Internship - Gas Compressors, Stress Analysis
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 14,400 units and over 1.9 billion 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 7,500 employees with decades of experience working as a global team.

We currently have an opening for a Stress Analysis Internship in the Gas Compressor Engineering department at our Kearny Mesa facility in San Diego .

Job Description

Solar Turbines is a world leader in supplying centrifugal gas compressors to the Oil & Gas Industries. Our products are used extensively in the production and transmission of natural gas throughout the world. Gas Compressor Engineering Internship positions are designed to provide students with challenging, real world engineering projects in a centrifugal gas compressor engineering, manufacturing and test facility.

This internship position will support the Stress Analysis Group within the Gas Compressor Engineering Department. The intern will work with Structural Engineers on the design and analysis of Gas Compressors and related hardware. The position is primarily intended to be full time lasting thru the summer months. Other schedules will be considered on a case by case basis. Local candidates preferred.


Currently in the process of obtaining a minimum of a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil (Structural), Agricultural or Petroleum Engineering or other relevant Engineering degree.

Must have a minimum overall GPA of a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

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

Completed or in the process of completing required courses:


Strength of Materials

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) including experience with formulas and graphing.

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.

Local candidates will be given strong preference.

Solar Turbines offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vacation, 401k, incentive bonus, tuition reimbursement and professional development/advancement opportunities.

Solar Turbines is an equal opportunity employer.

Solar Turbines conducts drug screens and background checks.

Please visit our website for more information about our company.

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