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Manufacturing Planner / Estimator

Date: Mar 26, 2023

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We make life more comfortable.


Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.


From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.


Learn more about the history of Leggett:




The world leader in bedding technology.


Leggett & Platt has been the driving force in bedding components technology since inventing the bedspring in 1885. Now, we own more mattress industry patents than anyone in the world.


Springs, foam, adjustable beds, machinery – our Bedding businesses design, produce, and supply innovative sleep solutions that help you rest comfortably.


Learn more about Bedding Components: L&P Bedding Group


Leggett & Platt Machine Products is currently seeking a Planner / Estimator.  This will be a full-time position.


Candidates should possess machining experience with the ability to determine the best manufacturing method for a variety of components, and familiarity with processes including heat treating, grinding, plating, and other post machining operations for costing purposes is a plus.  A candidate should understand work-holding and tooling methods; have a working knowledge of various metals, tool steels, and castings; the ability to analyze drawings to determine the most efficient and cost-effective manner for production; able to quote fabricated and welded components; and the capability of estimating the cycle time of each operation. Strong knowledge and commitment to quality and Continuous Improvement as well as strong computer, math, and analytical skills are required. Candidates should be self-motivated, goal oriented and possess excellent customer service skills. The ability to work independently while having a cooperative attitude and the ability to work effectively with teams is a must. Excellent communication, organizational, written, and verbal skills are essential. 


Leggett & Platt offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, discount stock, 401K, vacation, holidays, tuition reimbursement. 


If you’re ready for a change and are looking to become part of one of the area’s most progressive facilities, please submit your resume/application to:  Human Resources, Leggett & Platt Machine Products, 1129 W. Fairview, Carthage, MO 64836.


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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