Business Automation Programmer

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New Castle, DE, United States

Phone: 302.325.6800
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Business Automation Programmer


New Castle, DE 

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Job Description:

ModernControls is a leading provider of HVAC and building automation services for commercial facilities across Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. With over 100 employees, and a fleet of 70 service vehicles, our team of experts install, maintain, and design Building Automation and HVAC systems designed to help facility managers control building environments and operating costs.

About the Building Automation Programmer position:

We are looking for a Building Automation Programmer to join our growing company. In this role you will be a key member of our business automation team and work directly with the facility team, architects, and engineers to design, review, and implement building automation projects for our commercial customers. We are looking for career-minded professional who wants to make an impact and grow in the role. The typical career path for new BAS Programmers at ModernControls is to partner with Senior BAS Programmers and evolve into a Senior BAS Programmer/Senior Field Technician.

Day-to-day activities:


  • Develop BAS and network architectures per client’s RFQ’s, project drawings and documentation
  • Design and propose controls hardware appropriate for a project based upon the above
  • Research and select a specific control system beneficial for the type of project
  • Provide technical support for BAS Support Technicians
  • Inspect completed control enclosures
  • Lead multiple project implementations with several different customers
  • Coordinate and manage BAS Support Technicians regarding work associated with assigned projects
  • Serve as a primary technical contact to management regarding projects


  • Participate in project design review meetings
  • Create systems using project hardware and computers
  • Configure user interface and MMI screens
  • Configure BAS control algorithms
  • Provide custom BAS control algorithms as required
  • Execute internal functional and quality control testing
  • Provide BAS as-built documentation to BAS Support Technician
  • Perform customer demonstrations and acceptance testing
  • Develop and implement project graphics and interfaces


  • Work in a supervisor role or with a team at a customer site
  • Work effectively and efficiently with subcontractors
  • Install project software and configuration onto site systems
  • Provide modifications/additions to site graphics as required
  • Perform integration functions as required
  • Perform point mapping
  • Perform system commissioning via point-to-point loop checks
  • Perform instrumentation and software calibration and tuning
  • Participate in functional tests of all systems
  • Troubleshoot installation discrepancies of new systems
  • Program field modifications as required
  • Perform troubleshooting/service for existing systems
  • Assist with developing commissioning test plans and documentation updates
  • Assist with developing training documentation/presentation on operations and maintenance of system requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • 3+ years of Building Automation (BAS) programming experience
  • Strong understanding of HVAC controls/equipment
  • Ability to read construction blueprints/documents
  • Microsoft Platform; including Adobe Acrobat and Visio
  • Must have valid driver’s license

Preferred Knowledge/Skills and Education

  • Bachelor/Associates degree in electronics or mechanical field or HVAC technology

What's In It for You

  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • Medical dental and vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 401K with company matching
  • Opportunities for career growth, training, and development
  • A family culture built on recognition
  • Lots of company fun, community events and more

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We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.