Helicopter Operations Specialist

Helicopter Operations Specialist

Occidental Petroleum | Louisiana, LA, US
Salary Range:$56,000 – $87,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Job Description - Helicopter Operations Specialist (00029964)

Helicopter Operations Specialist - 00029964

Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the 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 dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit Oxy.com for more information.

Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business.


The Helicopter Operations Specialist contributes to the safety of helicopter related activities by providing subject matter expertise in accordance with Occidental Aviation procedures and within the corporate risk management framework. The Helicopter Operations Specialist provides expert advice and guidance as directed by Business Unit Managers, Logistics, and the Director of Aviation.


a. Promotes the Occidental HSE safety culture while providing the highest level of customer service

b. Develops, implements, and maintains the safety oversight processes to ensure compliance with the Occidental Aviation Procedures Manual, and HSE Management Standard

c. Leads the continuous safety and quality oversite of third-party helicopter operations for the Gulf of Mexico operations as required in the Occidental Aviation Operations Procedure Manual

d. Responsible for the establishment of annual Key Performance Targets and effectively reporting the Key Performance Indicators to management personnel

e. Advises management in areas of hazard recognition, risk assessment, and appropriate mitigation

f. Ensures vendor compliance with applicable laws, regulations, industry standards, and Occidental Aviation requirements

g. Assists management with applicable levels of facility and program auditing, to include continuous safety oversight

h. Reviews and assesses each third-party operation to ensure they are properly characterized with respect to risk rank

i. Responsible for ensuring incidents and non-conformances are properly reported, documented, and action items are worked to closure through an approved database

j. Maintains a robust incident investigation program through root and latent cause determination, development of corrective actions designed to prevent reoccurrence, and effective communication of findings

k. Participates as required in safety reviews, design hazard reviews, hazard analysis, and other technical processes

l. Accountable for development and delivering periodical reports using HSE metrics to inform management of third-party safety performance

m. Serves as functional authority for Occidental Aviation related third-party vendors and helicopter activities

n. Reviews and comments on bid proposals and contracts for proposed technical, operational, and helicopter performance specifications and requirements

p. Performs or oversees aviation safety audits, risk-rank any findings, and tracks to closure with the operator

q. Oversees the management of third-party aviation auditor and advisory services

r. Provides technical input during the design, construction, and maintenance phase of Occidental Aviation helipads or helidecks 

t. Represents Occidental Aviation at aviation related industry meetings and conferences

u. Remains familiar with world-wide aviation regulations, standards, and best practices. Periodically reviews and continuously improves the Occidental Aviation Operation Procedure

v. Provides technical representation to industry standards committees for design and operation of helipads, and helidecks

w. Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision

x. Ability to work well in a team environment to promote inclusion

y. Follows, upholds, and promotes the core values of Occidental Aviation


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience Advanced Aviation Safety Certificate
  • Five years of aviation quality and safety management experience
  • Experience in aviation contract and tender reviews
  • Valid passport with no restrictions
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot License – Fixed or Rotary Wing (preferred)
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License – Fixed or Rotary Wing (preferred)
  • Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role

Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation.

Occidental does not offer sponsorship of employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions for this role.

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.