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Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jun 5, 2022

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Mechanical Engineer within our Engineering team to help support our Adjustable Bed business. Did you know we have been revolutionizing the sleep industry since 1883? That’s right! In fact, we hold the original patent on a spiral steel coil bed spring, filed way back in 1885.

Since then, we have been an industry leader in guaranteeing you get the best sleep possible. If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Mechanical Engineer you will have the opportunity to design, plan, organize, integrate, and complete engineering projects. Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by having direct input on design and development and product improvements through VA/VE efforts. The team you will be working with is close knit and collaborative, and values innovative and creative thinking.


At this point, you’re probably thinking, this sounds great, right?! But wait there’s more. 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.

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


  • Work on VA/VE design improvements to current product lineup.
  • Support sourcing, Programs, Operations, and Warranty projects.
  • Design Adjustable bed base assemblies, individual components within the adjustable base. Prepare engineering models for the drafting process as well as perform FEA analysis.
  • Responsibilities include product design improvements and cost downs, creating prototype models and drawings, creating production models and drawings along with models and drawings for tradeshow samples, and product testing.
  • Follow project plans and assist in the implementation of a project. Work closely with the Project Manager and the Engineering Manager. Oversee and track the prototype process of the project through the shop, and testing activities per internal and external customer requirements. Be familiar with DFMEA’s and be involved in that process.
  • Maintain project schedules to ensure timely completion.
  • Review product drawings for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer requirements.
  • Evaluate design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Consult with senior level engineers on the best methods of designing new products while addressing the manufacturing process and any warranty concerns.
  • Work in a team environment, contribute to other Engineers designs.


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering.
  • 2‐5 years of experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools.
  • Demonstrate experience on a Solid Modeling CAD system preferably SolidWorks, along with Product Data Management (PDM).


Things we consider a plus


  • Innovation ‐ Possessing original thinking and creativity. Presenting ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Product Design – Design products for the consumer market with the ability to demonstrate and give examples of designs.
  • Resourcefulness – Overcoming obstacles and constructing ideas for producing exceptional results.
  • Creativity – Generating creative solutions and being able to translate concepts and information into images.
  • Teamwork – Balancing team and individual responsibilities, giving and receiving feedback, and supporting everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Familiar with DOE (Design of Experiments) and design for six sigma.

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.


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.


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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