Medical Device Testing Engineer, Quality Engineer

Minimum Preferably ITI Graduate

Certified training for Functional Tester in Medical Electronics (program aligned to NCO-2004/7249.30 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks Functional Tester Medical Devices is expected to perform include:

Testing medical devices at different stages of the manufacturing process for pre-defined functional specifications, quality and performance parameters

Checking the conformance of each medical device with the performance parameters of that device

Knowledge of basic electrical and electronics involved in the product

Well-versed with the different products manufactured in the plant and the components required for manufacturing

Knowledge of functions of different electrical, electronic and mechanical parts /modules

Expertise in identifying the causes of repetitive defects

Adept to use different tools like electronic screwdrivers, needle-nose pliers, etc.

Knowledge of how to handle specific components like radiation emitting cathode, etc.

Well-versed with the functions of components used in the equipment

Not applicable

Good interpersonal relationships

Keen learner Customer oriented Effective communication skills Positive attitude Good listener Eye for detail

It is a desk job

Work from home option is not applicable

Part time and contractual jobs may be available in some cities

Local travelling may be part of this job role

May have to handle a team to share work load as required and reach the targets

Working hours

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

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may not be applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include exposure to open wire/circuit and protective gears, sitting for long hours, etc.

Health risks include back pain, neck pain, strain in the eyes, irritation, minor electric shocks, etc.

For freshers INR 15,000 to INR 18,000 per month For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future of Medical Electronics in India

The Indian Medical Electronics industry is currently valued at around $ 1 billion and has been growing at an average rate of 17% for past couple of years. It is strongly believed that growth will outperform the pace, resulting in the Indian Medical Electronics market reaching close to $ 6.5 billion by the year 2020.

Growing population, ageing, income base and associated disposable income, increasing socio-economic inclusion of rural and deprived in mainstream economy, heightened manufacturing innovation to create customised products to meet the needs of all income segments, changing disease prevalence pattern (e.g. early onset of diabetes and heart diseases) and growing awareness among the middle class to focus on early detection and disease prevention are the key drivers for the growth of medical electronics in India.

In other words, there is a great need for manufacturing high-end products in line with quality acceptance of international technical standards. The Medical Devices Safety Bill 2008 provides recommendations in this regards with specific guidelines on testing and calibration requirements for medical devices. There are two important regulatory initiatives being taken in India: a) Separate status to medical devices industry and b) Formation of Regulatory body looking into the standards, accreditations, etc. to facilitate quality healthcare.

Technicians are critical for proper use and operation of medical devices. The Functional Testers of medical devices form a part of the workforce of technical experts who use medical devices. There is a huge potential for increase in the numbers of Functional Testers of medical devices.

Government and private hospitals

Diagnostic centres across India

Medical device testing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Advanced Training Institutes for Electronics and Process Instrumentation (ATI-EPI)

Ramanthapur, Uppal Road, Hyderabad - 500 013 (Telangana) Phone: 040-27037266, Fax: 040-27038982, email:

Advanced Training Institutes for Electronics and Process Instrumentation (ATI-EPI)

Green Park, Niranjanpur, PO: Majra, Dehradun (Uttaranchal) 248171Phone:0135-629310/2723804Fax:0135-2629310e-mail: