Day in the Life of Mechanical Engineer Sarita Kuppili

Sarita Kuppili is a SWE Member and Mechanical Engineer at Caterpillar who designs the track chain that helps move excavators and other machines.
Day in the Life of Mechanical Engineer Sarita Kuppili

Sarita Kuppili is a long-term SWE member and a Mechanical Engineer – find out how she got there, the type of projects she’s working on, and how you can #BeThatEngineer!

Day in the Life of Mechanical Engineer Sarita Kuppili
Sarita Kuppili, Mechanical Engineer, Caterpillar

By Sarita Kuppili, Mechanical Engineer, Caterpillar

I am a Mechanical Engineer working at Caterpillar Inc. as Engineering Team Lead. I design the track chain that helps move the Excavators and track type tractor machines. I manage several projects that support new product introduction, cost management, and continuous product improvement to meet customer requirements.

Sarita KuppiliAs part of my job, I travel to countries like China, Italy, Korea, Japan, India and France. I use math, science and apply basic design processes and problem solving methods in my everyday work. The machines we design help build infrastructure, mining, support disaster relief, and protect environment projects around the world. I love my job, knowing that I make a difference, can travel and experience different cultures, and am paid well to support my loving family.

Please email me at to know more about me, my job or for any other questions. Looking forward to hearing from enthusiast SWENexters!

About SWENext

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