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Occidental Petroleum Truck Mechanic in Wichita, Kansas

Title: Truck Mechanic Location: United States-Kansas-Wichita 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 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 Truck Mechanic 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.
Moves trailers as needed throughout the plant for loading, unloading, and staging for deliveries.
Build, rebuild and repair parts of trucks and trailer as may be required. Diagnoses any mechanical, electrical or other breakdown or failure on truck or trailers. Read precision instruments such as micrometers, dial indicators, bore gauges, voltmeters, digital multi-meters, calibrators and other electronic diagnostic tools. All must be accomplished according to standard operating procedures and in support of the safe operation and environmental integrity of the plant.
Drive trucks on highway to analyze problems, to evaluate work performed, to position correctly in shop, and shuttle equipment.
Perform maintenance on the Wichita fleet of truck tractors and trailers
Utilizes verbal and written means of communication to communicate with dispatch, peers, and supervisory personnel.


High School diploma or completed GED.

Process Technology Degree OR minimum of 2 years relevant work experience (e.g. production, loading, or maintenance) in a chemical plant or manufacturing environment.

Proficiency in math, reading comprehension, and mechanical reasoning with strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

Ability to work a rotating shift; weekends; holidays; overtime; and respond to callouts.

Ability and willingness to serve as member of Emergency Response Team.

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.

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. 


Additional Desired Qualifications

Good working knowledge of SAP

ASE Certified or equivalent

Tank Trailer Repair Experience

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)  


 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.