Overview

Job Brief
Sunflower Substation Technicians are an integral part of keeping the lights on for Kansans! Join our substation department where you will use your craftsmanship for maintenance and installations on high voltage electrical substations.
Do you like to take things apart and put them back together? Do you like puzzles? Are you intrigued by electricity? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this job might be for you! As a Substation Technician Apprentice for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation in Dodge City, KS, you will get the opportunity to work on transformers and other mechanical and electrical components of transmission substations. Enjoy traveling our service territory as you assist with the inspection, installation, testing, maintenance and repair of electric transmission and distribution substation equipment including power transformers, circuit breakers, switchgear, and various electrical and electronic systems with most duties involving working with circuits between 48 and 600 volts.

Opportunities:

Gain knowledge and hands-on experience by joining a utility apprenticeship program to further your career.
Work with an experienced, talented group of safety-conscious individuals who are dedicated to helping you grow.
Enjoy daily variety by traveling Sunflower’s service territory and working with contractors and various Sunflower departments.
Gain experience in reading and understanding construction and manufacturers’ drawings and specifications and schematic diagrams and substation drawings.
Enjoy our robust benefits package, including low health insurance premiums and a company-funded pension.
Provide support to achieve the lowest cost, most reliable, and environmentally sound transmission and substation infrastructure.
Qualifications:

Apprentice Level:  Two year post high school technical certification in industrial electrical, instrument and control, or electronics; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One year control circuit wiring and installation experience preferred.
Journey Level:  An additional four years of electric utility substation experience with increasingly responsible duties related to installation/maintenance of substation equipment is required. Completion of a recognized substation apprenticeship program is preferred.
Placement in the position will be based upon the level of competencies possessed.
For a complete list of qualifications, refer to the Apprentice Responsibility Outline or the Journey Responsibility Outline.

EEI Testing:
We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. We strongly encourage candidates to review all the information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests, available here:

https://secure.eei.org/eeitests/onlineproducts/Login.aspx.

The username and password are both sunflower. Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It’s important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

Note: EEI does not allow access to the actual tests. Testing sessions are held at various locations.

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.

About Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

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