HILTON GIBSON - CURRICULUM VITAE

WORK HISTORY

POSITION COMPANY DURATION

LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

STELLENBOSCH
UNIVERSITY

14 years

From 2009 (6 years) employed in the central campus library to assist with the following:

From 2007 to 2008 (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.
  • Consulted with the central IT department during the implementation of a campus security system using IP camera's with embedded Linux.
  • Contributed to the administration of an access control system using embedded Linux.

From 2001 to 2006 ( 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.
  • Perform repair and maintenance of computer workstations, servers and local area networks.

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 at BHP Billiton Hillside Aluminium in Richards Bay 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 in Richards Bay.

  • Built, sold and repaired computers.
  • Built small computer networks.
  • Installed and commisioned automation equipment.
  • Contribute to the administration of small business.

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

INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN

DEBSWANA
BOTSWANA

2 years

Employed in the diamond recovery plants at Orapa and Letlhakane 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

EDUCATION

ACHIEVEMENT INSTITUTION

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

Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

Matric Exemption

Richards Bay High School, Richards Bay, South Africa

Grade 13

Dunton High School, Montreal, Canada

GCE "O" Level

Gifford High School, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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
Phone
CELL
+27 84 646 4758
WORK
+27 21 808 4100
E-Mail
Address
HOME
18 du Toit Street
Stellenbosch
South Africa
7600
WORK
Room 1025C
JS Gericke Library
Stellenbosch University
South Africa
7600

REVISION

Last updated: 2015/05/05