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Occidental Petroleum I&E Technician in Ludington, Michigan

Title: I&E Technician Location: United States-Michigan-Ludington Other Locations:


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. OxyChem's market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2020 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

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 Electrical & Instrumentation Technician with our Calcium Chloride plant located in Ludington, Michigan.
Essential Job Duties:
  • Must be able to work with others in a self-directed workforce environment.  Teamwork is an essential competency.
  • Perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders and stairs.  Walking, bending, and stooping are required.  Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.
  • Must be able to work with others in a self-directed workforce environment.  Teamwork is an essential competency.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to follow all safety related rules, practices and procedures.
  • Repairs, connects and disconnects electrical equipment such as motors, instruments, and lights, etc.
  • Installs, troubleshoots, and maintains electrical instruments for the site.
  • Complete documentation for work as required.
  • Maintains electrical distributions system for the site.
  • Conducts audits of electrical systems for the site.
  • Installs electrical systems including wire and conduit.
  • Safely perform other maintenance non-E/I Tech related work as needed.
  • Utilize the maintenance work process to complete work.  Provide daily job progress to scheduler and routine feedback to planner to ensure efficiency and continuous improvement.
  • Learn, follow, and occasionally create and update applicable procedures to ensure that all jobs are completed in a safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible manner.
  • Occasionally create or update procedures to ensure accuracy.
  • Responsible for knowledge and use of all area and job specific safety equipment.
  • Perform daily housekeeping activities in order to maintain a safe and environmentally sound workplace.
  • Assist with training of new employees.
  • Complete all training requirements as determined by site needs.
  • Industrial Craftsman (IC) role - Perform other non-electrical and instrument maintenance work you are trained for and can execute safely.
  • Actively support and participate in programs to continuously improve plant operations through problems solving teams, etc.
  • Actively support plant and corporate HESS safety programs, objectives, and expectations.
  • Follows the Ludington Guiding Principles.


Education/Certification Requirements
Pre-employment Requirement
  • High School Education or GED required.
  • Must hold a License issued by the State of Michigan as a Journeyman or Master Electrician
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
Post-employment Requirement
  • Forklift License
  • Manlift(JLG) License