Member of a Global Team

When you become a member of the Solar Turbines team, you receive much more than an employee ID badge, designated workspace and appealing benefits package.  Whatever your way of life, Solar offers its employees opportunities to grow, both professionally as well as personally.

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Employee Amenities & Activities

All-Employee Events

Our Values In Action

Your Career

Your Future: Learning and Career Development

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Working for a world leader is a challenging and exciting endeavor.  At Solar Turbines, our industry leadership is a testament to the quality of people who make up our organization.  We recognize our highly engaged employees as key contributors to our success, which is why we have one of the lowest employee turnover ratios in the area.

Our commitment to continuous improvement, employee development, advanced technology, and creativity is something we strive for everyday. We offer our employees competitive benefits and rewards and promote a family-friendly atmosphere in a business casual environment

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Employee Amenities & Activities

  • Onsite Fitness Center (Certain Locations)
    Solar supports active, healthy lifestyles.  For a low, monthly membership fee, employees can join the Solar Fitness Centers in San Diego, or you can receive discounts to other Fitness Centers.
  • Café
    Because Solar likes to keep its employees happy and healthy, there are cafes in many of our locations.  Some of the larger facilities boast a full menu with options that range from grill items, pastas, sandwiches to salad and soup bars, fresh fruit, sodas, coffee, juice and more.
  • Credit Union Membership/ Onsite banking (Certain Locations)
    At Solar, we understand that time is money.  So for your convenience, we’vedecided to save our employees both time and money by locating credit unions on-site at our downtown facility, Kearny Mesa facility, and several other locations.
  • The Solar All Faith Chapel
    In 1953, with Solar-donated materials and the manpower of Solar's employees, a non-denominational chapel was constructed on-site at the Harbor Drive facility. The chapel is open to all employees for weddings, funerals, weekly service and personal meditation.
  • Employee Clubs
    The Solar Employee Recreation Association (SERA) is a non-profit, internal organization that promotes and supports the extracurricular activities and active lifestyles of current (and retired) Solar Turbines employees. From softball and surf teams to cooking and car clubs, the SERA network sets a tone of camaraderie for employees, both on and off company grounds. 
  • Holiday Choir
    Solar’s holiday choir is made up of vocally-talented employee volunteers.  They meet for several months at the end of each year, rehearsing a special set of holiday songs.  Performances are traditionally a big hit with employees and take place mid-December at both of Solar’s San Diego facilities.
  • Toastmasters
    Toastmasters International is the world’s largest oral communication training group.  At Solar, membership is on the rise with at least 22 employees attending on-site meetings at two locations (downtown San Diego and Kearny Mesa)

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All-Employee Events

  • Company Picnic
    The Solar Family picnic is a favorite for many employees.  Usually held at a San Diego seaside location in early autumn, this large family event is known for its exceptional food, music, games, activities and entertainment
  • Open House
    Every third year, the doors of Solar’s San Diego facilities are opened to friends and family.  Complete with self-guided tours, BBQ lunch, entertainment for all ages and special gifts for all attendees, the Open House usually draws in a crowd of about 5,000.
  • Bring Your Kids To Work Day
    Bring Your Kids To Work Day s a day-long, on-site, educational event for kids in grades 6 – 8, with a parent (or grandparent) working at Solar.  Participating students are introduced to Solar and the engineering and manufacturing professions through team-building exercises, group activities, workspace visits, guest panels and more.

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Our Values in Action
In 2005, Caterpillar introduced Our Values In Action, an updated version of the 1974 Worldwide Code of Business Conduct.  It drives us each and every day. The code of Conduct is the most important document we produce at Caterpillar. Its purpose is not to provide a set of rules that covers every situation or challenge we may face, but to serve as a daily guide for putting our values in action. It explains what integrity, excellence, teamwork, and commitment mean to us and how we use these values to make sound, ethical decisions in the best interest of all employees and stakeholders.By using these values, Caterpillar will be poised to be the industry leader through the year 2020 and beyond.

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Your Career
If your specialty is in accounting, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, materials, purchasing, or a skilled labor position, we invite you to explore the opportunities available at Solar Turbines.  You’ll find a team oriented, progressive environment that values your input, your skills, and your contributions.

You’ll find an organization that respects you as an individual and as a team member.  We are a company that encourages your professional and personal growth; and is dedicated to empowering you with responsibilities and advancement in all you do.

Solar employees benefit from:

  • Internal growth opportunities
  • Exciting work
  • A multitude of challenges
  • Diverse clientele,resulting in diverse work opportunities

Explore Careers and descriptions of the various areas of career opportunities within Solar.

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Your Future: Learning and Career Development
At Solar, there are many exciting opportunities for employees to develop and grow.  We believe in providing employees with tools that allow them to grow personally and professionally with management support. Our Learning and Development Department has established an extensive program to assist employees with their career development and learning objectives.

Employees can work with their manager to identify project assignments in which they can participate that will broaden their skills, or identify next job moves that will broaden their knowledge of Solar’s business or further develop their technical expertise in their functional areas. Additionally, employees can document a professional development learning plan based on their own needs and/or career plans by creating an Individual Development plan with their manager.

Ongoing Learning is a part of the culture at Solar. To assist employees in their professional development and in creating their own individual development plans, Solar offers both instructor-led and e-learning courses in over 60 topics, which range from communications to technical skills.  Additionally, the Learning and Development department houses a Resource Library of books, videos and CD’s on a range of subjects that support career and personal development.

Solar’s tuition reimbursement program supports employees in acquiring advanced degrees and professional certifications. In addition, we encourage employee participation in professional association conferences, external seminars, and other development activities, such as participation in Toastmasters or professional association boards and committees.

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