Position Description

Heavy Equipment Operator Trainee/Heavy Equipment Operator
Number of Openings 1
City Great Bend
State/Territory Kansas
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This job allows you to operate commercial and heavy equipment while working with an experienced line crew. The position also allows you to provide basic repair and maintenance of commercial and heavy equipment. In addition, this position will enable you to put your organizations skills to work as you ensure compliance with DOT regulations and other rules of the road that pertain to commercial and heavy equipment. 


  • Operate commercial and heavy equipment and earn the certifications as you enhance your skills.
  • Use your mechanical skills.
  • Enjoy the outdoors while working.
  • Enjoy the friendly, hometown atmosphere
  • Receive outstanding benefits including a company funded pension, low health insurance premiums, and 100% tuition reimbursement.
  • Gain experience in an electric utility to further your career.


Operate Sunflower heavy equipment and assist crews in working with the transmission line system.

Top Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and one year of experience operating commercial equipment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Class A commercial driver's license (CDL) within six months of date of hire.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Brake Inspector Certificate within one year of date of hire.
  • Must obtain and maintain Mobile Crane Operations and Crane Riggers Certificates within two years of date of hire.

Experience requirements vary with the level of the position (HEO or HEO Trainee).

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


Heavy Equipment Operator Trainee

Heavy Equipment Operator

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:   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.


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