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
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,
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.
Minimum three (3) years technical experience.
Ability and willingness to serve as member of Emergency Response
Must be proficient in troubleshooting using loop drawing,
schematics, ladder logic, electrical one-line, and P&I
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
Additional Desired Qualifications
Additional chemical plant or manufacturing experience is
Good working knowledge of SAP
Technical degree in instrumentation from an accredited technical
college or completion of an approved state apprenticeship in
"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."