes, and configuration

  • Prepare thorough job plans, isolation plans, and energy control plans for complex maintenance and construction operations performed during plant turnarounds

  • Provide direction and stewardship of contractors involved in the construction & maintenance of DOT pipelines

  • Respond to "One-Call" notifications, mark pipelines, participate in job-walks, etc. as needed

  • Read, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain gas & liquid measurement equipment.

  • Strong understanding of DOT, NEC, OSHA compliance regulations and API / ASTM Standards

  • High level of technical knowledge in the electrical, communications, instrumentation control field.

  • High level of technical knowledge in facilities data control, metering (volumetric and mass measurement) equipment.

  • Operation of both portable and stationary gas analyzing instrumentation.

  • Ability to interpret regulations, determine impact on pipeline/terminal operations and assist with implementation of compliance.

  • Initiate and follow through on the MOC or "Management of Change" process by completing forms, seeking concurrence, cooperating with the PSM/DOT Coordinator, Engineer, and Production Coordinator(s) as needed to safely execute changes in DOT Pipelines and Facilities.

  • Use computers to operate SCADA systems, participate in CBT/WBT education, check email, utilize CMMS (Maximo), research solutions on the internet/intranet

  • Safely drive and operate a 4-wheel drive automobile

  • Train & mentor less experienced Technicians and contractors

  • Respond to callouts and overtime as needed to perform the above

  • Other roles & duties as determined by the supervisor

Required Qualifications

  • 3 years of directly applicable experience with little or no supervision on facilities and/or pipelines

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Strong personal commitment to a clean and safe work place

  • Team player, self-starter, committed to excellence

  • Basic math skills

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently

  • Clean DMV and valid CDL

  • Basic computer skills

  • Some experience or training in an energy-related industry

  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, night shifts, and/or rotating shifts as needed

  • Strong technical and/or mechanical aptitude

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a related discipline

  • Certificate of completion/graduation from a relevant trade or vocational training center

  • Bi-lingual a plus

  • DOT Pipeline Operator Qualifications to fit above

  • Previous certification as a PSM-qualified operator of a "PSM-covered facility"

  • HAZWOPER certification: Awareness, Operations, or Technician level

  • DOT, CSFM, DOGGR Pipeline integrity management program accountability

  • Proficiency in a wide variety of computer applications

  • Technical/engineering or industrial construction background

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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