The tasks a Light Keeper, Lighthouse is expected to perform include:

Operating light house signalling equipment to guide incoming or passing ships, keeping a watch during night and maintaining equipment in working order.

Lighting gas lamp (lighting equipment), cleaning nozzle hole of the burner, maintaining a supply of oil to burner at prescribed pressure

Ensuring that the mantles of gas lamp burns brightly without any flame

Operating winding machines and pulleys to rotate lens around light or lamp to throw out light rays at set speed

Recording meteorological data, direction of wind, temperature (both inside and outside) of lamp-room, condition of seas (whether calm, moderate or rough) etc. at prescribed intervals

Putting out light at sunrise by cutting off oil supply to gas lamp

Cleaning and polishing lenses, lamp and glass panes daily using special cloth and solution

Oiling bearing wheels, clock work, weight shaft mechanism and other equipment during the day

Ensuring that oil drum is full and is maintained at prescribed pressure

Submitting periodical reports regarding condition of light-house, meteorological data etc.; to superiors

Submitting periodical reports regarding condition of light-house, meteorological data etc.; to supervisors

Attending to minor breakdowns and replacing parts such as burners, mantles, etc.

Reporting to supervisors cases of major breakdowns for rectifications

Maintaining general cleanliness and ensuring that ladder platform, galleries, dome, etc. are in perfect service condition

Knowledge of operating light house signalling equipment, lighting gas lamp (lighting equipment), Knowledge of winding machines and pulleys, direction of wind, temperature of lamp-room, condition of seas, etc. Basic knowledge of cleaning and polishing lenses, lamp and glass, oiling bearing wheels, clock work, weight shaft mechanism and other equipment

Understanding the reasons of minor and major breakdowns and replacing parts such as burners, mantles, etc.


Good communication skills

Planning and organising skills

Time management

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

The role does not involve team handling

Travelling is not required on the job unless there are multiple lighthouses

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Work is for 5/6 days a week

Main part of the working hours are from dusk to dawn

The role involves working in shifts

The role includes 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 considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87) as it involves working with flames, fire, oil and electrical equipment

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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 is 2nd largest 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.

Port authorities and shipping companies,

Job opportunities are mainly located along India?s costal region and major port cities

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Engineering, Science and Polytechnic colleges across the country

IIT, ITI across the country