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From apprentice to section manager, Felipe Roberto Pavao has seen it all. Felipe began his career at the age of 18 with Caterpillar, and has been working for the company ever since. He has held job roles such as: apprentice, welder, quality analyst, and today serves as a Section Manager in the Piricicaba facility.

Felipe’s interest in Caterpillar began at a young age, and when it came time to choose a career path, his father, encouraged him to apply. After he took the first step in applying, Felipe said he was fascinated throughout the recruitment process to see the size, structure, process and the how the employees were engaged and proud to be part of the team.  But, Felipe credits his peers and other Caterpillar employees for his desire to remain with the company after all these years. Felipe says he loves the leadership opportunities within the company and enjoys further developing those on his team of 30, which he credits as the most exciting and challenging part of his job.

“What I love most about Caterpillar is to see the growth of the people I lead and how they are turning into better professionals.”

Felipe’s current job as a Section Manager in the Quality area requires him to have technical skills, know the full process of fabrication, painting, assembly, tests, and be able to communicate effectively with other areas.

Work life balance is valued at Caterpillar, and outside of work Felipe enjoys a variety of hobbies and activities such as: spending time with family, running, going to the gym, reading, volunteering, and traveling.

From apprentice to section manager, our culture, is made possible by each employee’s contribution. Person by person, we create the environment we work in, and we are proud of the Caterpillar we’ve built. 

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