Workshop Manager Job in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Our Client, with interest in Civil contracting, Real Estate and Agricultural business, are looking for a Workshop Manager.

Reporting to the resident Director and General Manager, he/she will manage and lead a team of people in allocating workload and managing the day-to-day operations in the workshop.

The role is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for job allocation and job flow in the workshop including job scheduling and labour allocation for day-to-day operations.
  • Ensure supplies are ordered for each job.
  • Assist with quoting, project management, materials purchasing and quality checks.
  • Regularly report progress on each job and quickly communicate delays or concerns with the General manager.
  • Report on manpower overruns or shortfalls.
  • Act as a technical adviser on key projects and other areas of the business as requested.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports on workshop operations and progress.
  • Performs troubleshooting and diagnostics procedure on vehicles and equipment.
  • Record observations and findings during diagnostics run and decide on the correct method of repair
  • Ensure that warranties are properly followed up, monitored, and documented.
  • Organize Preventive Maintenance System (PMS) and delegate specific tasks to concerned section
  • Hands-on supervision of all workshop activities, especially technical issues.
  • Forecast and order spare parts for specific jobs/special job or for stocks replenishment
  • Supervise and follow up on actual progress of each individual repair job.
  • Provide on-the-job training as well as coaching and mentoring to mechanics and helpers
  • Follow up repair order, registering the time taken to complete each task
  • Responsible for customer service, reliability and dependability by providing all fields with the technical assistance that they require from the Workshop.
  • Test and approve operators for truck, excavator, loaders, cranes, grader, tractors, harvesters, etc.
  • Conduct final check/test driving for all vehicles/trucks prior to release.
  • Assists with the Interviewing and conducts hands-on testing of technical applicants.
  • Support and full comply with Company and Departmental policies and procedures
  • Monitor and provide feedback on staff performance
  • Promote a Health and Safety culture within the business.
  • Conduct any other task given to him by his Director and General Manger


  • Bachelor’s Degree/Post graduate Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.
  • At least 10 years’ work experience in workshop management and engineering, with at least 3 years in a managerial level
  • Knowledge of workshop operations is mandatory
  • Experience in mechanical repairs and preventive maintenance
  • Strong internal control skills.
  • Willing and flexible to relocate to Tanzania

Application Process:

Kindly visit: to create/update your career profile and submit your application, or send updated CV to with email subject “Workshop Manager” by COB Friday 8th October, 2021.

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