STB Installer, STB Repair Technician, Set-top Box Service

Minimum Preferably 8th standard pass

Certified training for DTH Set-top Box Installer and Service Technician (programme aligned to ELE/Q8101 released by Electronics Sector Skills Development Council)

2 years as helper for 8th /9thstandardpass

The tasks a DTH Set-top Box Installer and Service Technician is expected to perform include:

Installing the set-top box at customerspremises

Addressing customer complaints

Providing after-sales service for Direct-to-Home (DTH) system

Coordinating with technical team for activating new connections

Knowledge of basics of geo-stationery satellite and other communication satellites

Knowledge of azimuth, elevation and polarization

Well-versed with spectrum utilization

Knowledge of basics of input/output functions and block diagram of the set-top box

Knowledge of structure of cable, parameters and the implications on signal

Knowledge of basic functioning of tuners

Knowledge of digital signal processing chain including CAS and SMS

Well-versed with frequently occurring faults, causes and solutions

Knowledge of Quality of Service (Qo

S) and End of Line (EOL) parameters and optimum range as specified by IS13420

Adept with safety precautions to be followed by customers while using set-top box

Ability to operate computers and software installed

Knowledge of reading and understanding electrical and electronic symbols, multiples and SI units

Knowledge of using hand tools such as lead tester, spanner, cutter, etc. and operating machines/metres such as drilling machine, angle metre, satellite metre, etc.

Not applicable

Physically fit

Manual dexterity and stability

Ability to work independently

Interpersonal skills

Critical thinking


Amenable behaviour

Good communication skills

Problem solving

It is not a desk job

Work from home is not available

Part-time jobs may be available

Local traveling is part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours every day for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Overtime is common

Shift system maybe applicable

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

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include constant contact with machinery parts, sharp tools, equipment, etc. Occupational hazards include physical and mental strain, minor cuts, etc.

For freshers INR 5,000 to INR 8,000 per month For candidates with experience - INR 9,000 to INR 15,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Demand for Set Top Box Installers has Increased

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 and Service Technician across towns and cities in India.

DTH service providers across India

Town and cities across India