The electronics sector has a massive demand for a skilled workforce, and presently, this industry is confronting a shortage of skilled workforce in the fast-evolving areas like Industry 4.0, IoT, Embedded Design and other new age economy skill finesse. To capture this requirement of the industry and develop the workforce as per the prevailing and next-generation job roles, the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) has introduced some job roles in line with the superior technologies like Embedded system & Semiconductor, IoT, and EMS. The council is committed to guaranteeing the supply of skilled workforce to the electronics arena in these relevant job roles. Following is a complete description of the jobs:
Embedded Full-Stack IoT Analyst is accountable for designing, advancing, testing, and debugging IoT based produce using appropriate technology and techniques based on customer’s new goods/feature requirements, design, feasibility study, and standard specifications. He builds and implements embedded OS, established on system fundamentals and industry specifications, building and managing OS drivers for any custom hardware and to enhance the existing application with new characteristics.
This job role is embraced under NSQF (National Skills Qualification Framework) Level 5 and the least educational qualification required is a bachelor’s degree in Technology/engineering/statistics/ mathematics/computer science.
Personal characteristics: This job needs the individual to work collaboratively with different teams. The person should have an incline towards technology changes, and he should be able to display strong technical expertise and hold excellent oral and written communications skills. The individual should also be suitable for working with deadlines and estimates.
EMS Engineer plans production objectives and ensures that all the resources to accomplish the tasks are in good working situation. He is also accountable for maintaining the SMT production averages and associated equipment.
EMS Engineer job condition is covered under NSQF Level 6, and the least educational qualification required is B Tech/Diploma (Instrumentation/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electrical and Electronics/ Electrical)
Personal qualities: The person requires to have a high level of manual ability to perform tasks and also expects to have a basic understanding of electronics manufacturing assistance. They should be good communicators and leader and should be able to solve problems individually.
Embedded Product Designer Technical Lead – The personnel is responsible for designs, producing and validating/debugging integrated systems-based goods as per the given specification specifications, custom architecture, and workability analysis.
This job role is embraced under NSQF Level 6 and the least educational qualification required is a bachelor’s degree in MSc/engineering in Electronics or Computer Science.
Personal qualities: This job demands the individual to be focused on quality consequences and must have an analytical capacity. He/she should be respectful, reliable, and must have exceptional solution-oriented and decision-making abilities. The person must have the capacity to interact with various teams.
Over the next few years there will be a tremendous potential and demand for research and development job roles in different fields of industries like electronics, agriculture, automobile, telecom to mention a few as base hardware for all these goods would be electronics, hence these job functions would have a vast command and takers in the business.
India’s electronics market to reach $72 Bn by 2029
India’s aerospace and defense electronics market is assumed to be worth USD 70-72 billion over the next 10 to 12 years as the country fast modernizes its military by adopting new technologies. Nearly USD 58 billion of the electronics opportunity arises from the platform — large systems that have essential electronic components developed as a solution, according to the Defence Electronics and Systems Design Report published by Roland Berger in partnership with industry bodies Nasscom and India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).
It is pertinent to mention that India’s electronics market has been observing tremendous growth in Strategic Electronics, Consumer Electronics, and Industrial, Communication. Today, the extent of Strategic Electronics is projected to grow to USD 72 Billion from the present USD 1.7 billion markets, and this indicates tremendous potential as there subsists a significant gap between supply and demand. The Indian government is expecting to support startups in the Defense Electronics industry in the country. The Defense manufacturing transformations globally has seen the Wave 1 from the US to Japan; Wave 2 from Japan to Europe, Wave 3 from South East Asia to China; and another anticipated Wave 4 to be from China to India.
IESA and NASSCOM have been assigned the responsibility to draft recommendations for the policy paper for Defense Electronics and System Design by the Ministry of Defense. To boost exports of Defense Electronics the policy recommendations have stated the requirement for an introduction of a multiplier that will secure the export base of defense electronics throughout valid technologies. Moreover, the draft has recommended that DPSUs need to leave charge of the supply chain and the government needs to guarantee more opportunities in the private industry. Another critical issue that the government and the industry require to address together is the deficit of crucial infrastructure and talent.
According to experts, the country requires to keep pace with the innovation occurring across the globe and need to commence providing a stimulus to the businesses in the defense electronics domain. Hence, the country needs to create an arrangement for technology directions with more advanced nations and the part of the government will be significant here. They should build an environment for domestic players to cross-pollinate information and technologies with other countries.
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