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Engineer Mechanical

Cottage Grove, Minnesota, United States
October 13, 2016

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Robert LaBore 651-***-****

Woodbury, MN, *****


Results-driven engineer in product and project development and launch from conception to end of life. Strong skills in project planning, root cause failure analysis, driving corrective actions upstream and cross functional team work. Strengths include solid communications, problem solving skills and the ability to adapt quickly to change.

Six Sigma Project Management New Product Introduction

Design Reviews Data Mining Strong Organizational Skills

CAPA 8D Risk Management


Seagate Technology, Bloomington, MN 1987 - 2016

Quality Assurance Staff Engineer 1996 - 2016

Collaborated with cross-functional teams reporting to executive management the component level root cause failure analysis of field return, customer integration and outgoing internal reliability testing of our recording heads to identify any gaps in the technology not being currently addressed as well as to access our current outgoing DPPM, (defective part per million), and ARR, (annualized return rates). Drafted action plans and led meetings with department executives to highlight reliability testing results on new product launches in order to ensure we met time to market metrics. Validated back to the team on all fix effectiveness efforts resulting from the corrective actions taken from the initial reliability testing to ensure the root cause was addressed.

Assigned upstream corrective actions through root cause failure analysis that resulted in the company achieving 80% or better in our RQC customer scorecard metric for all five drive market segments which lead to higher product demand and lower warranty costs.

Accomplished zero excursions to drive launch and end customer.

Demonstrated quarter to quarter cost savings, improved yields, reduced cycle times and higher customer scores.

Validated corrective actions were able to be leveraged across multiple product platforms increasing the company’s quality ranking with key customers.

Contributed on product and technology FMEAs and six sigma projects to address technology gaps.

Staff Engineer (On-Site Liaison) 1994 - 1996

Worked as the sole Seagate liaison stationed at our largest OEM customer in Boise, ID. Developed, coordinated, and facilitated all aspects of a 25 employee on-site rework operation. Conferred with customer engineers and other personnel to implement product changes and updates, resolve production issues, and provide technical support to new product development.

Saved the customer critical lead time and significant costs by having a local rework facility; resulting in quicker time to market.

Integrated customer changes via the rework operation in order to pilot test potential design and process changes locally for faster verification.

Distinguished myself as a technical expert in a highly complex technical environment.

Robert LaBore 651-***-**** Page Two

Senior / Staff Continuation Engineer 1987 - 1994

Managed the new product teams that designed, developed, coordinated, and dealt with all aspects of new product introduction for several of our OEM thin film head customers; both locally and internationally to the offshore production facility. Executed all cost, quality and qualification requirements to ensure a seamless transition between the domestic site and the offshore volume site till end of life.

Integrated New Product Introduction (NPI) activities, resulting in millions in revenue.

Addressed all technical issues during overseas qualification resulting in 100% on time product launch.


BS – Design Technology

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI


BCMS (Business Continuity Management System) ISO 22301 Certified

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