Set Top Box, DTH Box Installer, DTH Box Technician

Minimum Preferably 8th standard pass Certified training for Set Top Box Installer/Service Technician (programme aligned to ELE/Q8101 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council)

Minimum 2 years as helper for 8th/9th standard passed

The tasks a Set Top Box Installer/Service Technician is expected to perform include: Installing set top boxes for either Direct-to-Home (DTH) or Digital Addressable System (DAS) through cable providers

Servicing set top boxes at client?s site

Addressing first level complaints and servicing

Co-ordinating with the technical team for activation of new connections

Well-versed with block diagram of set top box

Knowledge of Geo stationery satellite/other communication satellite

Well-versed with structure of cable and its parameters and their implications on signal

Knowledge of tuners

Well-versed with output ports of all types of STBs and input/output ports of all types of TVs like LCD/LED, PCs, Projectors, etc.

Knowledge of Low Noise Block Down Convertor (LNBC)

Proficient in operating hand tools like tester, spanner, cutter, etc.




Well-versed with Quality of Service (Qo

S) and End of Line (EOL) parameters

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Mechanical aptitude


Reflective thinking

Soft skills

Presentable personality

Team player

Customer centric

Problem solving ability

It is not a desk job

Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available

Travelling is a part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours every day for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company Shift system is not available

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

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous Health risks may include exposure to open wire/live wire, sharp tools, elevated height, etc. Occupational risks may include risk of electric shock, accident, injury, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month For candidates with experience-INR12,000 to INR 15,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Future Demand for Set Top Box Installer in India

According to "Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Electronics & IT Hardware Sector (2022)" report, the Electronics and IT Hardware sector is expected to grow by 17% till 2022 which is going to be higher than the GDP in India. This will have a positive impact for the job roles falling under this sector. A part of this positive impact is an increase in demand for professionals who are classified under this sector or industry. The NSDC report also suggests that 1.2 million jobs will be created by 2022 in this sector due to the various emerging trends in the Indian society. One of the job roles that will have a large positive impact of all these trends is a Set Top Box Installer/ Service Technician.

Apart from these projected growth figures, in 2011, a bill was passed asking for digitization of cable network. After this bill passed and became a law, there has been a substantial increase in demand for Set Top Box Installers in the country. The trend began in metro cities and now, in 2015, it is slowly moving to other towns and cities. This means that in the future, there is going to be a continuous and increasing demand for this job role. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for a Set Top Box Installer/Service Technician across towns and cities in India.

DTH and DAS service providers across India

Towns and cities across India


Edge, Bhaveshwar Arcade, 7th floor, LBS Marg, Opp Shreyas Cinema, Ghatkopar, Mumbai 400086, Tel: 022-42193200, /

Funfirst Global Skillers Pvt. Ltd., A-303, Kailas Industrial Complex, Park Site, Vikhroli (W), Mumbai-79, Tel: 02225181012, /

IACM Smart

Learn Ltd., 75-76, Amrit Nagar, South Extension, Part-1, New Delhi- 110003, Tel: 011-46045851, /

Providers Skill Academy Pvt. Ltd., Ganesh Building, 2nd floor, Old no 30, New no 63, Venkatanarayana Road, T. Nagar, Chennai -600017, Tel: 044-24356035, /