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188+ Job Opportunities at Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC)

The Tanzania Railway Corporation (TRC), a state-owned enterprise responsible for one of Tanzania’s major railway networks, is inviting applications for 188 job vacancies. TRC’s headquarters are located in Mchafukoge, Ilala District, Dar es Salaam Region.

Formed in 1977 following the dissolution of the East African Railways and Harbours Corporation, TRC has since been a cornerstone of Tanzania’s transportation infrastructure. This recruitment drive offers a variety of roles across different technical and operational areas.

Below are the available positions and their respective details:


1. Artisan II (Civil) (Re-advertised) – 68 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Packing of the railway track as directed by the supervisor.
  • Clearing grass and bushes along the line.
  • Cleaning side drains and water outlets.
  • Repairing the track after accidents.
  • Loading and offloading permanent way materials.
  • Performing any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Form Four Certificate with Trade Test II/Level II, National Vocational Award II (NVA II) in Civil Technology, Basic Certificate in Civil Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

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2. Artisan II (Painting) – 5 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Packing of the railway track as directed by the supervisor.
  • Assisting in the preparation of painting materials.
  • Painting the coaches.
  • Repairing the track and coaches after accidents.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Form Four Certificate with Trade Test II/Level II, National Vocational Award II (NVA II) in Civil Technology (Painting), Basic Certificate in Rail Track Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

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3. Technician II (Signal & Telecommunication) – 10 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining S&T equipment and systems.
  • Overseeing market utilization and expansion of the fibre optic cable along the railway network.
  • Installing, maintaining, and repairing SGR/MGR signals and telecommunication networks and equipment.
  • Participating in accident investigations alongside other departments.
  • Maintaining train control, electronic warrant systems, cargo/wagon tracking and management systems, yard radio, underground cables, and internal office communications.
  • Preparing reports, plans, and designs for S&T projects.
  • Preparing project quantity and cost estimates.
  • Submitting periodical technical reports.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Full Technician Certificate (FTC) or Ordinary Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

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4. Plant Operator II – 33 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operating winches and cranes as per approved procedures and policies.
  • Providing quality services on plant operations.
  • Performing gangway activities.
  • Operating mechanical equipment (winches, forklifts, terminal tractors, and cranes).
  • Loading, offloading, and delivering motor vehicles and other cargo into/from trains.
  • Driving and operating mechanical handling equipment within workshops, yard premises, and depot yards.
  • Performing any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Form IV academic certificate with a Basic Driving Certificate from VETA, Bandari College, TIRTEC, or any recognized institution, and Class F or G Driving License.

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5. Station Masters II – 30 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Signalling, receiving, and dispatching trains.
  • Ensuring trains and traffic work at stations are conducted according to rules and regulations.
  • Providing safe and expeditious movement of trains, traffic, passenger, and freight sales.
  • Supervising the security of station installations and equipment.
  • Administering small and medium stations.
  • In-charge of designated sections of a marshalling yard.
  • Directing and participating in the marshalling and breaking up of train loads.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Diploma or NTA Level VI in Railway Transportation with train working skills.

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6. Yard Master II – 6 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In-charge of designated sections of a marshalling yard.
  • Responsible for the breaking up and marshalling of trains.
  • Placing and removing wagons.
  • Supervising loading and unloading of delivery vehicles.
  • Sorting and grading stock.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Yard Foremen Certificate from TIRTEC or NTA level 4 in Railway Transportation or equivalent qualification.

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7. Mechanical Artisans II – 3 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining rolling stock and locomotives.
  • Maintaining workshop machinery and plants.
  • Servicing handling equipment and ancillary plants.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Secondary Education Certificate with Trade Test II, National Vocational Award II (NVA II) in Mechanical Technology or equivalent from a recognized institution.

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8. Artisan II (Plumbing & Drainage) – 9 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Packing of the railway track as directed by the supervisor.
  • Opening up drainage systems.
  • Cleaning side drains and water outlets.
  • Repairing plumbing systems after accidents.
  • Maintaining plumbing systems.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Form Four Certificate with Trade Test II/Level II, National Vocational Award II (NVA II) in Civil Technology (Plumbing & Drainage), Basic Certificate in Rail Track Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

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9. Artisan II (Highway & Bridges) – 15 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Packing of the railway track as directed by the supervisor.
  • Clearing grass and bushes along the line.
  • Cleaning side drains and water outlets.
  • Repairing bridges after accidents.
  • Loading and offloading highway and bridges material.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Form Four Certificate with Trade Test II/Level II, National Vocational Award II (NVA II) in Civil Technology (Highway & Bridges), Basic Certificate in Rail Track Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

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10. Civil Technician II – 4 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining bridges, culverts, buildings, and track works.
  • Reading and reviewing project drawings and plans.
  • Preparing track maintenance plans.
  • Testing construction materials and soil samples.
  • Ensuring project construction conforms to design specifications and permanent way requirements.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Full Technician Certificate (FTC) or Ordinary Diploma in Civil Engineering/Technology, Track Technology, Bridge Construction, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

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These positions offer a unique opportunity to work in one of Tanzania’s key transportation sectors. Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the provided links.

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