Field Support Engineer

Minimum Preferably ITI graduate

Certified training for Installation and Service Engineer (programme aligned to ELE/Q8001 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks an Installation and Service Engineer is expected to perform include:

Installing medical devices

Attending to problems

Making the medical devices functional after troubleshooting

Carrying out preventive maintenance of medical device at pre-set time

Well-versed with company?s products and recurring problems reported

Familiar with the basic principles of how medical equipment function

Knowledge of electrical, electronic and mechanical modules and their functions

Familiar with different models of medical devices and their repair procedures

Adept in procedures to be followed for installation

Knowledge of different parts assembled in a pack of medical device

Familiar with quality standards to be followed

Well-versed in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) precautions

Not applicable

Ability to build interpersonal relationships

Critical and analytical thinking

Safety and hazards orientation

Willingness to travel


Critical thinking Positive attitude

Good eye sight

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

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

Need not handle a team Travelling is part of this job role

Working hours

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

Being self-employed is not an option.

Shift system may be available

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

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include electric shocks, cuts, abrasions and wounds, back aches, etc.

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, fumes, odours, hardware parts, sharp tools, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Market Trend 1

The Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry was estimated to be worth USD 68.31 Billion in 2012 and is anticipated to be worth USD 94.2 Billion by 2015 with a CAGR of 9.88% between 2011-15. The sector comprises Electronic Products, Electronic Components, Semiconductor Design and Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS).

Growth Drivers:

In this industry, the growth drivers are significant local demand, rising manufacturing costs in alternate markets and the fact that 65% of the current demand for electronic products is met by imports.

Government Policies :

A number of government policies are causing industry growth in this field. These policies include the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS), the Electronics Manufacturing Clusters Scheme (EMC) and the Skill Development Scheme. Job opportunities are growing in this field and some of the new vacancies are for Installation and Service Engineers.

Electronic hardware companies

Multinational companies

Maximum numbers of job openings are available in Assam, Guwahati, Manipur, Bharuch, Yamunanagar, Surat, Baroda, Bengaluru, Faridabad, Pune, Hyderabad and other metro cities.2

Not applicable

Directorate of Vocational Education & Training, 3, Mahapalika Marg, Post Box No. 10036, Mumbai 400 001, Tel: 22620603 / 22620604 / 22620293,

Govt. College Of Engineering, Mangattuparamba, Parassinikkadavu (P.O), Kannur-670 563, Kerala,

College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur-313001, Tel: +91 294 2470837 (O),

Sir C.V. Raman Industrial Training Institute, Dheerpur, Delhi 110009, Tel: 011-27608082,

Government Polytechnic, Industrial Area, Jahangirabad Road , Sommiya Nagar , Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India - 225 123, Tel: 05248 230680,

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001, Tel: 11 -23382005 / 23389942,

Government Polytechnic, Sultanpur road, P.O. Madhoganj, Pratapgarh - 230001, Tel: 236013,

Kongu Polytechnic College, KEC Campus, Perundurai R.S.Road, Thoppupalayam, Perundurai, Erode - 638 052, Tel: 220471,225505,226779,

R Polytechnic College, Alundur, Trichy 620 012, Tel: 0431 2906272,