Shop Training

Fall 2018 - Safety Orientation Training

The Mechanical Engineering Student Access Machine Shop is available for students who will be working on projects and research related to our academic mission. First scheduling priority will be given to our supported undergraduate courses.


If any student has not received the safety orientation training and needs to use the Mechanical Engineering Student Access Machine Shop this semester, they need to go through our safety orientation training in the early part of the semester. Students who have already been trained in the Mechanical Engineering Student Access Machine Shop prior to this semester are not required to go through the training again. Training in another shop or location does not qualify the individual to work in the ME shop.


Prospective users will need to visit the shop in 1166 Etcheverry Hall to schedule their orientation in person. Sign-ups will begin at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Shop hours for sign-ups are 8:30-11:30 AM and 1:00- 4:00 PM.


It is recommended that interested students sign up early. Training is on a first come-first served basis and the staff cannot guarantee a slot in the schedule for students who do not sign up early. Instructional classes approved for training and shop access for this semester are as follows: ME102B, ME107, ME110, ME130, and BioE192.


The safety orientation training is for education and safety purposes and consists of five hours of in shop instruction/hands-on learning while covering safe work practices and machine tool competency. The five hours of safety orientation will be conducted within an eight hour work day.


The actual safety orientation training will occur during the period from September 5, 2018 through October 31, 2018 and all safety orientations must be completed by Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


Please print out and read the Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding form, and send back your completed form to



The supported research group PI will need to submit a completed IOC form to cover the ME Student Access Machine Shop’s bi-annual Users Fee ($250 per person) along with their list of individuals wishing to participate in the safety orientation to


Questions or concerns? Please contact Scott McCormick at