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Design Engineer

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: Beulaville, NC, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We make life more comfortable.


Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.


From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.


Learn more about the history of Leggett:


Precision Hydraulic Cylinders


Precision Hydraulic Cylinders is committed to providing comprehensive design, service, and support to OEM’s during all phases of development, testing, and production to ensure smooth integration and superior product performance.


As leading providers of a wide variety of hydraulic cylinders, we operate within a global marketplace. Offering all our OEM clients a customized solution, we pride ourselves on being able to tailor what we do to meet the changing needs of our clients. Whether you need a change in volume or a tighter deadline, we will always do our utmost to get the job done to the highest possible standard.


Learn more about Precision Hydraulic Cylinders:


As a Design Engineer, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with OEM customers to design products for their needs.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by expanding our customer base and fulfilling their unique needs.  The team you will be working with is laid back, but hard-working, and values creative innovation.


So, what will you be doing as a Design Engineer?

  • Design, develop, and maintain hydraulic cylinders utilizing software tools and engineering methods
  • Generate and maintain, component and general arrangement drawings including product specifications, BOMs, methods of manufacturing, and product documentation
  • Perform design analysis, calculations, tolerancing, stack-up analysis, and others by applying proper engineering guidelines and industry standards
  • Create and/or maintain Engineering Masters and IDs in the ERP system
  • Support with Engineering Change Order process, including technical assessments, implementation, and notification
  • Ensure compliance with the industry’s safety standards
  • Research new product ideas and improved designs
  • Analyze prototype validation and test data
  • Write detailed reports and maintain accurate records
  • Lead and/or participate in design reviews.
  • Lead and/or participate in Design FMEA for new development and/or improved products
  • Apply value engineering and DFMA methods for new product development and improved designs
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to support other groups incusing Industrial Engineering, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, Customer Support, and account managers


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • BS in Mechanical/Design Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical design or similar role(s)
  • Advanced proficiency in 3D CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, NX, Pro-E)
  • A working knowledge of GD&T.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word and Excel as communication and analysis tools.
  • Self-motivated
  • Creative thinkers with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Be able to work well in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task – effectively manage and prioritize simultaneous demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Things we consider a plus

  • Experience in structural FEA and CFD
  • Experience with Hydraulic Cylinders

What to Do Next

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Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.

  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.

Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!

We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.

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