ATC Officer, Air Control Tower, Air Traffic Control, Aerodrome Control Tower

Minimum-BE Electronics/Telecommunication/Radio Engineering/Electrical


MSc Degree Wireless Communication/Electronics/Radio Physics or Radio Engineering

Freshers may apply

The tasks a Control Tower Operator, Aerodrome is expected to perform include:

Operating and adjusting wireless equipment for transmitting and receiving messages to and from aircrafts for landing, taking off, etc.

Adjusting wireless equipment to the proper wavelength and frequency

Establishing radio contact with incoming air transport and transmitting messages received from Traffic Controller for Pilots to fly on specific course at definite flying level

Communicating other information regarding weather condition at field

Signalling aircrafts at down-wind end of the runway when to take off by means of electric ray gun or flag

Controlling airport lights (boundary, runway, hazard and flood lights) by electric push batteries

Maintaining records of all messages received and despatched for inspection

Reporting defects in lighting arrangements to Chief Controller to arrange for rectification

Operating radar for aircraft identification and weather conditions

In-depth knowledge of operating and adjusting wireless equipment for transmitting and receiving messages to and from aircrafts

Knowledge of wireless equipment, wavelength and frequency

Expertise in establishing radio contact with incoming air transport, transmitting and receiving messages from Traffic Controller

Knowledge of aircrafts signalling by means of electric ray gun or flag

Knowledge of controlling airport lights (boundary, runway, hazard and flood lights) by electric push batteries

?Understanding defects in lighting arrangements and reporting the same to Chief Controller

Knowledge of operating radars for aircraft identification and weather conditions

Good communication skills

Planning and organising skills

Relationship management skills

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Attention to detail


It is a desk job

The role does not involve team handling

Travelling is not required on the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 5/6 days a week and minimum of 8/9 hours every day

The job involves working in shifts

It 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 not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

During training Trainees are paid a stipend ofINR7,500 per month

A Junior Executive (ATC) is paidINR16,400 toINR40,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


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 has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories becoming the 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 and 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.

Airports and aerodromes across India

Job opportunities are mainly located in and around cities that have airports and aerodrome