Our Lab Department is expanding. We’ve added an additional position – if you love to learn, enjoy variety, and want to be challenged, this might be what you are looking for!
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is a generation and transmission utility serving central and western Kansas. Join our team as a Laboratory Technician Trainee at Holcomb Station, our 349-megawatt coal-fired power plant just south of Holcomb, Kansas. The successful applicant will receive extensive, on-the-job training to support the laboratory functions including performing various chemical and physical lab processes and procedures. Lab Technician Trainees also operate and maintain plant equipment safely and efficiently under the supervision of qualified personnel. You will learn something new every day, get to adapt to changes, and constantly gain more knowledge. You’ll begin in a Trainee position with a day shift schedule, then progress to higher level positions and eventually a rotating shift schedule.


Gain experience at an electric utility to further your career and future growth opportunities.
Progress through top-notch, structured, on-the-job training while learning from talented laboratory and operations personnel.
Work at our technically advanced, amazingly clean, and environmentally safe coal-fired power plant located near Holcomb, Kansas.
Receive outstanding benefits including a company-funded pension, low health insurance premiums, and tuition assistance.
Help provide residents of central and western Kansas reliable and affordable energy.

Many Sunflower positions are part of a training program, which requires employees to promote through the department upon completion of on the job and computer-based training and testing. This position ranges from a Laboratory Technician Trainee ($35.55) through a Senior Laboratory Technician ($47.53). Employees in the training program must progress through each level in a specified time period.



One year of post high school education in a science field and two years practical water treatment equipment and analytical testing methods experience in an industrial environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of laboratory testing and analytical processes and procedures.
Successful completion of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Plant Operator Selection System (POSS) Test.
Refer to the Responsibility Outline and Physical and Mental Requirements for a full list of qualifications: Laboratory Technician Trainee 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.