Assistant Mechanic, Repairman, Repair Technician

Minimum Preferably 10th/12th standard pass

Certified training for Repair Assistant: Switches (programme aligned to ELE/Q8103 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

1-2 years as helper for 10th /12th standard pass

The tasks a Repair Assistant: Switches is expected to perform include: Diagnosing the faulty sub system

Addressing first-level complaints and servicing of industrial-communications switches Diagnosing and carrying out repairs communication switches

Dismantling, removing and replacing faulty systems or sub systems or assembly

Suggesting possible solutions to customer

Knowledge of company?s products and recurring problems reported in switch(s)Knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical modules of various switches

Well-versed with technical specifications and electronics involved in different types of switches like LAN, WAN, for telephone, etc.Well-versed with precautions to be taken while handling a field call

Knowledge of calibration and maintenance procedure of test equipments used

Proficient in soldering and de-soldering techniques

Well-versed with components such as diode, transformer, LED, transistor, etc.Knowledge of functioning of various communication modules of the switch

Well versed with reference sheets, manuals and documents to carry in the field

Not applicable

Good communication skills


Amenable behaviour

Patience Good interpersonal relationship building

Decision making ability


Critical thinking Trustworthiness Integrity

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Travelling is a part of this job role

Need to handle a team of helpers

Working hours

Working hours include 8/9 hours every day for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Self-employment is an option. In this case working hours and days are flexible

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

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, noise, high physical workload, odours, hardware parts, sharp tool, carrying heavy materials, bending, kneeling, reaching, pushing and pulling, working in small places, etc.Occupational hazards include hearing problems, musculoskeletal disorders, electric shocks, cuts, abrasions, burns and wounds, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 year of experience or more - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in Electronics Industry of India

The electronics market is one of the largest in the world and is anticipated to reach US$ 400 billion in 2022 from US$ 69.6 billion in 2012. The market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.4 per cent during 2012-2020.

The electronics sector consists of consumer and industrial electronics, computers, communication and broadcasting equipment, strategic electronics and electronic components. Total production of electronics hardware goods in India is estimated to reach US$ 32.7 billion in FY13 and US$ 104 billion by 2020. The communication and broadcasting equipment segment constituted 31 per cent, which is the highest share of total production of electronic goods in India in FY13, followed by consumer electronics at 23 per cent.

The Government of India has set up Electronic Hardware Technology Parks (EHTPs), Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and a brought about a favourable climate for foreign direct investment (FDI). It has also increased liberalisation and relaxed tariffs to promote growth in the sector. In addition, the government's National Electronics Policy 2012 aims to increase exports in the electronic system design and manufacturing sector from US$ 5.5 billion to US$ 80 billion by 2020.

The growing customer base and the increased penetration in consumer durables segment have provided enough scope for the growth of the Indian electronics sector. Also, digitisation of cable could lead to increased broadband penetration in the country and open up new avenues for companies in the electronics industry.

The human resource directly employed in the industry is estimated to increasing from the current level of 0.9 million to over 4 million by 2022. This would translate to an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million to 3.2 million in the entire industry about 0.6 to 0.7 million in servicing support role.

Electronic Hardware Companies across India Self-employed

Towns and cities across India

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