SUMWOOD is a woodwork and furniture company based in Arusha, founded in 2011. Sumwood has evolved into a premium quality business that offers a wide range of quality furniture’s, interior deco services to meet the demand of customers, shaping new lifestyles for individuals and creating the finest wood product for the value of money. Sumwood transformed from producing single furniture pieces to providing turnkey solutions for Hotels, Lodges, Camps, Offices and Homes. He had an opportunity to work with a great clientele and continue working with them on various projects.

Sumwood would like to recruit qualified, dynamic and ethical personnel to fill positions in Work-shop Managing. Applications are therefore invited from suitable qualified Tanzanians for the following positions;


We are seeking for a full time skilled and passionate individual to join our team to run the wood and Metal workshop.

This is an opportunity to join a thriving and supportive community, and contribute to a pioneering project backing the growing enthusiasm for making and manufacturing of all wood and metal kinds.

This is a new full time role, developed to focus specifically on the management of both the wood & metal workshop areas and outdoor yard area. You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of its upkeep and development.

We’re looking for someone with a systematic and proactive approach, who is friendly and approachable and used to working in a public facing role, has prior experience managing a workshop and with budgetary control.




To manage the workshop office and be responsible for allocating benches on a daily basis.

– To ensure that the workshop, bench and communal areas are kept clean and organized, introducing new systems where needed.

– To manage the outdoor yard space in terms of allocated working areas, and storage.

– Support members as required.

– To manage workshop storage & deliveries

– To support the rest of the team where needed.


Health & Safety:

– Fire Alarm testing

– Ensure all necessary signage is in place and updated at the workshop.

– Ensure all Risk Assessments are kept updated and drafted where necessary.

– Maintaining tools and machinery to a safe standard and in line with current


Line Management:


– Managing the Weekend Technician and working alongside the Programme

Technicians to ensure the space is set up to deliver our course and induction


– You will be responsible for scheduling rotas for weekend technicians and arranging holiday cover where needed.


Workshop Maintenance:


– Maintain an inventory of tools and equipment

– Arranging blade & tool sharpening

– Emptying dust extractor units

– Ordering of consumables

– Replacement of equipment where necessary

– To manage waste systems

Building Maintenance:


– Project manage improvements to the workshop

– Fix and maintain all locks, electrics and security issues




– Minimum 3 years’ experience using wood and metal working equipment and practical experience of fabrication processes, techniques and emerging technologies.

– Experience managing a shared workshop

– A strong aptitude for analytical problem solving

– Significant management skills with the ability to motivate, assess, plan and organize resources

– Good Interpersonal skills and experience in a public facing role

– Working knowledge of safe working practices and equipment used in the areas.


The working hours of the role are Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm,




If you would like to be considered for this position, please email a PDF copy of your

current CV, including 2 relevant references with contact details, for the attention  Workshop with the subject line ‘Workshop Manager’ to


Deadline for applications: Friday 30th June

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


SUMWOOD FURNITURES Workshop is an equal opportunities employer.


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