Electrical Engineer

Occidental Petroleum

Electrical Engineer00033605



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 2021 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 Electrical Engineer within our Chemical Manufacturing Facility located in Geismar, Louisiana.  

 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.

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

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

·        Assure compliance to PSM standards (MOC’s, PSSR’s, Procedures, Audits, etc.)

·        Provides technical and managerial support for repairs of equipment including cost estimation, fund requisition, planning and scheduling manpower and equipment, material specification and procurement, and overall project management including cost control.

·        Provides engineering guidance on the replacement of equipment to ensure the proper replacement is specified and installed correctly.  Involves evaluation of replacement options from both an electrical and maintenance viewpoint, research of records to ensure accurate specification of parameters which may have been changed, and in many cases a cost estimated proposal to submit for approval.

·        Investigates and recommends solutions to equipment related problems which affect plant processes and/or production capability.

·        Investigates electrical failures to determine the cause and engineer through variety of resources including soliciting outside help, an improvement to prevent recurrence.

·        Provides support to the electrical and instrument maintenance department on a daily basis including specific technical information for equipment, assistance in the use of sophisticated instruments and tools and recommendations of repair techniques to be used.

·        Specifies type and inventory of spare parts to be stocked in the stores warehouse for new installations, plant changes and equipment deletions.

·        Develop/improve testing, monitoring, and calibration procedures for electrical equipment.  Monitor equipment performance and make recommendations to improve reliability and reduce cost.

·        Manage the identification, development, and implementation of new maintenance PM programs.

·        Assist in planning, procurement, scheduling, and supervising activities related to major outages/turnarounds.

·        Manage the Maintenance Electrical capital projects.

·        Provide plant interface with Corporate Electrical Steward to ensure compliance with corporate directives and Guidelines.

·        Knowledge of the National Electric Code (NFPA 70) and the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E)

·        Experience with electrical equipment up to the 230KV level.





·        BS degree in Electrical Engineering.

·        Prefer 3 or more years of electrical maintenance experience in chemical manufacturing or related industry. 

·        High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·        Ability to read, speak and write in English.

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

·        Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts on a non-routine basis.

·        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

·        Knowledge of Rectifiers.

·        Knowledge of NERC and SERC regulations.

·        Good working knowledge of SAP.

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.

 It has come to our attention various individuals and/or organizations are contacting people falsely pretending to recruit on behalf of Oxy. Please be aware that these recruiting scams and communications do not originate nor are they associated with our recruitment process.

Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never: 

Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees.
Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or
Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.
We recommend against responding to unsolicited business propositions or offers from people you don’t know. Do not disclose your personal or financial details. If you believe you have been the victim of a recruiting scam, please contact your local police department.





Primary Location

  United States-Louisiana-Geismar





To apply for this job please visit oxy.taleo.net.