Maintenance Planner (Direct Air Capture – Stratos)

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Occidental Petroleum

Maintenance Planner (Direct Air Capture – Stratos)00032624



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 Maintenance Planner 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

  • Support and participate in programs, methods, systems, and practices for maintaining a safe and environmentally sound work environment

  • Support the safety process systems through participation in planned inspections, job observations, near miss reporting, incident investigation, area audits, and other programs as required

  • Plan and set schedules for maintenance work for Oxy, A1 and outside contractors

  • Determine logistics completion of projects, define work scope, labor requirements, material & equipment

  • Procure equipment, materials and services per plant specifications and procedures, using SAP to initiate, process, and track purchase requisitions and deliveries

  • Track area planning backlog and work orders, ensuring data is current and accurate

  • Create and maintain Preventative Maintenance schedules (PM’s) for equipment, as needed 

  • Create/maintain Bill of Materials (BOM’s) for all major pieces of equipment in assigned areas of the plant and ensures accuracy of stores inventory requirements by evaluating maintenance needs, specifications and quantities

  • Backfill for maintenance supervisors as required for vacation, outages, etc., and provide off hour support

  • Procure equipment, materials and services, per plant specifications and procedures 

  • Make recommendations on equipment and materials to purchase, as well as recommendations on external resources (i.e., vendors)

  • Coordinate and monitor fieldwork being performed by contractors and indirectly oversee the work of contract groups and evaluate results 

  • Evaluate contractor performance and makes recommendations for contractor assignments

  • Assist engineers with plant projects, technical details, & specifications and makes recommendations on projects such as timeline, labor requirements, work scope and material 

  • Develop and prepare maintenance projects for AFE submittal

  • Make recommendations on projects such as timelines, labor requirements, work scope and material

  • Use the Management of Change process to develop, document, and implement plant PSM changes

  • Track area planning backlog and work orders to ensure data is current and accurate

  • Provide on-site, off-hours, call-out support, as needed, to cover maintenance issues, direct personnel, & obtain materials or services

  • Continually looks for opportunities to improve plant reliability & to reduce plant costs

  • Support the Process Safety and Risk Management goals and objectives and participate in site-wide Process Safety and Risk Reduction activities as requested

  • Support and fulfill the requirements of the plant’s ISO Quality System

  • Complete any additional responsibilities assigned by Plant Management



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in repair, installation, troubleshooting and upkeep of plant equipment/facilities

  • Working knowledge of the routine maintenance process, regulations and policies. 

  • High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and good working knowledge of SAP

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to read, write and speak 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 

  • 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.



Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Notrees





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