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NSLS-II Machine Shops

General Information

To use NSLS-II machine shop equipment, workers must first satisfy the requirements of JTA PS-M00 (assigned to users and guests) or JTA PS-M01, PS-M02, or PS-M03 (assigned to employees and experimental facility users according to their appropriate skill level). Machine shop use by facility users must be approved by NSLS-II management through agreement with the user's affiliation on file with BNL.

Skill Levels and Use of Machine Shop Tools and Equipment

  • Level 0 users (JTA PS-M00) and may use only handheld tools (e.g., hand drills, dremels, battery impact drivers, and handheld saws) and are prohibited from using stationary machine shop tools and equipment. Level 0 users are not permitted to have encoded access to any machine shop.
  • Level 1 users (JTA PS-M01) may use Level 0 tools and light machine shop equipment but may not use belt sanders, band saws, drill presses, grinders, lathes, or milling machines unless successfully evaluated for that specific equipment.
  • Level 2 users (JTA PS-M02) may use tools for Level 0, Level 1, and Level 2 (belt sanders, band saws, and drill presses) but may not use grinders, lathes, or milling machines unless successfully evaluated for that specific equipment.
  • Level 3 users (JTA PS-M03) may use tools for Level 0, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (grinders, lathes, and milling machines). Level 1, 2, and 3 users may make a request to have encoded access to NSLS-II machine shops provided (1) all training requirements for the assigned machine shop JTA are in compliance, and (2) approval is granted by the specific Machine Shop Supervisor (also known as the Cognizant Space Manager, or CSM, for the particular machine shop).

Requesting Use of a Machine Shop