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Mechanic Richard

Mechanic Richard "Dicky" Edwards repairs part of a crane in the WHOI machine shop in 2007.  The crane is used for launching and recovering the Jason remotely operated vehicle. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Contact our Mechanical Engineer, Bob McCabe for design assistance, then submit a work order.

The Mechanical Shop consists of three different groups.

Instrument Group
The Instrument group is a fully equipped prototype machine shop with three-axis CNC milling capability and a CNC lathe. Its function is to design, (or assist with the design of), construct, modify, and repair precision components or assemblies of oceanographic instrumentation. The staff consists of highly experienced experimental machinists who are knowledgeable about the stresses induced by the oceanographic environment. Shipboard needs are also addressed when equipment repairs or installations are required on WHOI's fleet of vessels. This group can handle complex shaping and turning operations on ferrous and non-ferrous materials. In addition, complete capabilities, including welding, exist for fabrication of plastic components. A satellite shop resides at Clark South.

Mechanical Group
The Mechanical group staff has skilled mechanics who accomplish heavy repairs and installation of shipboard equipment including engines, generators, and winches. They assist with shore-side repair of the Institution's physical plant. Our mechanics assist the scientific staff with heavy construction of such scientific apparatus as mooring structures, dredges, and core samplers and lend a hand to the machinists by rough machining components.

Welding Group
The Welding group's capabilities include the ability to cut, form, and weld a wide variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Heavily involved in shipboard repairs, installations, and cruise preparation , our welders are Mil-Std certified for shipboard pipe welding. Ultra-precision and delicate work is also part of this group's expertise as exhibited by the miniaturized welding done for stainless steel tubing on mass spectrometers. This shop is located in the Iselin building in the Village.

  Name Position Location Phone Email
  Robert McCabe Mechanical Shop Supervisor Iselin 262 (508) 289-2612
  Dan McGovern Facilities Services Coordinator Iselin 141 (508) 289-2713
  Geoffrey Ekblaw Lead Welder Iselin 140 (508) 289-2716
  Paul Keith Senior Welder Iselin 140 (508) 289-2716
  Anthony Delane Senior Welder Iselin 140 (508) 289-2716
  James Brown  Lead Machinist Iselin 233 (508) 289-2245
  David Hamblin Senior Machinist Iselin 233 (508) 289-2245
  Mark L. St. Pierre Experimental Machinist Clark South 185 (508) 289-2973
  Scott Celeste Senior Machinist Iselin 233 (508) 289-2245
  Timothy Smith Machinist Iselin 233 (508) 289-2245
  Chris Rheaume Machinist Iselin 233 (508) 289-2245
  Don A. Collasius Machinist Iselin 233 (508) 289-2245
  Jeff Hood Lead Mechanic Iselin 144 (508) 289-2255
  Timothy Kling Mechanic Iselin 143 (508) 289-2716
  Vic Miller Mechanic Iselin 144 (508) 289-2255
  Douglas Handy Mechanic Iselin 144 (508) 289-2255
  Brian Durante Mechanic Iselin 144 (508) 259-2255
  Richard Edward Jr. Mechanic (1/2 Time) Iselin 144 (508) 289-2255
  Joseph Harvey Shop Services Assistant Iselin 144 (508) 289-2255

Last updated: June 30, 2014

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