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Machine Shop Policies and Procedures

Hours of Operation

6:30 am to 11:30 am Machine Shop Jobs (per Work Order Queue)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Discussion of Shop Requests;
Minimal Completion Time Jobs;
Machine Shop Jobs (per Work Order Queue)


Work Orders Queue

Types of Work Orders

  • Regular—machine and fabrication services to be scheduled with the current base shop hourly charges applied.
  • Priority—machine and fabrication services to be scheduled with double the established shop rate charges.
  • Overtime services are available after regular working hours with proper approval from the department chair and charge numbers. Work will be scheduled as overtime hours become available.


  • Work orders from Tenure Track Faculty groups will be treated as priority jobs and will be placed at the top of the work order queue.
  • All other work orders will be processed on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • A job will NOT be placed in the queue until all necessary materials and tools are available.
  • All work orders must have authorization from faculty PI
  • Shop requests will be discussed between 12.30 and 3.30 PM ONLY. Customers can sign up for a “discussion” time slot on the bulletin board outside the Machine Shop. If customers cannot make it during this time slot, please call ext. 3-4354 and leave a message with their request.



  • ChBE regular: $25/hr.
  • ChBE priority: $50/hr.
  • ChBE overtime:  $50/hr.
  • Outside ChBE: $50/hr.


Work Request Form

Click here for the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Machine Shop Work Request form.