HILTON GIBSON - CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

ACHIEVEMENT INSTITUTION

Nat. Dip. Electrical Engineering L.C. - T3

Durban University of Technology, South Africa

Matric Exemption

Richards Bay High School, South Africa

PROFESSIONAL

CERTIFICATION INSTITUTION

Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP)

Ubuntu Linux

LPI Level 1

Linux Professional Institute

Novell Certified Linux System Administrator

Novell Corporation

PERSONAL

DESCRIPTION DETAILS

Name

HILTON

Surname

GIBSON

Postal Address

18 du Toit Street
Stellenbosch
Western Province
South Africa
7600

Cellphone

+27 84 646 4758

Workphone

+27 21 808 4100

E-Mail

hilton.gibson@gmail.com {personal} and hgibson@sun.ac.za {work}

WORK HISTORY

POSITION COMPANY DURATION DUTIES

LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

STELLENBOSCH
UNIVERSITY

13 years

From 2009 (5 years) employed in the central campus library to assist with the following:

From 2007 to 2009 (2 years), was employed in the Electronic Facilities Management department to assist with the following:

  • Administration of digital facility systems using embedded and localised Linux servers.
  • Assist with the implementation of a campus security system using IP camera's with embedded Linux.
  • Assist with the administration of an access control system using embedded Linux.

From 2001 to 2007 (6 years), was employed in the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Department to support the following:

  • Windows workstations in the undergraduate computer laboratories.
  • Linux workstations in the DSP laboratory
  • Support of departmental servers running Ubuntu Linux.
  • Assist with the repair and maintenance of computer workstations, servers and local area networks.

Some of the servers that I have administered which are public:

In my spare time, I am an editor of the following campus help websites:

And finally here are my ORCID and LinkedIn profiles with references.

AUTOMATION
AND COMPUTING SPECIALIST

BHP BILLITON
HILLSIDE ALUMINIUM

5 years

Employed in the casthouse where my duties included:

  • Standby.
  • Supervision of mechanicians.
  • Program PLC's (Allen Bradley).
  • Commission automation on new machinery.
  • SCADA and Real Time Systems programming.
  • Calibrate instrumentation.
  • Manage process automation investigations and projects.
  • Unix admin for program backups.
  • Trainer for Rockwell Automation products.

Left to join Stellenbosch University for the opportunity to work with Linux systems.

AUTOMATION
AND COMPUTING SPECIALIST

PHILCO

1 year

Was asked to help start up an Automation and Computing business.

  • Built, sold and repaired computers.
  • Built small computer networks.
  • Installed and commisioned automation equipment.
  • Assisted with admin of small business.

Left to join Hillside Aluminium to participate in the commissioning of a world class aluminium smelter.

INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN

DEBSWANA, ORAPA BOTSWANA

2 years

Employed in the Diamond Recovery Plants where my duties included:

  • Standby.
  • Supervision of mechanicians.
  • Program PLC's (Modicon, Mitsubishi, Telemecanique).
  • Commission automation on new machinery.
  • Repair PLC's.
  • SCADA and Real Time Systems programming.
  • Repair instrumentation to component level
  • Calibrate instrumentation.
  • Manage process automation investigations and projects.

Left to assist with the start up of an automation and computing company.

INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN

ESKOM

7 years

Trained and then employed at Arnot power station where my duties included:

  • Standby.
  • Supervision of mechanicians.
  • Commission automation on new machinery.
  • Repair instrumentation to component level
  • Calibrate instrumentation.
  • Manage process automation investigations and projects.

Left to work on a 2 year contract in Orapa Botswana for Debswana.

SKILLS

KEY 1 = Training 2 = Limited 3 = Practical 4 = In-Depth 5 = Specialist
DESCRIPTION KEY
Administer Linux Servers (Ubuntu LTS / Debian) 5
Administer Linux Desktops (Ubuntu LTS / Debian) 5
Administer Open Access Academic Research Repositories using DSpace 4
Administer Open Access Journal and Conference Systems using OJS and OCS 4
Administer Open Library Management Systems using Koha 4
Cloud and Virtualisation Technologies (VMWare, KVM, Virtualbox, QEMU) 4
Open Source Servers (NFS, SAMBA, OpenLDAP, Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, PostgreSQL, ProFTP, OpenSSH) 4
TCP/IP Networking Design and Setup 3
Shell Scripting (Bash) 3
Mailman Mailing Lists 3
Wordpress Blogs 3
Mediawiki Wiki's 3
Web Design (HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT) 2
Microsoft Windows 2

REVISION

Last updated: 2014/08/23