Workshop Manager Job in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Duma Works is recruiting a Workshop Manager for our client in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Our client offers a vast array of services such as freight and cargo handling, equipment rental, customs clearance and forwarding, material supply among others.

Overall Purpose

  • To manage liabilities to ensure legislative compliance and achievement of best practice to meet Corporate objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and relevant Tanzanian legislation.
  • Provide leadership and supervision for reporting staff to meet company deliverables.
  • Ensure all equipment and assets are designed, built, serviced and maintained in a safe, efficient and professional manner.
  • Ensure all workshop and yard tasking operations are undertaken in a safe, efficient, cost effective and professional manner.
  • Support the company’s Logistics operations such that objectives are met at the required work performance standard and in accordance with company behaviours and values.
  • Manage the company’s maintenance function to ensure legislative compliance and achievement of best practice to meet corporate objectives.

The Workshop Manager is responsible for all the activity in the workshop and activities and responsibilities include the following:

  • Managing workshop activity – the Workshop Manager plans, assigns and reviews the work of all mechanics and electricians in the workshop. He briefs the supervisors, who then supervise the work of the mechanics, Welders, Panel beaters and electricians.
  • Managing safety – Actively support the company’s Logistics Health, Safety, Environment and Quality vision and values. It is the responsibility of the Workshop Manager to ensure that the workshop is safely maintained, that all working areas are safe and that staffs are fully trained to do their job efficiently and safely.
  • Managing staff – the Workshop Manager makes recommendations regarding the recruitment, discipline and promotion of employees, authorizes leave and overtime, advises employees on work related problems, evaluates and assesses employee performance.
  • Liaising with other departments –co-ordinate the need for maintenance and repair of operational equipment with other employees at managerial level, for example the operations and managers.

Accountabilities & Responsibility Areas

  • Managing workshop personnel and machinery for the effective and efficient repair and maintenance of trucks, trailers & equipment.
  • Planning and scheduling job flows in accordance with operations’ deadlines, clients’ delivery requirements, and job priorities.
  • Monitoring workflow, recognizing and anticipating problems affecting workshop operations, and determining the best solutions.
  • Striving to maximize productivity and minimize wastage in workshop operations.
  • Ensuring adequate use and maintenance of tools, equipment, machinery, vehicles, and materials in the workshop.
  • Maintaining discipline and adherence of workshop personnel to company’s regulations at all times.
  • Evaluating performance of workshop personnel and identifying training needs.
  • Responsible for the quality of the workmanship involved in all workshop operations.
  • Actively communicating with the operations Director concerning job related information and status updates.
  • Setting up specific maintenance schedules for trucks & equipment
  • Developing job cards, ensuring that trucks are serviced and history recorded appropriately
  • Maintaining the highest quality standard for existing and future workshop operations.
  • Implementing systems to allow for effective delegation in the workshop
  • Coordinating the maintenance function of motor vehicles, plant and equipment at all our branches i.e. Mtwara, Mozambique and Dar es Salaam.
  • Planning, scheduling and follow up of regular, preventive and breakdown maintenance practices for all machines, trucks and equipment.
  • Coordinating execution of third party service contracts for repair and maintenance of vehicles and mobile equipment.
  • Monitoring mechanical inventory parts usage and compiling monthly fleet cost accounting reports using Fleet Maintenance pro and SAP ERP systems.
  • Developing and Maintaining a motor vehicle and equipment plant register, keeping records of all maintenance activities and analysing vehicle costs using the Fleet Maintenance pro system.
  • Actively coordinating with the warehouse clerk concerning parts requirements and expected deliveries.
  • Developing, reviewing and approving procedures and practices related to workshop operations in compliance with the Company’s guidelines.
  • Making sure that safety regulations are followed in the workshop, by both workshop personnel and visitors.
  • Active involvement in recruitment of required workshop personnel.
  • Selecting tools/equipment/machinery needed for the workshop, as well as spare parts for existing machinery.
  • Reporting to the Operations and Managing Director on work progress, and on any requirements/challenges/problems faced, as well as on any ideas to improve workshop operations.
  • Manage the maintenance of workshop facilities and fixed equipment
  • Manage and coordinate the safety and compliance of subcontractors engaged to operate within the workshop, office and yard e.g. Cranes, forklifts, etc.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

Formal Training/Education

  • Degree in Mechanical engineering preferred, but not mandatory.
  • College diploma/certificate in management
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Applications, internet, online fleet management & tracking systems, Sage Pastel and SAP Business One ERP systems.

Knowledge/Skills & Experience

  • A leader, with strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills.
  • A working knowledge of motor vehicle parts and basic auto functions is important
  • Over 5 years of experience in workshop operations, of trucks and lifting equipment.
  • Energetic, self-motivated & target-oriented, capable of team management & working under pressure.
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in MS Office Applications, internet, online fleet management & tracking systems, Sage Pastel and SAP Business One ERP systems.


Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to marking the subject as “2836”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2836 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 16 June 2017

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: May 25, 2017 — 2:13 pm