Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Attendant

Minimum B. Pharma/B.Sc.

Minimum experience of 6 months in a relevant field

The tasks a Laboratory Assistant, Engineering is expected to perform include:

Assisting in fitting and setting the model engine, machines, theodolite, meters and other equipment that are required for conducting experiments in the engineering laboratory

Setting up the required apparatus and instruments either inside the laboratory or in

the open as necessary

Making the necessary connections with pumps, gauges, vacuum pipes, electrical lines, etc. as required

Conducting routine experiments to explain or establish theoretical principles

Observing performance by determining the horse power

Adjusting the focal length, speed, effect of magnetism, pressure, vacuum, etc. as required according to the various experiments

Maintaining records of observations for calculation and reference purposes

Assisting the Engineers in conducting a study or research on engineering problems

Cleaning the lenses and instruments

Oiling and greasing the machinery to maintain their good condition

Performing minor repairs to equipment and apparatus

Maintaining the inventory of apparatus and equipment and replacing the defective ones

Skilled in handling tools and equipment in a laboratory

Proficient in handling all the experiments in the engineering laboratory

Ability to set-up the required apparatus in the correct position

Skilled in making connections with pumps, gauges, vacuum pipes, electrical lines, etc.

Skilled in carrying out routine experiments to explain theoretical principles

Ability to adjust the focal length, speed, effect of magnetism, pressure, vacuum, etc.

Skilled in handling all the apparatus and maintaining them in the proper order

Not applicable

Attention to detail

Multitasking ability

Team player




It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Colleges usually work for 5/6 days a week and 6/7 hours everyday. This may vary from college to college

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

The job is not considered hazardous/dangerous

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

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The 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, vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India.

Labs can be found in all the engineering university and colleges in India, as this forms an important part of imparting science education at both graduate and postgraduate levels. There has been an increase in the number of engineering colleges and subsequently there will be an increase in the number of engineering labs. So the demand for a Laboratory Assistant, Engineering has a lot of employment options and has a bright future in India.

Private laboratories

Engineering universities/colleges

Cities and towns across India