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Sunflower Electric Power Corp. Substation Technician Apprentice I-IV in Great Bend, Kansas

Substation Technician Apprentice I-IV

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Great Bend



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Job Brief

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 is for you.

Join Sunflower Electric, a generation and transmission utility. This job provides the opportunity to work on transformers and other mechanical equipment in our Great Bend, Kansas Service Center! You will get to 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 the majority of the duties involving working with circuits between 48 and 600 volts.


  • Gain knowledge in reading and understanding construction and manufacturers' drawings and specifications and schematic diagrams and substation drawings.

  • Gain hands on experience in an electric utility to further your career.

  • Provide support to achieve the lowest cost, most reliable, and environmentally sound transmission and substation infrastructure.

  • Enjoy the friendly, hometown atmosphere Great Bend has to offer.


  • 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.

Refer to the Responsibility Outline for a complete list of qualifications.

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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