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Radar Operator

Aliases: Radar Interceptor, Radar Technician

Industry/Sector(s): Telecom


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Radar Operator is expected to perform include:

  • Operating and maintaining radar equipment to give range and direction of targets or objects such as aircrafts, fog, rain clouds and cyclonic storm in sky around operating station
  • Switching on radar set and opening filaments and blower units
  • Allowing the set to warm up and raising high-tension voltage slowly to achieve operating condition
  • Switching aerial rotation circuit, and observing images on radar screens with aid of short, medium or long range scales to determine distance altitude, direction and speed of object detected
  • Employing voice communication (radio-telephone or Morse) to convey information to the operating room
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Travelling may be required
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, diploma in engineering

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Working knowledge of operating, functionality and maintenance of radar equipment
  • Knowledge of range and direction of targets
  • Knowledge of filaments and blower units
  • Knowledge of aerial rotation circuit
  • Ability to observe images on radar screens
  • Expertise in using voice communication equipment like radio-telephones or Morse Code
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Relationship management skills​
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Dr D. Y Patil Polytechnic 
    http://www.dypatilpolytechnic.ac.in/

  • Prince Institute of Innovative Technology (PIIT)
    http://www.piitindia.edu.in/

  • ​Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology
    http://www.piet.co.in/
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.piitindia.edu.in/electronics-communication-engg​​

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Radar Operator → Senior Simulator → Officer → Captain

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 30,000 to Rs 33,880 per month​​

These figures are indicative and subject to change 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 3 years of experience required​

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Airports
  • Shipping companies 
  • Military/Armed Forces (Air Force, Navy and Army)
KEYWORDS 
  • Radar Operator 
  • Radar Technician
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3521.1700 Radar Operator
ISCO 2008 3521 Broadcasting and Audio-Visual Technicians
NIC 2008 61900 Other telecommunications activities
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available
REFERENCES 
1

National Classification of Occupations Division 3

2

http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew

3

http://inpa.net.in/Index.aspx

4

http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-3.pdf

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