FA Engineer, Field Engineer, FLM Engineer, Field Maintenance Engineer, Field Service Engineer

Minimum - Preferably ITI/Diploma Graduate

Technical trainings on Active and Passive infrastructure equipment (including transmission equipment) deployed at Radio sites Certified training for Field Maintenance Engineer (programme aligned to TEL/Q6202 released by Telecom Sector Skill Council)

Worked as Field Technician for minimum 1 year in the same role

The tasks a Field Maintenance Engineer is expected to perform include:Coordinating with the NOC and transmission team

Ensuring fault free network through periodic maintenance activities Assisting in fault management in case of fault occurrence at radio locations

Accepting new sites from Projects team

Ensuring completion of upgrade/change activities as per requirement

Well-versed with the functionality of BTS site active equipment like Microwave (TDM and IP based), BTS (Indoor and Outdoor), feeder cables (IF, RF cables), etc.Well-versed with the functionality of Passive infrastructure equipment like DG set, PIU panel, transformer, SMPS, air Conditioner, battery bank, etc.Knowledge of transmission media - optical and microwave

Knowledge of login cables (RJ45, RS232, and Hi-Speed USB) for different site equipment

Well-versed with the functionality of test equipment like E1 tester, Ethernet tester, VSWR meter, RF power meter, optical meter, etc.Well-versed with the mechanism to maintain the earthing pit to absolute zero Need and process of earthing of equipment

Knowledge of using and deploying cable connectors, cable ties and cable tray

Knowledge of IP based network - IP back-hauling and IP networking

Knowledge of the process of logging in the BTS site equipment

Proficient with the site acceptance checklist and critical punch points

Knowledge of standard fault-finding (troubleshooting) techniques

Not applicable

Willing to work on-field requiring frequent local travel

Team player

Ability to handle high-pressure situations

Hardworking and persistent


Good communication skills

Time management

Analytical thinking

Problem solving

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs may not be available

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Need to handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Overtime is common

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous Health risks include dealing with fiber optic cables, chemicals, sparks from fusion splicing, elevated and overhead work, shock hazard, etc.Occupational hazards include harm to corneal or retinal eye sight, infection or skin irritation, burn injuries, electric shocks, physical injuries, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month For candidates with 3 - 6 yearsexperience - INR 25,000 to INR 50,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Network Managed Services in India

With the rapidly-growing subscriber base, managing infrastructure and networks is becoming increasingly difficult for the service providers. Therefore, many service providers have been outsourcing their infrastructure or network management operations completely or partially.

Managed Services are fast-emerging as an attractive proposition for many enterprises that do not want to dedicate human resources and capital toward acquiring and administering technology infrastructure.

Growth prospects

With increasing incidences of cyber-attacks, zero day attack, malicious malware, SYN flood, etc., India's managed security services market is forecast to witness a double-digit growth through 2019.

The ever-increasing capacity demands and continued cost pressure associated with convergence normally should drive further growth in the market for network managed services, and deliver benefits to CSPs and network equipment providers (NEPs) alike.

Employment prospects

The telecom sector has been growing aggressive at an average for 35 per cent a year for close to two decades. According to experts, India's telecom industry is expected to generate 40 lakh new jobs in the next five years, spurred by growing potential in rural markets and rising Internet penetration, say experts.

According to component manufacturer TE connectivity, the sector has been one of the largest employers in the last decade and would need around 2.75 lakh people by 2015. A large positive impact of these trends would be a surge in demand for Engineers.

Mobile and fixed telecommunication services

Telecom infrastructure providers

Electrical/Electronic manufacturing companies

Managed security service providers

Maximum number of job openings are available in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi NCR, Gurgaon, Pune and other metro cities.

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Engineering colleges across India including IITs, NITs

Technical institutes across India

ITIs across India

Certificate courses offered by institutes like NIIT, APTECH, NIELIT

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