Resistor Testing, Capacitor Testing

Minimum Preferably ITI graduate

Certified training for Testing Technician

Passive Components (programme aligned to ELE/Q0111 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Testing Technician Passive Components is expected to perform include:

Testing the resistor or capacitor to ensure that they are of correct value, and are painted and marked as per company?s specifications

Setting up and operating the test jigs, instruments or machine

Visually inspecting the resistor or capacitor for conformity to specified standards

Undertaking preventive maintenance of the testing equipment

Knowledge of basic electronics and components

Well-versed with the types of resisters, e.g. surface mount, wire wound, film

Well-versed with the types of capacitors, such as film capacitor, electrolytic capacitor, ceramic, etc. and their testing process

Proficiency in the use of test instruments, such as ohmmeter, multi-meter, voltmeter, ammeter, resistance bridge, or oscilloscope to conduct testing

Knowledge of colour codes and polarity of components

Knowledge of AC, DC, motor-capacitors, their construction and practical applications

Knowledge of concepts of capacitance, power factor, leakage, self-dissipation, thermal stability, current/voltage specifications, temperature sensitivity, polarity, etc.

Adept at using voltage source and specifying settings to carry out dielectric testing of capacitors

Well-versed with the 5S system (sorting, setting, standardising, shining, sustaining)

Knowledge of the manufacturing process and frequently occurring faults

Not applicable

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Manual dexterity and stability

Ability to work long hours

No colour blindness

Hardworking and persistent


Time-management and multitasking

Team player

Good communication skills

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 not a part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours every day for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system may be applicable

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

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include contact with sharp tools, equipment, machine components, etc. and exposure to harmful gases, chemicals, etc. leading to possible injuries and accidents

Occupational hazards include development of poor eyesight, minor injuries, mild electric shocks, burns, joint pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers INR 7,000 to INR 8,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 yearsexperience - INR 10,000 to INR 14,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Electrical Capacitor Market in India

In India, the demand for electrical capacitor is expected to increase primarily due to rising demand for consumer durables and IT hardware coupled with use of electrical circuitry in diverse applications.

Although India majorly relies on imports of numerous electronics products, equipment and components from other countries, the country's Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) market has witnessed a significant transformation over the past few years. In addition, the government's support of allowing 100% FDI in the electronics hardware manufacturing sector has provided an automatic route for increasing electronic component manufacturing, including electrical capacitors in the country.

According to a recently published report by TechSci Research"India Electrical Capacitor Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019", the country's electrical capacitor market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 3.6% during 2014-19. Indiahas grown multi folds in terms of electrical & electronic product manufacturing, and the revenue growth in these industries is the key driver for electrical capacitors market in the country, especially in southern and northern regions.

According to the "Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Electronics & IT Hardware Sector (2022)" report, the Electronic Components sector is expected to grow by 19% till 2022 which is going to be higher than the GDP in India. The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India has listed Passive Components as one of the top 14 sub-sectors with a high potential for employment. This will have a positive impact for the job roles falling under this sector.

According to the IMaCS Analysis, the human resource requirement in the Electronic Components segment has been projected to grow from 1,79,000 in 2012 to 8,34,000 in 2022 that is an increment of 6,55,000 resources.

One of the job roles that will have a large positive impact of all these trends is that of a Testing Technician.

Passive components manufacturers across India

Capacitor manufacturers across India

Resistor manufacturers across India Components research laboratories across India

Maximum number of job openings are available in Pune, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai and other metro cities.