Production Tech II

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Occidental Petroleum

Production Tech II00030567



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

Our greatest asset has been, and will continue to be, our people.  We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Production Tech in our US Onshore Resources & Carbon Management (ORCM), Rockies Business Unit based in Platteville, Colorado.

This position is responsible for oil and gas well operations, well testing, operating, and maintaining field equipment and facilities, surveillance of general field operations and maintenance of various databases regarding production and operations. Non-scheduled call-outs outside normal business hours can be expected.  Types of well include flowing, beam pump (with electronic pump-off controller), plunger lift, water injection and water disposal.  Types of facilities include production tank batteries, flowlines, LACT (lease automatic custody transfer) facilities, water injection plants, natural gas compression, cathodic protection, and metering devices (electronic gas measurement and others).  Job is to be performed employing safe work practices while utilizing acceptable environmental procedures to maximize earnings while minimizing costs on assigned oil and gas producing properties. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to an enforce all applicable company, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations
  • Prepare, maintain, and submit daily reports and records of daily gas and/or liquid volume, well pressure, and volume of chemicals used
  • Implement production and operations tests
  • Collect and review purchaser’s gauges and tests
  • Assess accuracy of run tickets
  • Ensure coordination of personnel and systems to optimize transportation, minimize downtime, optimize production, and decrease environmental and safety risks
  • Ensure coordination of personnel and systems to optimize transportation, minimize downtime, optimize production, and decrease environmental and safety risks
  • Act as a liaison between field personnel and functional support groups providing operational input to projects





High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Professional/Technical Qualifications/Licenses/Certifications:

Valid Driver’s License

Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical principles
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations is required
  • Proficient in the use of personal computer utilizing a MS Windows environment
  • General mechanical troubleshooting and repair skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as by self without direct supervision
  • Technical skills related to math and analytical processes
  • Strong initiative and self-starter
  • Multi-task orientation with skills related to work prioritization

Salary Range

Discretionary Bonus

$60,000 – $82,500



*Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements may receive consideration for higher-level role given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs.

Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.

Check out Oxy’s competitive benefit package: oxy-employee-benefits-program-2023.pdf


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.



  Production Ops

Primary Location

  United States-Colorado-Platteville





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