Job Brief
Sunflower is seeking a System Operator Trainee to join the team in Garden City, KS. If you are passionate about providing safe and reliable operation of transmission systems, this may be the job for you!
The System Operator Trainee is a challenging position involving complex tasks and systems. You’ll be encouraged to learn, take initiative, and will get to work with many departments at Sunflower. This is a great opportunity at a professional and friendly company that cares about you, your family, and your professional growth.


Enjoy the friendly, hometown atmosphere Garden City offers.
Work with an experienced team who is willing to share their knowledge to help you to grow.
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.

This a training position where you will work with increasingly complex systems while developing the skills and knowledge needed to achieve operational responsibilities. The successful candidate will be under the direction and supervision of the system operations trainer, while also being provided guidance by system operations staff.

Top Qualifications:

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.
Successful completion of the EEI (Edison Electric Institute) System Operator/Power Dispatching II (SO/PD II) Selection System test.
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.

About Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

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