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Mechanical Engineer Product Development

Araraquara, SP, Brazil
February 26, 2018

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Rodolfo Sala

Mechanical Engineer and Aerospace Professional

Summary of Qualifications

Mechanical Engineer with fifteen (15) years of experience in aerospace industry, designing, developing, testing, integrating and certifying mechanical systems, Significant background on hydromechanical systems such as landing gear and brake systems. Experience in troubleshooting and solving technical issues in emergency conditions (AOG). Acting as a coach for other junior engineers. Team player, focused to work with deadlines and targets, organized, self motivated and multi tasks experienced professional. Able to relocate and currently looking for new challenges on engineering position at a successful company. Areas of expertise: Aerospace Engineering, Product Development, Engineering, Mechanical Systems, Landing Gear System, Brake System (Wheels and Tires), Hydraulic System, Aerospace Components, Systems Engineering, Testing

Professional Experience

From December, 2010 up to now

EMBRAER Commercial and Executive Jets

Product Development Engineer

Responsible for specification, supplier’s selection, development, integration, testing and certification of the landing gear systems for the EMB 190/195 jets second generation program

(E2 aircrafts), focusing on safety, reliability, maturity, economy and sustainability.

Responsible for development, integration, testing and certification of the landing gear systems for the Legacy 500 and 450 aircrafts focusing on safety, reliability, maturity, economy and sustainability.

From April, 2001 to February, 2009

EMBRAER Executive Jets

Product Development Engineer (from November 2006 to February 2009)

Responsible for the specification, development, integration, testing and certification of the wheel, tires and brake system of EMB-505 (Phenom 300) program focusing on safety, reliability, maturity, economy and sustainability.

EMBRAER Military aircrafts

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (from April 2001 to November 2006)

Responsible for the development of Maintenance programs of mechanical and powerplant systems of several aircrafts models using MSG-3 methodology, focusing on dispatchability, maintenance costs reduction, interval improvements Education

Between 2005 and 2006: College of Industrial Engineering – Post Graduation Product Design – Technology and Management.

Rodolfo Sala 2

Between 1995 and 2000: College of Industrial Engineering – Graduation in Mechanical Engineering – Specialty: Design


Technical Mentoring at Aerodynamics (Embraer Program) – Introduction to aerodynamics concepts and training on modeling software – Panel Methods and CFD

Flight Safety (Embraer Program)



Portuguese (native)

English (TOEFL certificated – 2003)


Skills and Competencies

Full aircraft systems development (from concept up to certification phases) follow up and participation;

Certification authorities (ANAC, FAA, EASA) interaction;

Experience on certification reports preparation (system description, safety assessment, test proposal and test results) for certification processes accomplishment (FAR Part 25, CS-25 and RBAC 25);

Skilled on FTA preparation, considering 25.1309

Skilled in design and qualification testing of aerospace components, considering RTCA DO- 160, SAE AS4941, SAE AS 8755;

Significant knowledge of SAE and MIL standards;

Knowledge of SAE ARP 4754: definition, validation and verification of certification requirements;

Skilled in develop product modification based on service reports or customer demands and on troubleshooting activities, for flight test campaign (prototypes readiness), production line and in-service aircrafts

Manufacturing and repair process of aeronautical items knowledge

Significant decision-making skills and ability to prioritize plan effectively Personal Skills and Details

Self Motivated;

Team player

Excellent communication skills

Able to work under pressure and without supervision Rodolfo Sala

Alameda das Dálias, 342

06519-400 – Santana de Parnaíba

São Paulo – Brazil

Mobile phone: +55-11-981**-****

Home phone: +55-11-419*-****


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