Solar Turbines

About Solar Turbines

Solar Turbines Incorporated, a Caterpillar Inc. subsidiary, manufactures industrial gas turbines for oil, natural gas, and power generation worldwide. (Over 14,000 units, 1.7B operating hours, in 100 countries.) Products include gas turbines (1590-30,000 HP), gas compressors, and gas compression and generator sets.
Solar employs a diverse group of over 7,000 worldwide. Solar has competitive compensation and benefits (medical/dental, insurance, vacation, 401k, incentive bonus, and education).


Ancillary Systems Engineering Intern

June 2021 - August 2021 San Diego, CA
“Their internship program is highly organized. The people are fantastic, all very nice and helpful. The pay is better than expected for an internship. The office and assembly building and testing facilities (got a tour even though I was remote) are awesome. Very communicative, learned a lot about CFD, team project development, working with a partner, developing models, and maintaining a schedule. Shoutout to the Ancillary Strategy Group of SPE in Kearny Mesa.”

Gas compressor test engineer intern

June 2020 - August 2020 San Diego, CA
“Solar has a great culture in their employees and they work to make their interns feel involved in the company. I gained a strong understanding of specify engineering principles relating to gas compressors and turbines. My supervisor worked hard to help me get exposure throughout the company. I was also able to apply my expertise and was able to suggest a solution department challenge which became my next project. I enjoyed the opportunity to pursue my own idea.”
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