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Occidental Petroleum Reliability Maintenance Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

Title: Reliability Maintenance Engineer Location: United States-Kansas-Wichita Other Locations:


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 2021 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 Reliability Maintenance Engineer with our Chemical Manufacturing Facility located in Wichita, Kansas.

Essential Job Duties:

Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products, as our highest priority.

Develop, implement, and maintain predictive, preventive, and proactive maintenance processes. Monitor equipment performance and make necessary changes to improve equipment reliability and mechanical integrity.

Participate in the Wichita Plant process safety programs to complete Process Hazard Analyses, to complete the Management of Change requirements, and to investigate process safety incidents.

Provide technical support for maintenance and major equipment repairs, and perform equipment troubleshooting/failure analysis. Maintain Larger Rotating Equipment by coordinating and supervising equipment overhauls and PM tasks. Maintain Lubrication program.

Work with maintenance, production, engineering, and other organizations to improve equipment care and work practices. Update maintenance and equipment procedures along with stores/inventory spare parts to better maintain equipment.

Oversee improvements to instrumentation and shutdown maintenance programs.

Review pertinent engineering and construction projects and make recommendations on design changes to improve the overall equipment reliability.

Stay abreast of technology, equipment, and practices. Evaluate and communicate industry practices and technologies to the plant. Maintain active involvement with best practice and technical teams. Interface with other technical and engineering groups for assistance in areas outside technical expertise.

Maintain cost, reliability, and mechanical integrity measurements.

Participate in maintaining process safety information current and accurate for the physical assets: (P & IDs) and technician-process activities (procedures and work instructions).  

Supports and fulfills the requirements of the plant’s ISO Quality System.


Must have at least 1 year of industry experience, mechanical integrity and reliability experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

Team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively

Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

Strong analytical/problem solving skills

Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is 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.


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.