Master Machinist / Lead Safety and Equipment Trainer

 Scott Nelson
104 Spencer Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-2817

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I have been interested in how things work my whole life.
My favorite classes in school were Metal Shop, Wood Shop, and Electrical Shop.
I graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Delaware with an Electronics major.
I found automobiles fascinating, so I attended Automotive Training Center in Exton, PA, graduating as an Automotive Machinist.
After working as an Automotive Machinist / Engine Rebuilder for several years, I went to college and received a degree in Automotive Technology.
I worked as an Automobile Technician and business owner for many years.I started working in a conventional machine shop in the early90’s.
My previous job was at ATK in Elkton, MD where I machined rocket engine, missile defense, and other aerospace parts to very tight tolerances using manual and CNC machines.
I have been fascinated with rockets and space for many years, and it was very interesting to manufacture these parts.
I came to the University of Delaware in 2014 and currently enjoy passing on my knowledge and experience to the next generations.

Master Machinist / CAD – CAM Specialist

Jeff Ricketts
104 Spencer Laboratory
Phone: (302) 831-2817

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Graduated from Cecil County School of Technology with a Machining certificate in 1993.
Studied Mechanical Engineering at Del Tech 1999.
Received my Journeyman’s papers from the state of Pennsylvania in 2001.
I started working in my family’s fabrication shop when I was 10, where I learned welding and sheet metal fabrication.
I started working in a machine shop in 1991 and have worked in the medical, defense, automotive and aerospace industries.                    I have been with the University since 2012 working in the Engineering machine shop located in Colburn labs.
I enjoy teaching machining ,welding and fabrication techniques.
My hobbies include restoring antique cars, building race cars, tinsmithing, restoring early structures and furniture.

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