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Chemist Full-Time (Chemicals Business)


Oxy is an international energy company with assets primarily in the United States, the Middle East and North Africa. We are one of the largest oil producers in the U.S., including a leading producer in the Permian and DJ basins, and offshore 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 management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit for more information. 

OxyChem is looking for entry-level individuals pursuing a degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering to fill the position of Chemist at our Wichita, Kansas facility.

 Essential Job Duties: 

  • Maintain, as our highest priority, the protection of the environment, the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products.
  • Provide attention to detail, and dedication to work in order to ensure reliability of the work site as well as high quality product.
  • Ensure that you and others are respected, supported and encouraged to grow and succeed in their job.
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative analytical services, including new or enhanced test procedures or processes, as required by manufacturing, marketing, technical services, or OxyChem Technical Center staff.
  • Coordinate with vendors, customers, technical resources and field test sites to accomplish goals.
  • Plan, design, initiate and complete analytical or research projects to facilitate problem solving for manufacturing, marketing, technical services, or OxyChem Technical Center staff.
  • Participate in special projects including serving on committees, and other activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate impact of changing technologies and markets in selected areas of interest to OxyChem and make recommendations as to appropriate options.
  • Determine lab equipment and instrumentation needs for routine or project lab work. Ensure availability and reliability of equipment through routine maintenance, repairs, modifications and design of equipment.
  • Produce clear, concise, accurate, and timely written and oral reports in which conclusions and recommendations are effectively supported by analytical and/or research data and supporting literature.
  • Participate in the Wichita Plant process safety programs to complete Process Hazard Analysis, to complete the Management of Change requirements, and to investigate process safety incidents. Ensure process safety information is current and accurate for the physical assets (P & IDs), for the process conditions (PFDs), for the process chemistry (MSDSs), and for the technician-process activities (procedures and work instructions


  • Student in qualified Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Degree program 
  • Must maintain minimum cumulative 2.85 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Must have 2 extracurricular activities or work experience
  • Must have a graduation date of December 2023 – May 2024 
  • Must be willing to relocate to Wichita, KS


  • Wichita, Kansas


  • Competitive salary
  • Begin investing to your 401(K) and Retirement on your first day with combined 14% company matching  
  •  Relocation Assistance, if applicable  
  • 9/80 Work Schedule. Enjoy a 3-day weekend every other week! 
  • Pregnancy/Bonding Leave and Family Care Leave

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Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never: 

  • Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees
  • Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or
  • Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.

We recommend against responding to unsolicited business propositions or offers from people you don't know. Do not disclose your personal or financial details. If you believe you have been the victim of a recruiting scam, please contact your local police department.


Oxy 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.