Lead Leak Detection & Repair

Occidental Petroleum

Lead Leak Detection & Repair00033512



Occidental is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil and gas 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 oxy.com for more information.


Occidental is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Lead Leak Detection and Repair based in Kermit, TX.

The Leak Detection and Repair Lead will supervise a team of Oxy and contract employees to expeditiously identify and repair leaking components at Permian facilities in the Onshore Resources & Carbon Management (ORCM) Operations. This position is key to standardizing the LDAR – OGI program to achieve compliance with Regulatory requirements to reduce the company’s overall carbon emissions and impacts to air quality.


 Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Technicians and coordinate their schedules/activities.

  • Streamline collaborations between Facilities, Operations and OGI Technicians to ensure timely repair of leaking components. Provide field support to remove barriers encountered during LDAR activities.

  • Manage and review survey reports for compliance with regulatory monitoring / recordkeeping requirements by using the Oxy enterprise mobile and computer applications; Truecontext, SAP, Intelex ACTS, Spotfire, Power BI and others.

  • Ensure that conducted surveys are in accordance with fugitive emissions monitoring plans and meet Federal and State regulatory requirements.

  • Routinely communicates leak detection and repair (LDAR) metrics to Operations.

  • Support the development of LDAR training materials and facilitate trainings for OGI Technicians.

  • Develop and track Team KPIs for improvements.

  • Collaborate with Field Operations to refine best practices, share knowledge and experiences, and improve training techniques.

  • Provide the tools, training, and support needed for members of the team to make their day to day decisions.



Education: High School Diploma or equivalent working experience

Professional/Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of surface operations and familiarity with equipment & components including; Wellheads, Separators, Heater Treaters, Glycol Units, Reboiler/Regeneration Systems, Tanks, Thief Hatches/Enardos, VRUs, VCUs, Flares, Compressors, Pumps, Hi/Lo Bleed Valves, Pneumatic Controllers, Flanges & Connectors, etc.

Minimum 5 years of Oil & Gas Industry Experience

Skills & Competencies:

  • Proficient MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and data analysis tools

  • Strong commitment to safety

  • High integrity

  • Strong decision making skills

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Must be able to write technical reports with clear and precise language

  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed and able to work unsupervised

  • Good driving record and willing to drive to remote locations to collect data

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize the resolution of multiple issues to reduce impact on company performance

  • Time-management skills and attention to details

  • Strong emphasis on customer service

  • Good interpersonal skills


Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.

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  • 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.

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Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

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. 





Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Kermit





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