Minimum Diploma in electronics and communication
Three years practical experience in wireless field including installation and maintenance of wireless transmitters, receivers, automatic relay systems, power generation system like diesel generator sets, etc.
The tasks of a Head Light-Keeper is expected to perform include:
Controlling and supervising work of light-houses under his charge
Arranging for supply of provisions, stores, etc. to units as required
Preparing and maintaining duty-roster of light-keepers
Checking proper functioning of light-houses daily
Supplying meteorological data to controlling authorities
Providing required stores and equipment for replacement
Ensuring proper maintenance of all equipment
Keeping watch on movement of ship in adjacent areas
Ability to maintain lighthouse
Knowledge of operating various equipment?s installed at the lighthouse
Ability to keep a watch on Junior Light-Keeper
Knowledge of meteorological data
Knowledge of the duty of a Light-Keeper
Ability to provide necessary assistance to vessels in distress
Diligent and hardworking
Ability to follow instructions
Good communication skills
It needs one to be on their toes
Need to handle a team of Junior Light Keeper
Local travelling is not a part of this job
Part-time work is not available
Work from home option is not available
Ship usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 14/15 hours every day. This may vary from ship to ship
Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Hearing Impaired (HH)
The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous
Occupational hazards may include exhaustion, fatigue, stress, sea sickness, etc.
Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, rising temperatures, ambient air quality, etc.
For Head Light-Keeper - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of Shipping Industry in India
Indian shipping industry plays a crucial role in Indian economy. As 90% of the nation?s trade by volume is done via sea. India has been the largest merchant shipping fleet among the developing nations. Indian shipping industry supports transportation of national and international cargos and also provides various other facilities such as ship building, ship repairing, lighthouse facilities, freight forwarding, etc. Indian shipping industry with emergence of globalisation and liberalisation is firmly ready to acquire new dimensions in terms of demand and infrastructural development. While in knowledge based economy, soft intangible parameters like human capital, information technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important for increasing innumerable opportunities. Today India has become the source of quality seafarers to global ship owners. Indian shipping firms normally rely on the inherent IT skills of Indians to play a pivotal role in IT activity involved in international shipping and the country can come up with a business centre for information processing requirements of the international ship owners.
Job Opportunities in Shipping Industry
Shipping industry offers job opportunities for thousands of people in India. Shipping job is one of the oldest careers offered with charm, income and a unique lifestyle. Usually shipping jobs in India are found in major cities with various ports and even non-port cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru. The jobs include merchant navy, cruise ship, freight, bulk carrier companies and oil tanker jobs. And even in many international cruise ship companies which are connected to India there are other jobs like nursing, cruise ship nurse, cargo ship, marine medical jobs and cruise ship summer jobs in India.
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