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Electrical Specialist II

Company name
Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Carlsbad, NM, United States

Employment Type

Oil Gas, Energy

Posted on
Nov 23, 2021

Valid Through
Mar 08, 2022

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Title: Electrical Specialist II

Location: United States-New Mexico-Carlsbad

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Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the 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 dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information.


Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do 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 Electrical Specialist within our ORCM Prod Ops Electrical group based in Carlsbad, NM.


The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the Commissioning, Quality Assurance, specification, installation, programming, calibration, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical equipment in order to improve field system operation/uptime and reduce total operating costs. This position will support the NM Delaware operations on all work associated with our primary distribution systems.



High School diploma or GED

Excellent diagnostic and repair skills for complex problems in Electrical distribution systems

Capable of installing, troubleshooting, and repairing switchboard control panels and components, motor circuits, building and lighting circuits, and control circuits

Capable of understanding mechanical relay logic and ladder logic

Capable of programming simple ladder logic and VFD’s

Proficient at reading electrical installation drawings.  Circuit schedules, plans, area class, motor schematics and wiring diagrams

Proficient at using all test equipment associated with troubleshooting electrical equipment

Knowledgeable of NEC and OSHA standards.

Able to safely supervise electrical contract work

Able to effectively interface with electrical engineers and energy  providers

Able to perform preventive maintenance on low voltage electrical equipment such as switchgear, breakers, etc.

Good computer skills

Team oriented, flexible and able to work with minimal supervision.

Additional Desired Qualifications

Minimum Journeyman electrician license

3-5 years oilfield experience preferred, with a responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors & the public

Electrically qualified per OSHA 1910.269 up to 600V


Subject to applicable law, Occidental requires all U.S. based new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation


Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

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.

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