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Director of Engineering

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

The Adjustable Bed division of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Director of Engineering to lead teams delivering new products and components for the Consumer Products Group focusing primarily on mechanical systems. 


L&P is the leading innovator in the sleep industry, with more than a century of experience helping people sleep better and more bedding technology patents than anyone else in the world. Our team provides space for you to grow your ideas and capacity, and values people who take a new eye to the way things have been done before. If you have experience managing new product development teams with positivity, and feel comfortable taking the big picture view and navigating the fine details of an engineered product, we are looking for you.  This position can be based in either Carthage, MO or Kansas City, MO.


Primary Duties:

  • Oversee engineering resources and align to business needs
  • Oversee engineering systems, identify improvements, and implement changes as needed
  • Focus design efforts on delivering cost effective, manufacturable solutions
  • Lead activities to identify and development new materials and technologies
  • Support component manufacturing and sourcing activities
  • Define engineering specifications and test protocols
  • Support new product production launch activities



  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar field required; advanced degree preferred
  • Demonstrated mechanical design experience; 7+ years preferred
  • Engineering supervision experience; 3+ years preferred
  • Component or product manufacturing experience preferred


Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and motivate technical people
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to prioritize short and long-term activities
  • Experience working with sales and operations in an engineering role
  • 3D modeling experience (SolidWorks or similar)


Who we are and what we offer


Our comprehensive benefits package includes: management incentive bonus, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, stock plans, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and more.

Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing company consists of more than 23,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 19 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what life is like here:


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