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Mechanical Engineer

Date: Dec 1, 2021

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt, Inc. is seeking a Mechanical Engineer for our Product Development team in our Adjustable Bed Division.  In this role, you will develop innovative product concepts, create functional prototypes, validate design solutions, participate in project teams, and support processes to transition your ideas into reality.  You will have the opportunity to engage with many areas of the business unit including Sales, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality.  This position can be located in either our Lenexa, KS or Carthage, MO offices.


What you’ll do:

  • Design and develop innovative concepts for electro-mechanical adjustable beds utilizing a combination of 3D modeling, conventional prototyping, and rapid prototyping processes.
  • Research alternative materials and develop novel product designs using those materials
  • Validate designs using Analytical Calculations, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Design of Experiments (DOE) to ensure design robustness to meet product requirements
  • Conduct competitor product benchmarking and monitor industry trends
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and suppliers to develop new concepts
  • Support complete system level and component level testing to validate product designs meet project goals
  • Present proposals, results, and recommendations to project teams, senior leadership, and customers


What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant Engineering or STEM field
  • 5+ years of product design and development engineering experience
  • Successful experience in machine design and materials science
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD software tools, preferably SolidWorks and Product Data Management (PDM) software tools, preferably SolidWorks PDM Pro.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, at times with limited notice
  • Strong presentation, communication, and project management skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Commitment to lifelong learning


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 22,000 employee-partners in 142 manufacturing facilities located in 23 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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