Medical Device Calibration Engineer, Medical Electronics Calibration Engineer

Minimum Preferably ITICertified training for Calibration Engineer (programme aligned to ELE/Q8002 released by Electronics Sector Skills Development Council)

Minimum one year in medical device testing

The tasks a Calibration Engineer is expected to perform include:

Testing and standardising medical devices under specified conditions

Comparing measurements of medical device with the master equipment

Certifying devices as per manufacturer?s specified standard or customer?s requirement

Understanding medical devices and their applications

Understanding of test and calibration methods and instruments used

Knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical parts of devices and assembly processes Proficiency at dismantling and re-assembly of devices Ability to handle and operate hazardous tools and equipment

Familiarity with common electric and electronics involved in medical devices

Familiarity with Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) precautions Knowledge of emergency procedures to be followed

Physically fit to work under different type of climatic and controlled conditions Willing to travel with equipment


Attention to detail


Team player

Good communication skills

Sense of time management

Problem solving

Deductive reasoning

It is a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working is 8/9 hours every day for 5/6 days a week

Shift system is not applicable

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

This job may be considered hazardous One may be exposed to hazardous materials and tools

Health risks include fatigue, repetitive motion and ergonomic injuries

For freshers ?INR12,000 toINR15,000 per month

For candidates with experience -INR18,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market size of the Indian Medical Electronics industry

Various sources expect the Medical Electronics industry to reach around USD 2+ Billion in 2015 growing at a CAGR of 17% for the last five years from a size of USD 850+ Million in 2009. It is believed that the growth will not only sustain but increase beyond 17%.

It is strongly believed that growth will outperform the pace, resulting in the Indian Medical Electronics market reaching close to USD 6.5 billion by the year 2020.

Medical Equipment segment

This segment accounts for the largest pie of the total market. The ?Equipmentsegment is also the fastest growing segment and is largely dependent on imports.

Human Resource requirement

Technicians are critical for proper use and operation of medical electronics equipment. There is a huge potential for increase in the numbers of skilled healthcare professionals and meeting this requirement will lead to higher reach of medical electronics based solutions in India

Calibration labs and industries

R&D Centres

Govt. Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate

Medical equipment service providers

Medical equipment manufacturers

Job openings are in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities2