Plant Manager at Tanganyika Plywood Limited (TPL) | April 2024

April 12, 2024
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Job Description

On behalf of Tanganyika Plywood Limited (TPL), Dark Earth Carbon is finding a Plant Manager.

About the company
Tanganyika Plywood LTD (TPL) produces plywood for the local and regional markets in East Africa. It uses sustainable plantation materials, specifically eucalyptus and pine. The company has been operating for 8 years and is now looking for a dynamic production manager to achieve it growth goals. The company is located in Mafinga, Tanzania and the project post is for a full-time position on site.

Job overview


We are seeking an experienced and results-driven Plant Manager to join our team. As a Plant Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing our manufacturing processes. You will be responsible for setting production goals, managing resources, and ensuring the efficient and high-quality production of our products. Your leadership will be instrumental in achieving production targets, minimizing waste, and maintaining a safe and productive work environment. If you are a dynamic leader with a proven track record in production management, we invite you to join our team and contribute to our continued success.


Reports To 

The Managing Director




Management of technical team: Ensuring implementation of maintenance planning and scheduling.

Operational Oversight: Manage daily operations, ensuring efficiency and quality in plywood production.


Technical Expertise: Drive best practices, troubleshoot issues, and recommend technological upgrades.


Quality Assurance: Implement quality control measures to guarantee plywood meets set specifications.

Maintenance Management: Supervise preventive and corrective maintenance activities to ensure continuous operation.


Safety & Compliance: Uphold safety standards and ensure adherence to all regulatory guidelines.


Team Leadership: Mentor and manage the technical team, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

Team Building assist in hiring and recruiting of other members of your technical team.


Budgeting: Monitor operational expenses and suggest cost-saving initiatives.


Stakeholder Engagement: Communicate with management, vendors, and external consultants about plant performance and needs.

Documentation: Keep technical documents updated and prepare periodic performance reports. Help attain ISO and FSC certification standards.


Project Oversight: Lead plant-related technical projects, ensuring timely and budget-compliant execution.




Bachelor’s degree minimum – preferable in engineering


5+ years of experience in a similar role with management responsibilities

Computer skills with proficiency in MS Office


Strong problem solver, with hands-on approach to plan and execute well


Growth mindset and the ability to self-learn and teach others

Please fill in the form below, and we will get back to you if your application is successful, we will keep your application on file for a period of 2 years as well in case additional openings come up.