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Mechanical Engineer - GSG

Date: Dec 6, 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 Machinery 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 caollaborate with others to design, test, and troubleshoot new components 


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. 


For more information about our GSG (Global Systesm Group), please visit 


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

  • Design mechanical systems and build prototypes to prove concepts
  • Be knowledgeable in designing coordinated motion systems
  • Perform engineering calculations
  • Knowledgeable in FE modeling
  • Create and revise detailed drawings and bill of materials
  • Ensure component introduction and change management activities are effectively completed and communicated
  • Prepare test procedures and protocols for technicians
  • Document test results and generate high level summary reports
  • Work with others outside of engineering (i.e. manufacturing, purchasing, vendors, etc.)
  • Review product design for compliance with safety standards
  • Knowledgeable in MS Office (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledgeable in 3D modeling (i.e. SolidWorks)


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools.
  • Demonstrate experience in many of the listed responsibilities 
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally, and communicate and interact effectively with customers and suppliers 
  • Hands on experience in troubleshooting electro-mechanical systems, test engineering
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical departments
  • Self motivated, organized, attentive to detail


Things we consider a plus


  • 2‐3 years of Mechanical Engineering experience 


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 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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