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Numerical Control Router Operator

Set up and operate numerical control router machines to rout parts.

What does a Numerical Control Router Operator do?

Sets up and operates numerical control router machine to rout parts, such as individual printed circuit boards from printed circuit panels or metal workpieces from sheet metal stock: Reviews setup instructions and specifications. Loads control media into computer console or enters commands to retrieve programmed control data. Selects and installs specified cutting tools into machine spindle or magazine. Positions and secures materials onto indexing table of machine. Enters commands to activate machine that automatically aligns indexing table and panels or metal stock under tool spindle and routs or notches materials, according to programmed instructions. Monitors machine operation and display readouts to detect malfunction. Measures dimensions of finished parts to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments. Notifies supervisor of machine malfunction or when parts do not conform to specifications. Cleans machine, using solvent, rag, and airhose. May perform maintenance and replace worn or damaged cutting tools, using handtools.