16 August 2022

Job Opportunities at TAZARA, Foreman Wagon Shop 2 post

  Nasseb Abdallah       16 August 2022

Job Opportunities at TAZARA, 2 Foreman Wagon Shop

Foreman Wagon Shop
2 post

The Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) is a Statutory Institution owned by the two Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia on a 50/50 share holding basis, with its registered head Office being in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Authority has two Regional Administrative Centres, one in Mpika, Zambia and the other in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the vacant position of:

Salary Scale : TSG10

Reporting to : Superintendent

Location : Dar es Salaam Workshops

Number of Post : Two (2) post


To supervise and co-ordinate activities to wagon shop on Medium, Heavy and Accidented wagon repair to ensure speedy completion and attainment of set Engineering Quality Standards in the interest of efficient traffic sendees.


  • Receives medium, heavy and accident wagons requiring complete repairs (as per maintenance periodical repair chart schedules, inspects same jointly with operations representatives to establish extent or nature of the repair work to be done and records all details as required.
  • Allocate specific task to subordinates giving details of work to be carried out and supervises the execution of work to ensure that it is being correct out as per set Engineering Quality Standards
  • Co-ordinates fitting, rehabilitation and modification activities to ensure that all the activities lead to the achievement of set objectives.
  • Provide technical and practical guidance to subordinates as they encounter through practical demonstration.
  • Carried out more complicate and detail work beyond the competence of subordinate.
  • Initiates materials, tools and equipment requisitions and arranges to their collection to ensure that all requisites are readily available at all times to sustain wagon repair work continuously.
  • Job assessment forms to facilitate job costing.
  • Work orders for material and wagon parts to be manufactures in other shops.
  • Ensures that subordinates observe safety rules and that they are provided with safety gear to avoid possible/potential accidents.
  • Inspects all complete visually and sometimes measure clearances, side and prior to informing the superior on same for further inspection.
  • Maintain discipline among subordinates and promote team work to ensure achievement of set objective.


  • Goal-oriented and able to work independently to achieve results, as well as able to collaborate with a diverse team.
  • Able to write analytical and technical reports.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and projects.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Safe working methods.


  • Form IV/VI Certificate.
  • Diploma in Engineering, /Full Technician Certificate or its equivalent from a reputable College or University
  • Three (3) years relevant work experience at this level.
  • Not more than 45years of age.
  • Post graduate works at Technologist level, will be an added advantage.
  • Registered Member of the engineering registration board (ERB) in Tanzania.


Only candidates who meet the specified requirement need to apply to the address indicated below, enclosing their detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of educational certificates, names and address of three traceable reference.

The Regional General Manager (T)
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Junction of Nelson Mandela & Julius Nyerere Road
P.O.Box 40160

Closing date for receiving application letters is two weeks from the date of the advert issued . Only short-listed candidates will be communicated to. Please note that no faxed or electronic applications will be accepted.

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