Profession router operator

Router operators set up and operate multi-spindle routing machines, in order to hollow-out or cut various hard materials such as wood, composites, aluminium, steel, plastics; and others, such as foams. They are also able to read blueprints to determine cutting locations and specific sizes.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Maintain router machinery

    Maintain machinery and equipment for cutting various hard materials, to ensure that it is clean and in safe, working order. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and adjust when necessary, using hand and power tools.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

  • Dispose of cutting waste material

    Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Check quality of raw materials

    Check the quality of basic materials used for the production of semi-finished and finished goods by assessing some of its characteristics and, if needed, select samples to be analysed.

  • Operate router machinery

    Operate machines and equipment used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminium, steel, plastics and foams.

Optional knowledge and skills

manipulate plastic manufacturing of sports equipment apply a protective layer metal smoothing technologies manufacturing of daily use goods program a cnc controller carry out measurements of parts weigh materials types of wood repair router machinery sand wood set up the controller of a machine pack goods types of metal types of plastic troubleshoot monitor stock level use cad software manipulate wood inspect quality of products record production data for quality control