Slot Router

Cut slots for attaching molding on tabletops.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Slot Routers do?

Cuts slots for attaching molding on tabletops, using portable power router: Pushes tabletop from pallet onto worktable. Reads work order to ascertain dimensions and position of slot. Selects and inserts router tool in chuck of router, using wrench. Adjusts guide stop and base plate for depth and position of slot, using rule, and secures item in place, using wing nuts. Positions router on tabletop with guide against edge and starts router. Moves router around periphery of tabletop to cut slot. Pushes slotted tabletop onto rollers of conveyor. Cleans work area.

Should I be a Slot Router?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Slot Router

    Most Slot Routers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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