Telecom Technician

Telephone Installation

Telephone Maintenance

Minimum Diploma/VOC in telecommunication

Preferably prior work experience/training in telephone installation and repair required

The tasks a Contract Officer, Telephone is expected to perform include:

Scrutinising requests for telephones, executing contracts, preparing estimates and arranging stores, etc.

Installing new telephone connections and supervising installation, removing and servicing of subscribers' apparatus

Scrutinising requests from intending subscribers for installing new telephone connections, extensions and other telecommunication facilities

Preparing estimates of material required for installation, removal and servicing of telephone apparatus

Organising required personnel and supervising installation

Conducting operating tests on circuits and relays to ensure proper functioning

In-depth knowledge of setting up phone connections and apparatus

Knowledge of conducting tests on circuits and relays

Working knowledge on installation and maintenance of telephones and related equipment

Knowledge of multiple phone systems

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Planning and organizing skills

Customer orientated

Analytical skills

Attention to detail

Time management skills

Observation skills


It is not a desk job and requires moving from one place to another

The role does not involve team handling

Local traveling is required on the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Work is usually for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours every day

Some companies have shift work

The role may include working on weekends and holidays

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and One Arm (OA)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For candidates with 1 to 5 yearsexperience ?INR7,000 toINR20,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsexperience ?INR20,000 and above per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


Increase in Human Resource requirement in Telecommunications

The sector currently employs over 2.08 million employees and is slated to employ more than 4.16 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~2.1 million jobs in the nine-year period. The period 2013?17 will see a marginally higher growth in employment vis-a-vis 2017?22 due to expected changes in infrastructure integration and shared services along with increasing share of organised retail leading to higher productivity levels of workforce.

Indian Telecom Industry Trend

Indian Telecom has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories becoming the2ndlargest and fastest growing market, registering a consistent overall growth rate of more than 35% over the past decade (subscribers).

Further, the annual mobile handset sales are expected to cross 200 million units mark this year and India is fast becoming a manufacturing hub for Telecom infrastructure equipment.

With m-governance, m-commerce, m-education, m-health, online shopping, m-gaming, m2m communications & many such new innovations, Telecom is set to increasingly permeate the lives of common Indians in coming years. This dynamic sector, employs close to 2.8 million people directly and almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country. Given these factors, it will increase job opportunities for Contract Officer, Telecom.


Telecom companies

Private contract employers

Private and government telephone companies

Large organizations that have in-house telephone technical teams for offices/plants/factories

Across India

Will be updated

L N Welingkar institute of Management Development & Research

IMTS Institute Management and Technical Studies

Engineering and polytechnic colleges across India