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Manufactruing Engineer (Machine Design Engineer)

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Manufacturing Engineer (Machine Design Engineer) within our Carthage, MO operation to help support our Automotive  business.  Did you know we are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of seating support and comfort systems for transportation manufacturers, as well as tier one and two suppliers within the automotive industry?  That’s right!  In fact, in 2019, we were named as one of GM’s “Supplier of the Year” recipients.  Our automotive products fall into four primary groups:  Seating and Lumbar support, Wireless Charging, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Manufacturing Engineer (Machine Design Engineer) you will have the opportunity to perform engineering work related to researching, designing, and developing equipment using electro-mechanical products and tools to develop and commission production equipment. Will collaborate with others to implement tools for production processes. Responsibilities include meeting production and quality objectives using effective technology techniques and quality materials. 

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

  • Designs machines and machine elements
  • Manages work project schedules and project budget
  • Programs Logic Controls application and utilizes other programming skills
  • Perform other duties as requested or as deemed appropriate
  • Conform with the environmental policy and procedures and with the requirements of the environmental management system


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

  • Bachelor of science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, technical related degree, or relevant work experience (Math skills including algebra, trigonometry, and analytical geometry, 2D and 3D solid modeling CADD drafting software)
  • Working knowledge of design and application for design of machine elements (problem solving techniques for stress analysis, pneumatic and hydraulic power systems design application, kinematics and mechanism concepts and design, ability to read, understand, and create engineering drawings, geometric dimensioning, and tolerance)
  • Electrical control system design and application (PLC, Servo/stepper motor application design and programming, working knowledge of robotic applications, working knowledge of PCs and MS Office application software)
  • Working knowledge of machine shop practices (ability to operate basic machining equipment given instruction)



Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.


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 Commitment to You

We’re proud of the fact that we are strongly rooted in being an inclusive, people-focused organization.  Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.

Leggett & Platt Inc. is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer


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