Q: If I want to use both light and heavy machines, do I need to fill out both permits?
A: If you plan on using light machines (drill press, band saw, sander, grinder) in conjunction with your heavy machining, a light machining work permit does NOT need to be filled out.
Q: Do I need a light work permit even if I just need to drill one hole?
A: Yes, ALL work done in the PML requires a work permit. You are required to fill out a work permit, even if it is a quick job.
Q: Why do I need to fill out a light work permit if it’s automatically approved?
A: Light work permits help us quantify usage of the PML and student needs. If you would like to see the PML expand, do your part by filling out the light work permit.
Q: When will my heavy work permit be approved?
A: Heavy work permits will be approved Monday thru Friday ONLY. Requests submitted after 12PM on Friday will not be approved until Monday.
Q: How do I know when my heavy work permit has been approved?
A: Work permit approval is reflected here: PML Work Permit Approval .
Q: Who approves heavy work permits?
A: Peter Szczesniak and Joseph Valdez will approve heavy work permits, and will sign off using their initials on the front end. Student shop workers do NOT approve heavy work permits.
Q: How long does a work permit last?
A: Approved work permits will last up to one month. If your work requires a longer, rolling permit, speak to Peter Szczesniak.
Q: How do I submit my engineering drawing?
A: Engineering drawings for heavy machining work permits must be submitted to MEAMshop@gmail.com, with a properly formatted title block. The form of the subject line should be:
LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MM/DD/YY, PML Work Permit Engineering Drawing
Failure to comply with these instructions will result in a delay in processing your work request.
Q: Why was my work permit declined?
A: Some reasons for declined work permits are incorrectly formatted/poorly drawn engineering drawings, lack of access to machines, inability to support the work involved (materials or volume). Other reasons will be denoted in the shop staff comments.