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Laboratory Assistant, Engineering

Aliases: Laboratory Technician

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Laboratory Assistant, Engineering is expected to perform include:

  • Assisting in fitting and setting the model engine, machines, theodolite, meters and other equipment that are required for conducting experiments in the engineering laboratory
  • Setting up the required apparatus and instruments either inside the laboratory or in the open as necessary
  • Making the necessary connections with pumps, gauges, vacuum pipes, electrical lines, etc. as required
  • Conducting routine experiments to explain or establish theoretical principles
  • Observing performance by determining the horsepower
  • Adjusting the focal length, speed, effect of magnetism, pressure, vacuum, etc. as required according to various experiments
  • Maintaining records of observations for calculation and reference purposes
  • Assisting the Engineers in conducting a study or research on engineering problems
  • Cleaning the lenses and instruments
  • Oiling and greasing the machinery to maintain their good condition
  • Performing minor repairs to equipment and apparatus
  • Maintaining the inventory of apparatus and equipment and replacing the defective ones
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Colleges/laboratories usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from college to college and laboratory to laboratory​
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, B.Tech. in any specialization

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in handling tools and equipment in a laboratory
  • Proficient in handling all the experiments in the engineering laboratory
  • Ability to set-up the required apparatus in the correct position 
  • Skilled in making connections with pumps, gauges, vacuum pipes, electrical lines, etc.
  • Skilled in carrying out routine experiments to explain theoretical principles
  • Ability to adjust the focal length, speed, effect of magnetism, pressure, vacuum, etc. 
  • Skilled in handling all the apparatus and maintaining them in the proper order
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Hard-working
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges providing B.Tech. degree across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

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

https://targetstudy.com/courses/engineering/

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Junior Laboratory Assistant → Laboratory Assistant, Engineering → Lab Head

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants - Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 0-6 months of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Private laboratories
  • Engineering universities/colleges
KEYWORDS 
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory Attendant
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20153119.0100Laboratory Assistant, Engineering
ISCO 20083119 Physical and Engineering Science Technicians, n.e.c
NIC 200872100Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
REFERENCES 
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