Craft: Assembly

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Senhor Euclides is the most senior carpenter at the De La Espada factory, and is in charge of the assembly department. He brings together components and sub-assemblies to create the recognisable forms of the final pieces. His work is varied, and includes gluing, joinery, the application of specialised materials, and precise hand-adjustments. He inspects the products as he works, rectifying any issues he may find. Once his work is complete, he passes the assembly on to the sanding team adjacent to his station.

With 30 years of experience, Senhor Euclides works with a calm confidence and engaged focus. The greatest challenge of his job is also what he finds the most enjoyable: the problem solving that is required for the development of new products. He works closely with the product development team to ensure every product reaches its full potential. This includes not only new products, but also the continual optimisation of existing products.

When he’s not working, he enjoys travelling, a bug planted in his 20s when he worked as a fisherman in countries including Norway, Canada, and South Africa. He often travels to the US to visit his sons in New Jersey, who relish the daily feasts of Portuguese food these visits bring. Central on the menu: fish, of course.

Photo credit: Carlos Teixeira