Jr. BAS Technician

Building Automation / Automatisation du b√Ętiment Sudbury, ON Sault Ste. Marie, ON North Bay, ON


Position at Ainsworth

If you thrive in a team-oriented workplace that challenges your skills, to drive your career development, embraces diversity and rewards innovation, with competitive pay and great employee programs, join the Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, team today!

Position Summary:

Jr BAS Technician is the starting point for anyone interested in getting into the field of automation and control. At Ainsworth we work on all makes and models of controls infrastructure, allowing you exposure to the wide variety of manufacturers and methodologies of building control in the commercial market. In this role you will work along side of industry experts to help troubleshoot, diagnose and maintain active systems. Building the framework for your career that will lead into programming, graphics, and project commissioning.


  • Demonstrates good Health & Safety practices, attends and participates in safety talks
  • Regular supervision provided by BAS Service Manager
  • Coordinate with field technicians to ensure work quality and maintenance fulfillment
  • Build out inspection reports which will be presented to the end user
  • Support the Remote Building Automation Systems team (RBAS) through remote diagnostics
  • Work with all Third-party hardware and software in a service setting
  • Provide engineering and design support for new construction and retrofits
  • Provide onsite services through Preventative Maintenance and corrective work orders
  • Follows Ainsworth standard practices in the delivery of BAS projects
  • Develop teamwork approach yet work autonomously in a productive and efficient manner
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, or coordinates In-depth repairs of building-automation-system using software and advanced diagnostic tools
  • Develop advanced knowledge of Schneider Electric engineering and programing tools
  • Competency in Networking TCP/IP, MSTP protocols, within, LON, and BACnet applications. Extensive knowledge of integration of Lon / BACNet Network Controllers with Schneider software (WPT, WPP, Workbench…) and able to integrate with other vendors
  • Accepts responsibility for assigned tasks and completing them on time
  • Has an expanded customer facing role, always representing the company in a dignified manner, and with the customer’s needs in mind
  • Has a functional understanding of the project scope, progress and, reports any project deficiencies, issues to the Regional BAS Coordinator or to the PM
  • Shows willingness and ability to take on lead tech role for smaller sized projects
  • Able to coordinate work with internal/external electrical and pneumatic reps and / or Mechanical/Electrical trades.
  • Assists with sales estimations and project extra costing exercises
  • Assists in customer training
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by and in accordance with all applicable Health, Safety and Environmental company policies and government legislation/regulations
  • Adhere to the Company’s Quality System operating procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management


  • Graduate of a college program in Instrumentation, Mechanical or Computer/Electrical Engineering.
  • 1-2 years of related experience in commercial service of building automation, security and or fire.
  • Education, Professional Designation, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics (enthusiastic – optimistic – high energy etc.)
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to be insure by Ainsworth Inc.
  • Pass Security screening as required by government agencies and clients.
  • Physical fit and able to access and work in construction site environment.

Why work at Ainsworth?

Ainsworth is growing at an unprecedented rate and to help attract and retain top talent, we provide benefits on your first day with us. We offer a wide variety of benefits including the following:

Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental and medical benefits, including wellness supports, RRSP matching and generous vacation

Growth: In-house training and development, access to LinkedIn Learning and other professional development opportunities, Employee performance-based bonus program, where applicable

Rewards: Service milestones and peer recognition plus Employee Discounts and Incentives

Flexibility: Hybrid working models, where applicable

Diversity: An inclusive organization that embraces diversity and belonging; work in a great team atmosphere with future potential for promotion within the company 

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.

Ainsworth, a subsidiary of GDI, is an integrated multi-trade company, offering end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.