Internship - Gas Compressor Engineer
Solar Turbines - San Diego, CA

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Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, with more than 13,900 units and over 1.7billion operating hours in 98 countries.

Products from Solar Turbines play an important role in the development of oil, natural gas and power generation projects around the world. Solar Turbines’ products include gas turbine engines (rated from 1590 to 30,000 horsepower), gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical-drive packages and generator sets (ranging from 1.1 to 22 megawatts).

Solar’s customers put the company’s products to work in many areas including production, processing and pipeline transmission of natural gas and crude oil and generation of electricity and thermal energy for processing applications, such as manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food products.

Solar’s foundation is people and Solar’s culture is one where individual contributions are valued, diversity in the workplace is encouraged, and safety is emphasized in all aspects of the business. Solar Turbines is comprised of a dedicated and multi-talented workforce of more than 7,000 employees with decades of experience working as a global team.

We currently have a career opportunity for an Intern, Gas Compressors Engineer at our Kearny Mesa facility in San Diego.

Job Description

Under the guidance of a Mentor, Interns are given a meaningful work experience, a project assignment to complete, and the opportunity to apply classroom education to real work situations. Projects will include rig test setup, data acquisition and analysis applying an understanding of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Work will include a mixture of hands-on experimental and analytical studies. Internship opportunities will be available beginning January through May and June through August 2013.

Gas Compressor Engineer Internship positions are designed to provide students with challenging projects in a state-of-the-art centrifugal compressor research facility conducting performance tests. Knowledge gained in our research facility helps to determine future gas compression products. Solar Turbines gas compressors are a world leader in supplying compressors to the Oil & Gas Industries. Our products are used extensively in the production and transmission of natural gas.
Qualification

Currently in the process of obtaining a minimum of a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

Must have a minimum overall GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Classified as a Junior, Senior, or currently attending graduate school by summer of 2013

Ability to assist in building an experimental rig, working with computerized data acquisition systems, and interpreting results

Previous engineering related internship and/or work experience preferred

Ability to create engineering drawings using Pro/E or AutoCad is a plus

Problem solving skills

High energy level and sense of urgency

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Good business / technical judgment

Ability to handle multiple priorities for a variety of tasks

Applicants must be currently eligible to work in the United States. For information on employment eligibility in the United States, please visit the U.S. Immigration Services website.

Preference given to local candidates.

Solar Turbines is an equal opportunity employer.

Solar Turbines conducts drug screens and background checks.

Please visit our website www.solarturbines.com for more information about our company.

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In spite of its name, products from Solar Turbines are not powered by the sun. The Caterpillar subsidiary designs, manufactures, and...