Fields of Work

Fields of Work

Why Work at Solar Turbines?

Fields of Work


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Solar also offers careers in a number of other fields.




Apprenticeship Program

Solar offers an Apprenticeship Program for Master Machinists, Tool and Die Makers, Sheet Metal Mechanics and Precision Machine Tool Mechanics. Apprentices will learn manufacturing skills in a positive, professional shop floor environment and will be given ample opportunity to gain the skills, abilities and education they need to contribute to their personal success as well as the future success of the company.

This four-year Apprenticeship Program requires working in the manufacturing shops using the same materials, tools and equipment as a skilled journeyman in addition to receiving after hours classroom instruction during the length of the apprenticeship. You must also have an interest in learning to repair sophisticated plant equipment and machinery, have a strong mechanical aptitude and a deep interest in "working with your hands."


  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Desire to learn a skilled trade

For information about our Apprenticeship Program, please contact our Apprenticeship Program Office:

Solar Turbines Apprenticeship Program
2200 Pacific Hwy MZ M-1
San Diego, CA 92101

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Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)

Safety and Sustainability are critical components of the Solar/CAT strategic Vision 2020. EHS organizations are key to our mission of Zero Injuries and responsible stewardship through land diversion. EHS acts as consultants to manufacturing, engineering and field service activities through development of training and promotion of specific targets and goals. They conduct risk assessments, such as inspections, audits, material and process reviews, and workplace monitoring. In addition, they help design and promote a wide range of control measures.

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Solar's Facilities Organization partners with engineering and operations for strategic planning of new facilities and improvement of existing facilities. Additionally, the Facilities has ownership of regulatory compliance, land diversion and recycling strategies.

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Field Service

Solar maintains hundreds of Field Service Representatives located in field offices worldwide. This highly specialized team provides technical assistance for any of the electrical, mechanical, controls and process issues associated with client turbomachinery installation. 

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Finance and Accounting

Solar’s Finance organization is valued as a business partner through leadership and excellence in Financial Services and Business Information. Our accounting department has exciting opportunities for accountants who are mobile, want to be challenged, are interested in financial statement preparation and analysis, product costing, inventory accounting, budgeting and forecasting. We develop our accountants to become future leaders, and look for individuals with strong communications skills, interpersonal skills and leadership experience.

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Human Resources

Solar’s Human Resources professionals are business partners building a global competitive advantage through people and culture. Our Human Resources professionals specialize in employee relations, compensation and benefits, learning and development, performance management, talent acquisition and succession planning.

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Information Technology

Solar’s Information Technology (IT) professionals consult with business units and customers worldwide to analyze and enable their business objectives. They design, develop, integrate, and implement information systems, leveraging the latest technologies to create seamless user experiences and deliver solutions that facilitate measurable outcomes.  Supporting every field of work at Solar, IT spans technical domains from applications to infrastructure, offering opportunities in business-process engineering, development, technical support, cyber security, analytics, program management, organizational change, and workplace collaboration.

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Our Logistics Group is a team of professionals leading the way to transportation systems and services excellence in the 21st Century. The team provides services for a safe, efficient and cost effective transportation system for inbound components and outbound customer project cargo in an environment where our employees are valued and challenged, all enabling both growth and top tier performance.

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Solar’s manufacturing professionals work in operations management, manufacturing engineering, assembly planning, test operations and quality. With a focus on excellence in quality, velocity and safety, manufacturing and operations include engine manufacturing, from subassembly to engine assembly, packaging operations and refurbishment and overhaul operations.

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Our marketing team develops solutions to showcase Solar's products and services. They also promote the value of Solar worldwide by analyzing and responding to the needs of our customers by forecasting and understanding industry trends in the markets we serve.

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Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications has responsibility for Organization Communication Strategy, Employee Communications, Media Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility. Activities include developing corporate communications and related materials, working with the news media, handling community relations and representing Solar in the community.

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Supply Chain Management

We are continually developing a world-class lean supply chain with a relentless focus on quality, cost, delivery performance and lead-time reduction. Opportunities to work within the supply chain management of Solar exist in procurement, materials planning, master scheduling and quality control.

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As a member of our sales team you would have direct technical selling responsibility in selecting Solar’s total turbomachinery systems to meet customer needs. Working in conjunction with many other departments across the company you would be responsible for selecting the optimum scope and preparing proposals to meet specific customer requirements.

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Skilled Trades

Solar’s craftsmen manufacture, assemble and overhaul Solar’s engines and packages with an eye on velocity, safety and quality. From specialized tooling to Solar’s most advanced products, production personnel play a critical role in meeting Solar’s customer demand. Solar has opportunities in skilled trades which include Master Machinists, Machinists, Gas Turbine Mechanic, Precision Machine Tool Mechanics, Industrial Electronic Electricians, Quality Test Technicians, Development Test Technicians, Tool and Die Makers, Structures Package Mechanics, Engine Mechanics. All hourly applicants must pass the Caterpillar Basic Aptitude Test.

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Solar Turbines is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Solar Turbines career website as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, please email or call 619-544-5000 and request to speak to the Recruiting Department. 



Employee Spotlight


Raymond A.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

"I had the opportunity to start my professional career here at Solar. Since then, I have gained and grown so much in terms of my engineering and manufacturing prowess. The company, culture, and people have afforded me so much and are the reasons why I enjoy working here everyday."

Asha P.

Principle InSight Applications Engineer

"I joined Solar upon completing my Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and I have worked here for 4 years. What I enjoy most about working here is the ‘one team’ mentality, in that everyone is working towards the same end goal; to make our customers successful. Everyone is always willing to help each other out and support each other when needed. This makes Solar a great place to work."



Explore the Solar Turbines Difference


Products for Every Solution, In Every Industry

Solar Turbines provides best in class energy solutions with turbomachinery for power generation and motor driven compression products and packages. Our wide range of solutions maximize availability, reliability and value throughout your equipment's life cycle. 


Optimizing Equipment Value, Anywhere and Anytime

Customer support extends beyond maintenance and repairs to include broad offerings that help enhance performance and safety, extend equipment life and prevent obsolescence.


Innovations for Energy Solutions

Solar Turbines has been innovating the energy industry for more than 60 years and we will continue to push what is possible.