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

14 years

From 2010 (5 years) employed in the central campus library to assist with the following:

From 2008 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 ( 7 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.

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: 2015/03/15