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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Carthage, MO, United States

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Manufacturing Engineer (Controls 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 (Controls Engineer) you will be responsible for the smooth operation and integration of the coordinated machines and robots in our automated manufacturing environment. Not only new processes but also existing processes are continuously reviewed, and improvement measures are implemented in close cooperation with adjacent areas. You will also be a standard member of core teams, bring in their knowledge and expertise in early stages of process and machine development and design to meet our customer's needs.

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

  •  Collaboratively design, test, and troubleshoot new components for new and existing machines
  • Control and Coordinate improvement projects with outside vendors, internal engineering, and maintenance
  • Work cross-functionally amongst all Leggett brands and plants
  • Design electrical circuits and build prototypes to prove concepts
  • Program various PLC’s, primarily A-B, and function in multiple ladder logic programs
  • Program and work with Cognex vision systems and Fanuc robotics systems



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
  • Project management and timeline development skills
  • 2-3 years electrical wiring and troubleshooting experience
  • 2-3 years of PLC and Ladder Logic experience
  • 2-3 years of Electrical Engineering experience
  • Knowledge of Fanuc robots


Things we consider a plus:

  •  Supervisor and/or Manager experience preferred
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) preferred

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.


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