Lab Analyst (Direct Air Capture – Stratos)

Occidental Petroleum

Lab Analyst (Direct Air Capture – Stratos)00033401



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 Lab Analyst 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

  • Perform routine analyses, including control samples and calibration checks, without supervision

  • Provide laboratory support including (but not limited to): preparation of equipment and reagents, storage of samples, packaging and shipping samples, stockroom/supplies, sampling, and instrument and method maintenance

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and adjust instruments and methods, coordinating with instrument service representatives when necessary

  • Maintain analytical data and Lab operating statistical record, to support plant operations and customer specification requirements

  • Analyze & document raw materials, in-process and finished products in accordance with Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures

  • Assure that the plant is furnished with sample analysis for process control decisions and technical studies in a timely, accurate manner 

  • Be thoroughly familiar with and able to operate instrumentation such as analytical balances, automatic titrators, ICP, particle size distribution analyzer, ion chromatograph (IC), and gas chromatographs

  • Participate in learning and incorporating new technologies into the laboratory processes as directed by management



  • Associate’s Degree in Chemistry or related field, two-year Lab Tech program or equivalent education with a minimum 2 years of college chemistry and 1 year of college math or equivalent work experience

  • Must be knowledgeable in analytical methods and functions and be able to perform mathematical calculations

  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, callouts, and holidays as necessary

  • 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

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

  • Must be able to lift 50 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 be able to 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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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 early in 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


  QC Lab Support

Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Notrees





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