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Baker Group Automation Engineer in Ankeny, Iowa

Baker Group, the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems, is expanding the team. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa with over 900 employees, Baker Group is the recognized leader in Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, Sheet Metal, Electrical, Automation, Access Control, Security Cameras, Parking Revenue Control and Fire Alarm design and construction of highly technical, special-use buildings such as; hospitals, educational facilities, corporate office buildings, data centers, industrial facilities, and research laboratories. Please visit our website at to learn more about our company and other open positions we may have available.


Provide technical start-up and programming for Building or Process Automation and Control Systems. Maintain and grow the “Customer for Life” concept for existing and new customers.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be constructed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Minimal light installation of Microprocessor based control components including DDC controllers, sensors, actuators, transducers, and associated components

  • Point-to-point checkout of wiring and components for proper grounding, polarity, communication and power

  • Calibration of input and output devices

  • Uploading, downloading, and modification of control software

  • Modification and creation of software sequences as necessary to make systems operational as per levels listed below

  • Full control system checkout throughout using advanced electronic and mechanical systems knowledge as per levels listed below

  • Ability to add new control sequences as per levels listed below

  • Ability to set up full graphical interface networks and provide a turnkey project with minimal office support as per levels listed below

  • Accurate daily time and equipment reporting and adherence to safety policies

    Qualifications :

  • 4-10 years of experience

  • Good communication skills to other trades and customers

  • Minimum Associates Degree in Electronics Technology or Robotics/PLC is preferred

  • Must have good driving record

  • OSHA 30 hour certificate

    Mental and Physical Competencies required to perform essential functions:

  • Advanced knowledge of commercial mechanical system components

  • Ability to set up/use full system-wide applications in these operating environments

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to perform all necessary duties unsupervised

    Baker Group offers a competitive compensation, excellent benefits, including ESOP, and a positive work environment. Wage is dependent on experience.


    Baker Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

    All positions are contingent upon successfully completing a drug test.

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