Electrical Specialist

Occidental Petroleum

Electrical Specialist00032181



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 Specialist with our Chemical Manufacturing Facility located in Wichita, Kansas.



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.

Act as a leader and roll model in the areas of safety and environment.

Work overtime as required to support the plant operations and maintenance.

Maintain a good working knowledge of the plant safety and environment rules, and understand how to apply them to specific job tasks. Directly monitor and evaluate personal safety and the inclusion of safety requirements in maintenance procedures. 

Assist with development and implementation of technical training for the electricians to ensure that the level of knowledge and performance of the plant electrical work force remains high.

Provide technical assistance to production and engineering groups on application of new and modification of existing electrical equipment.

Research and identify opportunities to modify existing electrical equipment/processes to improve efficiency and/or reliability. Assist in design review and commissioning of projects. Assist engineers with planning and organizing projects as they relate to electricity.

Performs outage planning for major electrical work.

Technical resource as needed for other OxyChem locations.

Responsible for the reliability of the power distribution system, the rectifiers, and all associated controls.

Plan, organize, and schedule jobs involving electricians and electrical contractors.

Identify equipment deficiencies and write work orders to correct them.

Periodically review the site electrical procedures for accuracy and compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements.  Provide training to technicians on any changes as required.

Keep current on safety for electrical workers as regulated by OSHA and other regulatory bodies, such as NFPA 70E. 

Help oversee the electrical protocol and electrical PSM and ISO activities to ensure appropriate plant compliance.

Develop and implement preventive and predictive maintenance programs for plant electrical equipment that will assure a high on stream time for electrical equipment. 

Provide coverage for vacations, illnesses, etc for the Electrical Shop supervisor and Electric Shop group leader.

Interpret and modify drawings including P&ID’s, control diagrams, schematics, ladder logic, etc. for initial design reviews and plant modifications.

Ability to understand and troubleshoot microprocessor and semiconductor problems.

Ensure the plants electrical PM program meets corporate guidelines.

Ensure PMs are completed on time.

Ensure deficiency work orders are written as PMs are completed and deficiencies are found.



Must have high school diploma or equivalent

Must have Journeyman’s License

Strong Electrical background

Thorough knowledge of electrical distribution and control systems

Working knowledge of National Electrical Code

Working knowledge of the inspection and maintenance and troubleshooting of distribution and power transformers

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to read, write and speak in English

Must be able to respond to off hour emergencies

Must have a 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.


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.


  Maintenance Support

Primary Location

  United States-Kansas-Wichita





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