Plant Tech

Occidental Petroleum
Amistad, New Mexico
Apr 18, 2024
May 11, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Title: Plant Tech Location: United States-New Mexico-Amistad Other Locations: Description Occidental is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore 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 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 the position of Plant Tech in our US Onshore Resources & Carbon Management (ORCM), EOR Business Unit based in Amistad, NM; at our Bravo Dome Co2 plant and field.

The Plant Tech will monitor equipment, make adjustments to process controls, take routine readings, performing preventive and minor maintenance, troubleshoot operational problems, perform lab tests, and handle paperwork associated with regulatory permitting in order to improve plant/field system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs.
  • Monitors and controls well and field operations.
  • Constantly reviews the operation of the field to monitor production and quality, anticipating and solving problems in a timely manner, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Participates in projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Maintains adequate records of key production variables such as production volume, yield, utility consumption, etc. on a daily, weekly, and/ monthly basis, as required
  • Collaborate with contractors and vendors for all activities.
  • Responsible for equipment lock/tagout for maintenance and repairs
  • Recognizes equipment abnormalities. Communicates with team regarding significant repairs.
  • Communicates directly with the maintenance department to coordinate maintenance and repair work in field areas
  • Performs preventive maintenance activities as required.
  • Assists maintenance technicians in performing maintenance and repairs.
  • Assists with diagnosing and trouble-shooting process related issues.
  • Able to understand problems and develop effective solutions
  • Responsible for ensuring proper flows, temperatures, pressures, and levels. Recognizes operating deviations and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to operate field processes using a DCS control system, preferably Delta V
  • Responsible for recording of parameter values, completion of operating reports, notification of environmental deviations, and equipment lockout/tag-out for maintenance and repair.
  • At least High School grad or G.E.D.
  • 3 years oilfield experience preferred, with a responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors & the public.
  • Ability to work 10 hour, rotating shifts
  • Basic knowledge of co2 field processes
  • Ability to follow written operating procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of OSHA 1910.119
  • Capable of performing preventive maintenance and minor repairs on all required field equipment
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively monitor field equipment and make adjustments to processes and controls.
  • Ability to troubleshoot operational problems.
  • Ability to handle upsets, startups, and shutdowns of field systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of DCS systems (Delta V and Wonderware)
  • Good computer skills, along with ability to input data into SAP work order systems.
  • Good communication and excellent interpersonal skills

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