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Automation Specialist - Oxy

Posted on: 17-Feb-2013

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with a subsidiary (OxyChem) that is a major North American chemical manufacturer.  As one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., we continually strive to be one of the best in the business.  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 Automation Specialist in Dickinson, ND. 
The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, specification, installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of automation equipment in order to improve plant or oilfield system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs.


  • 3-5 years oilfield experience with a responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors & the public
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent diagnostic and repair skills for complex problems in automation systems
  • Working knowledge of SPOC
  • Excellent knowledge of automation host systems
  • Expert in using test equipment pertaining to job, including oscilloscope, function generators, radio service monitor, etc.
  • Able to perform general PM work:  testing end devices, temperature shutdowns, pressure switches, level shutdowns
  • Understanding of pneumatic instrumentation:  calibration and maintenance
  • Electrically qualified per OSHA 1910.269 up to 600V
  • Skillful in reading electronic schematics, identifying components, and  understanding their functions
  • Able to calibrate and troubleshoot automation end devices
  • Able to read, program, install and troubleshoot complex  PLC programs
  • Good computer skills
  • Must have valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • Demonstrated self starter with the drive and initiative to challenge the status quo
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact effectively with team members and other groups
  • Proficient in MS Office software suite.
Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


 - Operations (Production)

Primary Location

 - United States-North Dakota-Dickinson




 - Full-time