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Instrument Technician

Company: Occidental Petroleum Corp.(Oxy)
Location: Wichita
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda - key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem's market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2020 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities.

We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Instrument Technician with our Chemical Manufacturing Facility located in Wichita, Kansas.

Essential Job Duties:

Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products, as our highest priority.

Install, maintain, inspect, troubleshoot, repair and perform preventative maintenance on all plant instrumentation equipment, control systems, and analyzers.

Responsible for prompt and accurate diagnosis of minor problems and the implementation of corrective action. Consult directly with equipment vendors on problems for resolution as necessary.

Set up and operate limited types of shop tools and specialized test, measuring equipment and hand tools utilized in any phase of machine installation or maintenance.

Conduct evaluation tests on valves, motors, instruments, etc.

Must be proficient in troubleshooting 24volt DC/120 volt AC controls and switch gear.

Research specifications for materials, testing and repair of instrumentation and electrical equipment.

Trained and qualified to operate mobile equipment such as forklifts, man-lifts, etc.

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Minimum three (3) years technical experience.

Ability and willingness to serve as member of Emergency Response Team.

Must be proficient in troubleshooting using loop drawing, schematics, ladder logic, electrical one-line, and P&I drawings.

Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays.

High proficiency in Microsoft applications.

Ability to read, write and speak in English.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.

Must possess valid driver's license.

Physical requirements - Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Additional Desired Qualifications

Additional chemical plant or manufacturing experience is preferred.

Good working knowledge of SAP

Technical degree in instrumentation from an accredited technical college or completion of an approved state apprenticeship in instrumentation.

"Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status."

Keywords: Occidental Petroleum Corp.(Oxy), Wichita , Instrument Technician, Other , Wichita, Kansas

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