You Will Be Paid Well, But Your Job Will Be Monotonous- says SAIL Technician, Sandip Sen

Sandip Sen (Senior technician, Durgapur Stell Plant, SAIL) |
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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Sandip Sen
Designation – Senior Technician
OrganisationDurgapur Steel Plant, SAIL
Age – 56
City – Durgapur
Work Experience (Years) – 32
Under-Graduation – B.Sc., TBD College, Raniganj

Please give us a summary of your Career.

At first, I joined as a technician in a shop and worked there for 1.3 years. I started to work there in 1986. Due to better job opportunities, I changed my job in 1987 and worked for a TV company for 2.1 years. I had joined this company as a technician. Later, I shifted and joined as a supervisor in an engineering shop. I worked there for 3.2 years. Then in 1993, I started working for SAIL authority which is also known as Durgapur steel plant. As I am still continuing my job under this firm.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Senior Technician.

I am working under  Durgapur Steel Plant as a Senior Technician. My job responsibilities are as follows:

  • I supervise the team of junior technicians who work under me.
  • I  manage and provide assistance to various programmes.
  • I also address the trainers who join the plant for summer and winter internships.

Average Income in the Profession of Technician in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, being a Senior Technician, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as Senior Technician require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

It’s compulsory to have a graduation degree in this stream.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Easy Going
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
4 Star Rating |

Importance of Education in Profession of a Technician

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Simple Graduation
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

There are many institutions all over the country that provide a graduation degree.

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful Technician?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

The people who are calm, composed and relaxed are good for this job. Other traits include good decision making, leadership qualities as well as teamwork.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Technician?

The positive traits that could encourage someone to join this career are :
Firstly, learning and knowing different kinds of things related to job work models.
Secondly, meeting new people and freshers and training them.
Thirdly, it helps to develop communication skills.
Fourthly, work culture is very friendly.
Fifthly, employers of SAIL authority receive the same pay scale as received by the employees of the Central Government.
Sixthly, the job security is very high under this firm.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Technician?

The negative that you would want for someone to be aware of when considering this job are as follows:
Firstly, at times the job becomes monotonous, as every day is almost the same. No new adventure and no new experience make the work-life monotonous.
Secondly, at times the balance between work life and personal life gets disturbed. As one has to devote maximum time in his/her work, it results in less amount of hours for the family.
Thirdly, during the crisis period you might get an emergency call which is unavoidable.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
4 Star Rating |

General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would have loved to learn any computer software and pick some creative job like 3D modeling, animation etc

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