Rare Opening: Engine Operator Technician I or II at Sunflower’s Rubart Station near Satanta, KS.
At Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, we are proud to say we focus on our Member-Owners, who deliver electricity every day to thousands of Kansans throughout the central and western regions of the state. As an Engine Operator Technician I or II at Sunflower’s Rubart Station, you will get the opportunity to operate and help maintain 120-megawatt reciprocating combustion engines, ultimately helping us achieve our mission to provide adequate, reliable, and affordable power. If you have a versatile background in mechanical, electrical, or instrument and controls and enjoy working independently, this may be the perfect opening for you.


Enhance your career by expanding your mechanical, electrical, and instrument and controls knowledge.
Enjoy the scenic, peaceful landscape of rural central Kansas.
Exercise independence in an autonomous work environment while having the support of co-workers and peers when needed.
Enjoy our robust benefits package including low health insurance premiums and a company-funded pension.
Make a difference by helping to provide reliable, affordable energy to residents of central and western Kansas.

This position is open for an Engine Operator Technician I ($44.06) or Engine Operator Technician II ($46.66). Placement at a level II will be considered if the applicant has prior power generation experience.

Two year post high school education in industrial mechanical, electric, or instrument and controls, and two years progressively responsible industrial mechanical, electric, or instrument and controls experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Placement at level II will be considered if the applicant has prior power generation experience.
Mechanical and electronic aptitude, troubleshooting, and repair skills.
To see a full listing of qualifications and responsibilities, review the Engine Operator Technician I-II 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:


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.