Calibration and Instrumentation Technician

Instrumentation/Calibration Technician

Minimum? Preferably Diploma(10+) ? Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics/Mechatronics Certified training for Calibration Technician (programme aligned to CSC/ Q 0801 released by Capital Goods Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Calibration Technician is expected to perform include:

Setting, adjusting, validating or verifying of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic measuring and control instruments for correct operation in accordance with pre-determined procedures

Complying with the health and safety regulations

Knowledge of standards, legislative or regulatory requirements applicable to the measuring equipment and/or its calibration

Knowledge of maintaining measuring equipment specifications, operation, wearing parts, connections and components

Competentin using appropriate tools, techniques and equipment to check measuring equipment for faults

Knowledge of maintainingmeasuring equipment against the appropriate physical standard

Knowledge of re-commissioning the measuring equipment

Knowledge of hazards and controls associated with calibrating measuring equipment

Knowledge of functionality of the equipment and tolerance levels for calibration

Knowledge of instrumentation principles (eg. controlling density, level, flow, temperature, composition of a range of materials)

Knowledge of principles of hydraulic and pneumatic flow

Aware of dismantling, reassembly and testing techniques

Knowledge of procedures for recording and completing service reports

Knowledge of methods of determining procedures

Aware of difference between real and potential faults

Knowledge of function and procedures for zero, span and range checks on instrumentation systems/equipment

Not applicable

Basic communication, numerical and computational abilities

Quick learner

Self-management skills

Problem solving skills

Enterprising skills

Efficiency and effectiveness in work

Creative skills

Critical thinking skills

Team spirit

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 available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe applicable

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

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include injuries, accidents, exposure to toxic material, fire etc.

For freshers -`10,000 to`12,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more-`20,000 to`25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Good Market Trends

It has been estimated that India's capital goods market can grow from $71.7 billion in 2011-12 to $153.3 billion by 2016-17, a compounded annual growth rate of 16%. Also, capital goods, infrastructure and power companies are likely to benefit from policies that the new government (after the 2014 general elections) pursues to increase economic growth. Also, the sector will gain from the special economic zones the government has sanctioned for the industry.

Capital Goods & Engineering Sector for the 12th Five Year Plan(2012-2017)

The industry growth during 11th Plan stood at 14%. The turnover during 2010-11 was 2,67,944 crore. There is a need for rapid growth of the sector, for which initiation of some national programmes has been proposed. These in turn will create additional demand. Steps to substitute imports by domestic production have also been proposed. This is expected to take the sector to 6,81,000 crores in 2016-17 at a CAGR of 16.8%. The current employment of 1.4 million is expected to reach 2.8 million by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017). All these factors indicate good job growth for professionals such as Calibration Technician in this sector.

Manufacturing companies

Machine tool companies

Machine distributors

Cities across India