Thank you for your interest in Prairie State!

Communication is an essential element to any well-run organization, and that starts with our hiring process, where we look to add the best professionals in the industry to our team.

Here’s what you can expect when applying to join our team:


Interested candidates may apply online for individual positions through our Careers page.


Completed applications will be reviewed by a member of our Human Resources (HR) team to determine if the necessary qualifications are met.


Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the hiring manager for scheduling of an interview. Interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or as a video call. Teamwork is important to us, so interviews will not only include an HR representative, but also the hiring manager and additional department members.


We strive to maintain transparent communications with candidates throughout the application and hiring process. All applicants will receive an email to let them know whether or not they meet the qualifications of the position, and all interviewees will receive communication from an HR representative if they are not selected to advance beyond the first interview.


After all interviews are conducted, a conditional offer will be made to the selected candidate. After accepting the offer, said candidate will need to complete a physical, a background check, and a drug/alcohol test.

Certain Power Plant positions also require a pre-employement test. See below for more details.


After passing those requirements, a candidate can discuss when to begin orientation. Again, communication is important to us throughout the hiring process. Therefore, all applicants will be notified of their results by email, whether or not they were selected for the position.

Power Plant Pre-Employment Tests

Pre-employment testing for power plant candidates isn’t just a hoop to jump through—it shows us that you’ve got what it takes to work at the Prairie State Energy Campus. As a power generation facility that utilizes state-of-the-art technology in our daily operations, we need employees who can work smart, think creatively, and respond quickly to the unexpected.

We also want to help you succeed. If you have any questions, please contact our HR department. Click on the link below to find resources, learn more about our pre-employment testing methods, and take a practice test.

Power Plant Testing

Equal Opportunity Employer

As part of its commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, the Company prohibits acts of harassment and/or discrimination by and of any employee, visitor, vendor, customer or third party contractor on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, ancestry, citizenship status, arrest and/or conviction records, unfavorable military discharge, sexual or domestic violence victim status, retaliation (for opposing unlawful discrimination or engaging in protected activity) or any other basis protected by federal law, local law or the laws of the State of Illinois.