Associate Overhaul Technician

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Join a dynamic aftermarket team with growth opportunities.  The gas compressor overhaul and restage group in Mabank assists in overhauling and restaging Solar’s centrifugal gas compressors.  With a total population of more than 4,500 gas compressors installed worldwide and a wealth of experience gained while restaging 2,700+ compressors, Solar is uniquely positioned to offer these services.

Solar Turbines Incorporated, headquartered in San Diego, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. Solar manufactures the world’s most widely used family of mid-sized industrial gas turbines, ranging from 1 to 23 megawatts. More than 16,000 Solar units are operating in more than 100 countries with more than 3 billion operating hours. Solar is a leading provider of energy solutions, featuring an extensive line of gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical drive packages, and generator sets. 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 8,000 employees with decades of experience working as a global team.

Job Description:

Complete mid to high-level assignments related to routine refurbishment, modification, and rework of Solar centrifugal gas compressors.

Nature and Scope

  • Responsible for all activities involved in the compressor assembly/disassembly process including test support to a predetermined schedule.
  • Must have a positive attitude and ability to work closely and effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Must be dependable with the willingness to work overtime and weekends.
  • Specific assignments will require incumbent to work in a team environment and provide back-up support to team members and other teams.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Perform compressor preparation work
  • Perform compressor prep and build
  • Installation of all devices and components per engineering drawings
  • Responsible for following Solar Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) Engineering Specifications (ES) and compressor planning during assembly process.
  • Identify root cause of issues during production and document issues
  • Installation of test equipment and support during testing of compressor
  • Support of compressor shipment and rigging
  • Follow all safety and environment practices and report any unsafe conditions, broken and/or malfunctioning equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • 2-5+ years of experience working in a production or manufacturing environment.
  • 1-3+ years of experience using precision measuring equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Vocational or trade school certification/degree in an aeronautical, mechanical, machine work or electrical discipline.
  • Solar Turbines gas compressor experience.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as, H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S which can be found through our employment website at

Posting Dates:

February 6, 2024 - February 20, 2024

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen.   

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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