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.

Alternative label

  • cnc router setter

  • cnc router tender

  • router tender

  • CNC router setter

  • multi-spindle routing machine operator

  • multi-spindle routing machine tender

  • router operative

  • router setter

  • multi-spindle routing machinist

  • multi-spindle routing machine operative

  • CNC router operative

  • CNC router operator

  • cnc router operative

  • CNC router tender

  • multi-spindle routing machine setter

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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