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Cogeneration Plant Operator

at Solar Turbines, inc.

Posted: 10/18/2019
Job Reference #: 427372
Keywords: customer

Job Description

Posting Title
Cogeneration Plant Operator

Job Description

Position includes administration, technical, operations, maintenance, and repairs associated with Solar Turbines turbo-machinery and industrial equipment applications. Technical scope includes varying project industrial equipment and custom configurations including power generation and distribution, thermal applications and distribution, and mechanical applications. Safely performing routine operational testing and adjustments on all facility equipment. Conducting chemical analysis of boiler-water/feed-water systems: manage the customer influent and effluent plant. Work rotating shifts, weekends and overtime as required. 

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United States

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

Solar Turbines Incorporated


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.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must be able to obtain an approval letter from the State of Connecticut to test for the OE-2 Licence by qualifying with one of the below. For more info visit the Department of Consumer Protection website.

  • 60 months of documented experience as an active Operating Stationary engineer, that may include:?

    • 1 year of credit for 6 credit hours of classes or continuing education units in boiler safety or operations; and 

    • 1 year of credit for holding a unlimited plumbing license or;

    • 3 year of credit for holding a limited heating or cooling license.

  • The completion of an operating stationary engineer training program of not less than three years as approved by the Department and 12 months of documented experience as an Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing;

  • A 4-year degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited university or college and 12 months of documented experience as a Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing.; OR Licensure as a professional engineer and 12 months of documented experience as a Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing., or 

  • A valid marine engineer’s certificate or Chief Petty Officer’s certificate in a discipline approved by the Department from the United States Navy and 12 months of documented experience as a Operating Stationary engineer trainee performing work in or related to physical power plants associated with buildings or manufacturing.

Additional Qualifications Include:

  • Minimum of a High School Graduate or Equivalent

  • Approval letter from the State of Connecticut to sit for the OE-2 Licence. For more info visit:Department of Consumer Protection

  • Possess a valid agency issued drivers license with acceptable driving record

  • Strong computer skills and the ability to read electrical and mechanical P&ID’s are required

  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds from floor to waist and 20 pounds in awkward positions

  • Must be able to work from ladders and elevated walkways and possible confined spaces

  • Ability to manage time effectively and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner

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. 

Job Category
Field Services

Minimum Years Experience
5 to 8

Relocation Eligibility
Relocation assistance may be provided.


New Milford

Travel Requirements
None to minimal

Visa Eligibility
Applicants must be currently eligible to work in the country in which this position is located. For information on employment eligibility in the United States, please visit the U.S. Immigration Services website.

Minimum Education Level
High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications
  • Connecticut OE-2 or S2 license or equivalent experience

  • Industrial or military training, or technical schools

  • Related experience of at least 5 years operating and/or maintaining industrial facilities is desired