Published in the July/August 2013 issue of print Search & Employ® |
Products manufactured by Solar Turbines Incorporated are at work worldwide. The products include gas turbine engines, gas compressors, gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical-drive packages, and generator sets. The applications include:
* the production, processing, and pipeline transmission of natural gas and crude oil
* the generation of electricity and thermal energy for processing applications, such as manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food products
Solar’s support services include turbine and compressor overhaul, parts replacement, field service, package refurbishment, and asset management.
Solar Turbines manufactures, sells, and services its products from more than 30 worldwide locations. The company is headquartered in San Diego and is a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. Solar has more than 7,000 employees. Eighty percent of them – and 85 percent of the company’s physical assets – are located in the United States. Solar exports more than 70 percent of its products, making it one of the country’s 50 largest exporters.
The company has recruited transitioning and veteran military at military-related career fairs, websites, and job boards. Solar has found that veterans make good employees because of their transferable technical skill sets and their leadership. They demonstrate great ability to multitask and work under pressure, and they have strong teaming skills.