Process Lab Chemist

Occidental Petroleum
Brawley, California
Nov 23, 2023
Dec 06, 2023
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Title: Process Lab Chemist Location: United States-California-Brawley Other Locations: Description 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 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.

Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people . We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill multiple positions of Process Lab Chemist in our Low Carbon Venture (LCV), TerraLithium Business Unit based in Brawley, California.

Essential Job Duties:

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

- Provide qualitative and quantitative analytical services, including new or enhanced test procedures or processes, as required by TerraLithium or LCV staff.

- Produce clear, concise, accurate, and timely written and oral reports in which conclusions and recommendations are effectively supported by analytical and/or research data and supporting literature.

- Determine lab equipment and instrumentation needs for routine or project lab work. Ensure availability and reliability of equipment through routine maintenance, repairs, modifications and design of equipment.

- Provide attention to detail, and dedication to work in order to ensure reliability of the work site as well as high quality product.

- Coordinate with vendors, customers, technical resources and field test sites to accomplish goals.

- Plan, design, initiate and complete analytical or research projects to facilitate problem solving for TerraLithium, LCV Technology Development or other technical staff.

- Participate in special projects including serving on committees, and other activities.

- Monitor and evaluate impact of changing technologies and markets in selected areas of interest to TerraLithium and make recommendations as to appropriate options.

- Ensure that you and others are respected, supported and encouraged to grow and succeed in their job.

Qualifications Qualifications:

- BS or MS Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other related technical discipline

- A minimum of 2 years of experience in an analytical laboratory

- Must have knowledge of fundamental chemical principles, laboratory practices, laboratory safety and associated computer support systems.

- Self-motivated with the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.

- Strong analytical/problem solving skills.

- Able to provide minor maintenance on analytical instruments.

- High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills - ability to read, write and speak in English

- Ability to speak Spanish a plus

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

- 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.

Salary Range

Discretionary Bonus

$81,600 - $112,000


Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements may receive consideration for higher-level role given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs.

Check out Oxy's competitive benefit package:

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

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.

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