There is a way to recall a zoom value upon initial boot up.
If you save a Preset 0, the camera will power on, go through the boot up sequence and then recall that Preset 0.
So if you save Preset 0 at the Zoom value needed, the camera will move to that position every time after powering on.
I thought that might be the case, but without the camera here I couldn't run a quick test. Thank you for the response, I really appreciate it!