Aerospace Router Operator

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Employment Type: Full time Category: Aerospace Job Number: [CY] Router Operator - Galleys Pay Rate: $14.00 - $16.00 / hr

Founded in 1972, Helpmates is an award-winning leader in delivering workforce solutions across Southern California. We partner with some of the industries leading companies to bring you the best career opportunities.  

We are currently looking for a full time Aerospace Router Operator in the city of Huntington Beach, CA. 

Guides, assists and supports co-workers; performs set ups and operates a CNC routing machine to cut slots, grooves, designs, or recesses in panels by performing the following duties:

  • Promotes cooperation and positive communication with co-workers.
  • Assists supervisor/leadperson with the preparation and organization of work schedules.
  • Maintains an adequate supply of tools and hardware supplies, as needed.
  • Updates and edits programs to include anchor stops and locating holes for far side routing.
  • Investigates all changes to panel programs prior to their release to production.
  • Ensures that routing programs are written to minimize waste of raw materials.
  • Lifts, positions, and removes panels from machines or assembly area.
  • Studies engineering drawings, samples, and written specifications to confirm size, depth, and location of cuts to be made.
  •      Selects and installs router bits in spindle chucks according to specifications.
  • Nails panel to jig, inserts pin in guide-hole of machine table, and places jig over guide pin, on movable table of machine.
  • Starts machine to feed panel into rotating bit.
  • Moves panel under bit, following guidelines, lines, or slots in jig, to cut specified slots, designs, grooves, or recesses in stock panel.
  • Arranges routed panels for assembly per engineering drawing and work order instructions.
  • Keeps production panels labeled and organized in the work area.
  • Picks up and trucks scrap from work areas.
  • Cleans work area, machines, tools, and equipment.
  • Verifies unit dimensions and insert placement prior to sending panel to bonding.
  • Works at different workstations as production needs require.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

1st Shift 6:00am - 2:30pm

  • Must have a sensitivity to safety regulations and requirements.
  • Must be able to teach, guide and direct other assemblers who may need assistance.
  • Must be able to interpret engineering drawings and teach co-workers how to interpret them.
  • Must know how to read and use a tape measure and caliper.
  • Must be able to self-inspect personal work and correct discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to effectively control and manipulate various pneumatic and hand tools such as drills, hammer, screwdrivers, clamps, pliers, knives and razor blades.
  • Understands the concept of utilizing work orders.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in interpreting Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in conducting an effective meeting.
  • Must meet or exceed current training requirements.
  • Must be willing to be available to assist in other areas of the company, as directed by lead or supervisor.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred, but not required. 
  • Minimum of twenty-four (24) months experience as a router operator or machinist.
  • Ability to understand documents such as engineering drawings, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Helpmates offers the best employee benefits in the industry!

  • Weekly Pay
  • Incentive Pay (1 Week Worth of Pay)
  • Holiday Pay
  • ACA Medical Benefits
  • Sick Pay
  • 401K
  • Unlimited Referral Payouts


How to Apply:  Apply online or visit us at our office listed below, We Welcome Walk-Ins!


6101 Ball Road, Suite 101

Cypress, CA  90630


$$$$$$$$$$$$$    $100.00 Refer a Friend  Bonus Program*    $$$$$$$$$$$$$

Helpmates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws , including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).


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