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Controls Engineer - GSG

Date: Mar 30, 2023

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Controls Engineer within our GSG/Machinery team to help support our business. Did you know we have been revolutionizing the sleep industry since 1883? That’s right! In fact, we hold the original patent on a spiral steel coil bedspring, filed way back in 1885. Since then, we have been an industry leader in guaranteeing you get the best sleep possible. If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


For more information about our GSG (Global Systems Group), please visit 


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


  • Collaboratively design, test, and, troubleshoot new components for new and existing machines
  • Work cross-functionally amongst all Leggett brands (bedding, furniture, automotive, etc..)
  • Design electrical circuits and build prototypes to prove concepts
  • Program various PLC;s (i.e. Phoenix, IDEC, A-B, Mitsubishi, etc.),
  • Program in IEC 61131


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


  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting servo systems, electro-mechanical systems, and test engineering
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical departments
  • Self-motivation, organization, and attention to detail
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally, and communicate and interact effectively with customers and suppliers
  • 2-3 years of Electrical Engineering experience
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally, and communicate and interact effectively with customers and suppliers


Things we consider a plus:


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) preferred


What to Do Next

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for! Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team. Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


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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