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CAD Designer/Drafter

Date: Nov 5, 2021

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt, Inc. is seeking a CAD Designer/Drafter for our Product Development team in the Adjustable Bed Division.  In this role, you will be responsible for preparing working plans and detail drawings from rough or detailed sketches, solid models, prototypes, or notes. Additional responsibilities may include creating 3D models for projects as directed by engineers or management, provide alternate design concepts, resolving project design issues, and working with engineers and engineering technicians on project development. This role may also require the use of FEA and simulation software to analyze prototype designs. This position will be located at the IDEA Center in Carthage, MO.


What you’ll do:

  • Produce CAD drawings for new or improved products using departmental standards.
  • Make sketches or final drawings check dimension of parts, the materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to the whole structure or project.
  • Create, organize, and publish complete drawing packages along with Bill Of Materials (BOMs) to meet project deliverables and due dates.
  • Evaluate design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
  • Collaborate with drafting and engineering teammates on best methods of drafting and CAD practices.
  • Assist project engineers in setting up complete prototype or production units to test design proposals.
  • Ensure drawings meet procedural, technical, and customer specific requirements.


Create 3D models to aid in project design or for use in specialized projects as directed by engineering or management.


  • Analyze data and designs using FEA software on solid models before prototyping.
  • Participate in engineering and manufacturing teams to investigate and resolve problems with existing designs or drawings.
  • Provide alternate design concepts or suggestions to improve existing and new designs.


What you’ll need:

  • Two-year CAD certification from an accredited college or technical school or a minimum of 5 years of relevant drafting experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years drafting experience utilizing SolidWorks.
  • Proficient with measurement tools such as calipers, micrometers, scale, and tape measures.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks and able to model sheet metal and build large assemblies.


Who we are and what we offer


Our comprehensive benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, stock plans, 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 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here:


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