Minimum B. Tech/B.E. in Mechanical

Not required

The tasks a Metrologist is expected to perform include:

Developing and evaluating different calibration systems

Measuring characteristics of objects, substances or phenomena such as length, mass, time, temperature, electric current, luminous intensity and derived units of physical or chemical measure

Identifying magnitude of error sources contributing to uncertainty of results, to determine reliability of measurement process in quantitative terms

Redesigning or adjusting measurement capability to minimize errors

Developing calibration methods and techniques based on principles of measurement science

Understanding the technical analysis of measurement problems, and accuracy and precision requirements

Directing engineering, quality and laboratory personnel in design

Taking care of the manufacture, evaluation and calibration of both measurement standards and instruments

Testing systems to ensure selection of approved instrumentation

Advising others on methods of resolving measurement problems

Exchanging information with other metrology personnel through participation in government and industrial standardization committees and professional societies

In-depth knowledge of calibration systems

Skilled in measuring characteristics of objects

In-depth knowledge of length, mass, time, temperature, electric current, luminous intensity, etc.

Knowledge of derived units of physical or chemical measure

Ability to minimize errors

Skilled in developing calibration methods and techniques

Skilled in testing systems to ensure selection of approved instrumentation

Proficient in advising on methods of resolving measurement problems

Not applicable

Analytical mind

Good interpersonal skills

Attention to detail







It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of laboratory personnel

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 9,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India. According to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the total amount of foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 1,071.5 million from April 2000 to January 2015.

The Government of India is a big employer for qualified physicists and other scientific researchers. ISRO conducts various tests for the post graduates for different vacancies occurring in different projects there. The candidates interested in pursuing a job in various governmental organizations should update themselves with various exam notifications conducted by UPSC, SSC, etc. which provides the pathway to various governmental firms.

Considering all these aspects, it is safe to say that there is a consistent demand for a Metrologist in the present and it will also be there in the future.


Government and private research units

Cities and towns across India