Our Team

Jesse Alvarado

President and Owner

661-945-8826 ext. #1

In 1989, Jesse opened shop in his own garage, while continuing his regular job. In 1992, after seven years with his second employer and three years in his garage, Jesse rented a 1,200 square ft space in Lancaster, California, and opened shop as J&R Machine Works. Outgrowing two spaces within two years, he built a 3,100 sq ft shop which now houses 12 employees, running 14 CNCs and assorted support equipment. He later added a 600 sq ft building for metrology and administrative office space.

Robert Alvarado

Shop Foreman

661-94-8826 ext. #2

Apprenticing under Jesse Alvarado, Robert has been working in a machine shop since he was 16. Now with 15 years of experience, Robert leads the daily operations of the shop floor.

Maria Alvarado



A founding member of J&R Machine Works, Maria has been with the company since it's inception.

Jonathan Varela

Quality Control Manager

661-945-8826 ext. #4

Jonathan oversees all quality and metrology operations. He ensures that all the parts made at J&R are made to the highest of quality standards.

Jose "Pepe" Ruis

Shop Foreman (Milling)


Christy Alvarado