Automation Systems Integrator (PLC Programmer)

Midland, Texas
12 Jan 2019
17 Jan 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
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 Systems Integrator in Midland, TX.

The Systems Integrator works with project managers by conducting the installation, commissioning, and operations of capital and maintenance facility projects. Responsible for PLC Programming; HMI Design work, some minor Electrical Design, Commissioning, Troubleshooting/Testing/Debugging and Project Documentation. Assists with quoting projects, write specifications, schedules and technical reports. Manage portions of projects as assigned (budgeting; other general project management responsibilities) and completely manage small to medium size projects, occasionally.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in automation project meetings and design
  • Understand the facilities equipment, process flow and design automation system that best support the Asset team.
  • Follow project schedule, implementation, compliance to design and commissioning.
  • Ensure all documentation is accurate and complete for all automation projects, will supply documentation to Project Manager when completed (SOP, 1-line, Programs, C&E,P&IDs etc.)
  • Design automation programs for wells and facilities within guild lines of automation standards and Oxy EPL
  • Communicate all project activities with Asset Teams
  • Mentor and Train Automation Facility Specialist in PLC programing, LOI programing, OPC configuration, process control and document generation.
  • Work with customer to implement project to customer specifications.
  • Support Automation Facility Specialist on complex automation and process issues
  • Participate in global Oxy program standardization and best practices.
  • Active participation in Oxy Process Improvement Teams
  • Support other Oxy Business unit on complex automation projects as needed
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration abilities with a verity of internal and external business units

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related degree

Professional/Technical Knowledge:
  • Expert knowledge of oil and gas automation systems

  • 10 years of Oil Field experience.
  • 8 years of Automation systems experience
  • 8 years of Oil Field Process Facilities experience

Skills & Competencies:
  • Ability to interact with customers and clients in a positive and professional manner
  • Extensive expertise of Electrical / Automation construction codes and practices
  • Demonstrate ability to perform strong time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines
  • Adequate knowledge of relational database systems, Object Oriented Programming
  • Be knowledgeable with tagging conventions, programing simulation and testing
  • Understanding of PSSRs and MOCs.
  • Extensive expertise in safety work systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of material specifications and application
  • Knowledge of RTUs. Understanding of digital and analog I/O, programming, and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of regulatory guidelines
  • Strong Leadership and Mentoring skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Understanding of gas engineering principles and gas measurement standards including AGA 3, AGA 7, AGA 9 and the National Electric Code.
  • Strong written, oral and project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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