Sunflower Substation Technicians are an important part of keeping lights on in KS! 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 Garden 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.
Gain knowledge and hands-on experience by joining an apprenticeship program to further your career.
Work with an experienced and 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.
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.
Placement in the position will be based upon the level of competencies possessed.
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.