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Principal Process Engineer

Company: Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Location: Deer Park
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

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 2017 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 competitive pay and benefits, and providing career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Principal Process Engineer -within our Corporate Engineering organization. The work location is at our Corporate Engineering office in Deer Park, Texas.

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Essential Job Duties



  • Safety is paramount at Oxy. In every activity we maintain the health and safety of our employees, customers and community as well as protect the environment in which we operate.
  • Incorporate Process Safety and Risk Management principles into the foundation of all work performed.
  • Provide Process Engineering Support to Projects and Special Studies by:

    • Leading the Front End Loading Activities

      • technology evaluation and selection,
      • preliminary through detailed scope development,
      • developing heat and material balances,
      • preparing PFD's,
      • preparing P&ID's,
      • preparing equipment and instrument datasheets,
      • preparing system package specification, and
      • preparing control narratives.


      • Direct and Supervise work and performance of contracted engineering firms' process engineering discipline to ensure accuracy.
      • Participating in PHA's
      • Developing operating procedures
      • Providing training to engineers and operator technicians
      • Provide construction support and participate in PSSR's, commissioning and start-up.
      • Provide expertise in technology and chemical processing knowledge.


      • Become a subject matter expert for the corporation for a specific technology and then develop and maintain corporate commandments, guidelines, specifications and best practices for the technology.
      • Provide support to manufacturing sites assisting with troubleshooting process issues based on experience and expertise.
      • Assure corporate policies, procedures, and standards are followed by yourself and by contractors working for you.
      • Maintain technical expertise in codes, recommended practices and standards. Apply that expertise to procedures, selection and application of equipment in our process technologies, through individual effort and ongoing training.

Keywords: Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Houston , Principal Process Engineer, Engineering , Deer Park, Texas

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