Head Light-Keeper

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

Physically fit

Mechanical ability

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

Working hours

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.

Indian Navy

Government of India

Cities across India