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Baker Group Mechanical BIM/VDC Detailer in Ankeny, Iowa

Baker Group, the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems, is expanding its team of more than 700 dedicated professionals. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, Baker Group is the recognized leader in developing and deploying a variety of systems for commercial and industrial clients. With special expertise in Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, Electrical, Sheet Metal, Automation, Access Control, Security Cameras, Parking Revenue Control, Fire Alarm design and 24/7/365 Service, our team includes the breadth of skills required in the construction of highly technical, special-use buildings like hospitals, educational facilities, corporate office buildings, data centers, industrial facilities and research laboratories. To learn more about our company and our career opportunities, please visit

Do you care about people and possess a passion for service? Do you love what you do and leap at the opportunity to solve complex challenges with equal parts creativity and teamwork? Are you mentally tough and excited by the prospect of exceeding expectations? Do you proudly take ownership in your work in a way that pushes you to partner with leadership to accomplish long-term goals and move your organization forward? If your answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” we want to visit with you about a career at the Baker Group.


Create and develop relationships supportive of the Baker Group mission statement with employees, internal and external customers. A significant responsibility of this position is 3D Modeling. The BIM/VDC Detailer will partner with the construction team to coordinate and clash model content. Using the coordinated model, the BIM/VDC Detailer will produce spool, installation and identification drawings. The BIM/VDC Detailer also reviews completed work, which involves checking for errors and checking against contract documents.

In this role, the BIM/VDC Detailer also can be expected to spend a minimal amount of time in meetings, providing status updates to Project Managers, detailing team lead, and other team members. The BIM/VDC Detailer may be required to attend training classes, review new software, and share Learnings with peers to ensure that all stay current with new products, production tools, industry trends and practices. Maintain and grow the “Customer for Life” concept for existing and new customers. Performs related work as required.

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.

• Provide 3D BIM drawing models for Plumbing and Mechanical piping systems• Produce spool sheets and shop drawings for fabrication and field installation• Coordinate piping and plumbing systems with other trades• Effectively communicate with project managers, project engineers and other team members during the construction process.

Qualifications :

  • Minimum 5 years in the plumbing and steam fitting apprenticeship

  • 2 years of plumbing, piping and HVAC detailing experience

  • More than 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified

  • Thorough understanding of plumbing, piping and HVAC systems

  • Union Membership

  • State of Iowa Plumbing and Hydronic Licenses

    Mental and Physical Competencies Required to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Organization and communication skills

  • Knowledge of plumbing and HVAC piping systems

  • Computer skills

  • Problem solving and leadership skills

  • Able to multi-task

  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD MEP, Revit, Navisworks

  • Ability to read construction documents, product literature, specifications and cut sheets.

  • Mechanical aptitude and good math skills

  • Work well with design teams and field personnel

  • Ability to work on multiple projects

  • Have an understanding of plumbing design

    Environmental Adaptability:

    Typical office environment. At any given time, may be exposed to:

  • Exposure to weather, heat, cold

  • Wet &/or humid

  • Vibration

  • Heights, confined space, trenches

  • Exposure to dust/fumes

  • Noise intensity – Loud

  • Proximity to moving mechanical parts

  • Exposure to electrical shock

  • Exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals

  • Work in areas with heavy equipment present

  • Work with heavy materials overhead

    Baker Group offers a competitive compensation, excellent benefits, 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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