Mechanical BIM/VCD Detailer

Ankeny, IA posted on October 25

Baker Group, the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems, is expanding the team. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa with over 650 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.  



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


What we are proud to offer you:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation Time
  • Personal Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401K Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Advisor
  • Paid Training

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
• A thorough understating of Pluming, Piping and HVAC systems.
• Problem solve with peers and teammates to ensure constructability.
• Effectively communicate with project managers, project engineers and other team members during the construction process.


  • Minimum 5 years in the plumbing and steam fitting apprenticeship
  • Many years (5+ years) of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified

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
  • Must be proficient in Revit
  • Must be proficient in 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:

The majority of the time you will work in a typical office environment. At times, you will be required to visit construction job sites. When on construction job sites, you will encounter typical construction conditions including extreme temperatures, noise, dust, mud debris, welding, leading edge, trenching and shoring, sometimes in a confined space. While on the job site, you will be required to wear the appropriate personal protection equipment such as hard hats and safety glasses. Each job site may require additional personal protection equipment.


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.