Tower Technician, Site Engineer, Tower Engineer, Site Technician

Minimum Preferably 10+2 and/or ITI Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical

Certified training for Tower Technician (programme aligned to TEL/Q4100 released by Telecom Sector Skill Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Tower Technician is expected to perform include:Maintaining a site live 24?7Maintaining and repairing level-1 faults/issues at telecom tower site

Reporting preventive and corrective maintenance faults to the supervisor in time

Knowledge of basic use of mechanical equipment

Well-versed with the general aspect of electrical wiring

Knowledge of basic layout of tower site

Proficient in calculating energy cost and site up-time

Well-versed with the safety requirements at the tower site

Knowledge troubleshooting Alternating Current (AC), Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS), battery bank, etc.Well-versed with the basic aspects of distribution panel

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Good planning skills


Analytical mind

Ability to work under pressure

Team player

Problem-solving ability


It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Travelling is a part of the job May need to handle a team of Technicians and Helpers

Working hours

Working hours are 10 to12 hours everyday for 5 to 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

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

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous and dangerous

Health risks include exposure to open wire/circuit, elevated and overhead work, etc.Occupational hazards include risk of electric shock, falling from height, physical strain, risk of injury, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month For candidates with experience of 1-2 years or more - INR 15,000 to INR 18,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Trends of Telecom Sector in India

Telecom is one of the fastest-growing industries in India. Today, India stands as the second-largest telecommunications market in the world. The mobile phone industry in India would contribute US$ 400 billion in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country in 2014.This sector, which is growing exponentially, is expected to generate about 4.1 million additional jobs by 2020, as per Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA).

Data traffic powered by third generation (3G) services grew at 146 per cent in India during 2013, higher than the global average that saw usage double, according to an MBit Index study by Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). This great leap in both number of consumers as well as revenues from telecom services has not only provided sufficient contribution in Indian GDP growth but also provided much needed employment to the Indian youth.

Telecom companies across India

Internet service providers across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

ITIs across India

Asmacs Limited, 123, Atlanta, 12th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai -400021, Tel: 222885426

Zephyr Pvt. Ltd All, A-3, 2nd floor, Sector-59, Noida 201301

Aspire Knowledge & Skills, 1289, J.M. Road, Near Balgandharva, Shivajinagar, Pune 411005,Tel: +91-20-64004130

Sahithi Systems Pvt. Ltd., Suite 102,103, Swathi Manors, Adj Aditya Trade Centre, Ameerpet, Hyderabad -16, Tel: 09441255577

Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Old Bombay road, Gachi Bowli, Hyderabad 500032, Tel: 040 66304100