Router Tender

Tend automatic tape routers to cut designs in woodstock.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Router Tenders do?

Tends automatic tape router to cut designs in woodstock: Lifts and positions stock in guides on bed of router. Secures stock to machine bed, using C-clamps. Turns dial to position cutterhead to begin cycle and starts router. Observes router during cycle to detect malfunctions, and notifies specified personnel when malfunctions occur. Blows wood shavings from router stock, using airhose. Unscrews C-clamps and lifts and stacks stock on handtruck.

Should I be a Router Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Line Tender, Router Setter, Wood Router, Wood Router Hand

    How to become a Router Tender

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