Intern – Data Scientist-Solar Turbines

Website Solar Turbines


Job Description

Solar’s Condition Based Engineering (CBE) department is looking for Data Scientist to help develop digital twins to support equipment health management and asset optimization. Digital twins combine reduced order physics models and machine data to predict the remaining useful life (RUL) of critical gas turbine components subjected to real world operation. This allows Solar Digital (supported by CBE), to support customers directly through aftermarket services, equipment life extension and risk management. CBE is looking for a dynamic individual to help define and grow this exciting new “Industrial Internet of things”, (IIoT) discipline. Experience of creating and validating predictive models would be highly beneficial. Experience of data analytics, statistics, and simulation would be ideal.


Support the development of predictive & statistical models which can be imbedded into digital twins to help manage uncertainty and develop machine intelligence for digital twins. Work with a global cross functional team of Engineers, Mathematicians & life prediction specialists.

Minimum Qualifications

  • GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Currently in the process of obtaining a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Material Science, Mathematics, or related field.
  • Currently a sophomore or junior, or a senior planning to attend grad school, or grad student in the process of attaining an advanced degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to process abstract concepts
  • Data analytics
  • Coding: C#, Python etc.
  • Statistics & probabilistic theory
  • Pragmatic
  • Creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Self-motivated
  • Team working
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal

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Solar Turbines Incorporated
Job Category
Internship – Engineering
Minimum Education Level
High School Diploma

Minimum Years Experience

Less than 1
Position Category External
New Grad/Intern
1st Shift

Travel Requirements

None to minimal
Visa Eligibility
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.
Relocation Eligibility
This position does not qualify for relocation.

Benefits Eligibility

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.

Company Info

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 15,000 units and over 2 billion operating hours in over 100 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 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.

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.

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Solar Turbines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Solar Turbines conducts Drug Screens and Background Checks.

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