System Operator Trainees at Sunflower like to work hard to help keep the lights on in Kansas. If you love challenges, variety, and a little bit of excitement, our System Operations Department might be for you!
Sunflower, a generation and transmission cooperative, is seeking individuals for our System Operations Department in Garden City, KS. The System Operator Trainee opening is an opportunity to expand your knowledge about transmission infrastructure and systems. Our System Operations Department think of each other as family; working together to achieve safe, reliable, and effecient operations. This is your chance to join that team! You’ll be encouraged to learn, take initiative, and work with experienced operators, trainers, and talented field personnel.


Learn to monitor, operate, and control Sunflower’s transmission system.
Work with an experienced team who is willing to share their knowledge with you.
Enjoy the friendly, hometown atmosphere Garden City offers.
Receive outstanding benefits including a company funded pension and low health insurance premiums.
Provide support to achieve the lowest cost, most reliable, and environmentally sound transmission and substation infrastructure.

Associate degree in applied science with an emphasis in electronics, electrical or related technology and three years utility experience, or equivalent combination or education and experience.
Able to think quickly, logically, and accurately in identifying and responding properly to normal, abnormal, and emergency situations, often under stressful conditions.
Working knowledge of algebra, geometry, basic principles of physics, and alternating current (ac) and direct current (dc) power concepts.
Refer to the Responsibility Outline for a complete list of qualifications.

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.