I'm trying to design a simple switch for a electric valve. I'm using a 2N4033, and I'm providing 12.3V between the emitter and the collector. For the base, I have a voltage divider of a 100k and a 1k, which provides the base with about 12V. This should cause Vce to be 0, as the voltage difference between Vce and Vbe is under 0.7V. However, when everything is powered on, the Vce is 12V, when it should be zero. Can anyone help with what I'm doing wrong?
Edit: Added circuit diagram. The SPST is the control mechanism for turning the circuit on and off. The valve is represented by the inductor. The current draw from the valve is 540 mA at 12V. My power supply can supply 2A at 12V.