Automation IT Specialist

Houston, Texas
12 Jan 2019
16 Feb 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.

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 IT Specialist) based in IT Industrial Control Systems, Houston, Texas .

  • Provide independent IT related project execution, and support to oil and gas production, plant, and pipeline facility engineering and operations teams for the implementation of SCADA systems and process data integration with business layer .
  • Implementation of the automation systems architecture for the monitoring and control of oil and gas production, processing, and transportation.
  • Installation, administration and advanced troubleshooting of automation related applications in the protected and the business network.
  • Advanced tier 3 support for applications, installations and workflows.
  • Contribute to the development and documentation of Standards, Best Practices, and Procedures that provide guidance for the installation of automation systems for process control for upstream and midstream.
  • Develop and support increasing levels of integration, data flow and data analytics. Apply good data security practices across applications and domains.
  • Testing and evaluation of new IT technologies for process control, communications, and surveillance.

  • Engineering or equivalent degree with relevant experience.
  • Experience in process control and instrumentation for gas plant, oilfield or similar operations.
  • Solid IT - Automation applications knowledge, including installation, maintenance and operation on physical or virtual servers.
  • Broad PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and DCS (Distributed Control System) experience
  • An in-depth understanding of SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) telecommunication and IT networking
  • An understanding of server class hardware and operating systems
  • A strong background in HMI (Human Machine Interface) development
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Project management experience (PMP certification preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to influence other team members
  • OPC (OLE for Process Control) experience
  • Rockwell PLC experience
  • Iconics HMI experience
  • Emerson DeltaV DCS experience
  • OSI PI experience
  • ICS security experience

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

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