Instrumentation & Electrical Technician (Direct Air Capture – Stratos)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Occidental Petroleum

Instrumentation & Electrical Technician (Direct Air Capture – Stratos)00032677



OxyChem is hiring at the landmark STRATOS Direct Air Capture facility in the Permian Basin, seeking those who can apply their technical, managerial, process and safety experience to an important new frontier industry. This is your chance to not only play a vital role at a 100+ year-old company, but to also be a part of history. 


Direct Air Capture uses proven industrial processes to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from ambient air. This CO2 can then be stored safely and securely underground or used to make things we all need in everyday life. These facilities are important because they help enable companies in hard-to-abate industries to reach their global climate targets. 


STRATOS is on track to become the world’s largest Direct Air Capture facility. Currently under construction, it is designed to capture up to 500,00 tons of atmospheric CO2 annually and is expected to be commercially operational in mid-2025. Oxy subsidiary 1PointFive will own the facility, with OxyChem responsible for its operation and maintenance. 


In addition to the chance to work at this momentous new complex, Oxy offers a competitive total rewards package that includes: 

  • Medical/dental/vision with HSA & FSA options

  • Life and AD&D insurance

  • Short and Long-Term Disability

  • Generous PTO Program

  • Company paid holidays

  • Wellness Program

  • Educational assistance program

  • Begin investing to your 401(K) and Retirement on your first day with combined 14% company matching

  • Diverse and inclusive environment with growth and learning opportunities 

  • Flexible schedules

  • Pregnancy Leave, Bonding Leave and Family Care Leave



As the Instrumentation and Electrical Technician at our Direct Air Capture facility in Ector County, TX you will:

  • 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, control systems, analyzers and electrical equipment

  • 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 operateshop tools and test equipment, measuring equipment and hand tools utilized in all phases of maintenance and repair

  • Conduct evaluation tests on valves, motors, instruments, etc

  • Responsible to troubleshoot 120 volt AC controls, 480 volt motors and switch gear, as well as 4160 volt equipment.

  • Research specifications for materials, testing and repair of instrumentation and electrical equipment  



  • High School Education or GED required

  • Five (5) years process instrumentation/electrical maintenance experience in industry OR two (2) years maintenance experience in industry and Associates Degree in Instrumentation or Electrical Technology

  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting using loop drawing, schematics, ladder logic, electrical one-line, and P&I drawings

  • Proficient in maintaining process control loops, electronic controls, valves, and transmitters.

  • This position requires proof of the NCCER certification prior to employment (electrical and/or instrumentation preferred) or other nationally recognized and relevant certification in lieu of NCCER

  • 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

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

  • 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 and respond to visual and audible alarms

Oxy 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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Primary Location

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