Gold Fields Ghana Limited (Tarkwa Mine) seeks the services of a Tribologist


Job Title: Tribologist


Job Location: Tarkwa, Western Region


Job Summary

  • The incumbent will ensure a continuous and effective tribology quality management planning within the area of responsibility. He/she will also be responsible for the profitable and safe achievement of set targets and deliverables through building and maintaining a cohesive, well trained and well-functioning teams


Job Description

  • Accountable and responsible for the safe achievement of effective tribology quality management system, standards and procedures within the unit as defined and compiled by the Engineering Manager
  • Coordinate root cause failure analysis program to guide and review all mechanical engineering works and designs being performed by contractors/ consultants to ensure quality and consistency with company requirements
  • Work closely with other operations & maintenance personnel to provide engineering support and consultation on an ongoing basis
  • Participate in planning, evaluation, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems to ensure that the needs of the company are met in the most economical and effective manner
  • Provide leadership, training and support to ensure that employees and contractors comply with safety standards that meet industry practice and all applicable legislative requirements
  • Focus on finding ways and taking responsibility for corrective action by conducting series of tests and fault findings that would eliminate or minimise sudden plant/equipment failures
  • Manage the condition monitoring field, e.g. vibration analysis, thermography, non-destructive testing (NDT), ultrasonic testing (UT), performance monitoring  and tribology functions etc


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent qualification from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Minimum of five (5) years continuous experience as a Tribologist in a mining environment
  • Abreast with applicable or relevant new technology and innovation
  • Engineers’ certificate of competency (Inspection Engineer) from Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission, Ghana
  • Technically competent to perform problem solving and root cause failure analysis and reports
  • Excellent business or commercial acumen and demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driver’s license

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Gold Fields Ghana Limited

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


Western Region



Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years