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

Router Operator: We’re hiring! Apply online today to become full time Aerospace Router Operator in the city of Huntington Beach, CA. 

The Router Operator 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!

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.  

  • 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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