I&E Technician
Occidental Petroleum - New Johnsonville, TN

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Contribute. Grow. Lead…with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. For every product it makes, OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 1, 2 or 3 in the world.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of I&E Technician with our manufacturing facility located in New Johnsonville, TN.

Essential Job Duties:
Performs reliable instrument and electrical repairs on all plant process equipment.

Responsible for installation, programming, calibration, and preventative maintenance for electrical equipment to improve field system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs.

Troubleshoots, fabricates, modifies, removes, repairs, overhauls, or replaces parts or equipment on instrumentation and electrical systems.

Responsible for ensuring stability of on-line analyzers.

Adheres to the area equipment Preventative Maintenance (PM) program.

Maintains the necessary craft skills, training and qualification; including First Aid and CPR training.

Trains and qualifies to operate mobile equipment, such as forklifts, manlifts, etc.

Provides assistance to other maintenance craft, as qualified.

Utilizes the computerized maintenance management system to document repair notes, review repair history, obtain materials from Stores, etc.

Cooperates with other employees in a team atmosphere to solve plant problems and achieve plant goals.


Specialized or Technical Knowledge

: Excellent diagnostic and repair skills are needed for addressing complex problems in electrical distribution systems. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required. Must have strong computer skills to interact with the computerized maintenance management system. Knowledgeable in mechanical relay logic and ladder logic, and programming of simple ladder logic programs. Able to read electrical schematics. Able to perform preventative maintenance on medium voltage electrical equipment such as switchgear, breakers, etc. Strong skills in troubleshooting 120 volt AC controls, 480 V, 2400 V, 13.8KV switchgear; Working knowledge of inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting of distribution and power transformers. Must be skilled in troubleshooting using loop drawing, schematics, ladder logic, and P&I drawings.

Education / Experienced Required

: High school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Experience in repairs of instrumentation and electrical equipment is required. Must be NCCER Certified in Electrical or Instrumentation. SAP experience a plus.

Physical Requirements

: This role regularly involves manual labor. Must be able to work while wearing full protective equipment, and satisfy the “ability to wear” for respiratory use. Must be able to lift and handle bags of materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to exert force to open and close manually-operated valves in areas with reasonable accommodation. Must be able to climb single-section vertical ladders up to 30 feet, climb stairs, and work from elevations of up to 60 feet above ground level, on small platforms and in pipe racks. Must be able to enter and work in confined spaces. Must routinely work on uneven surfaces. Requires dexterity to perform routine craft work, such as operation of hand and power tools, disassemble and assemble equipment, align and position parts, perform rigging, operate mobile equipment, etc. Must be able to distinguish colors associated with electric wiring and related systems.

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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