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Product Engineer Intern

Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., want your brain. We are searching for a Product Engineering Intern to challenge your brain that has been gnawing at you to pursue something big! The Product Engineering Intern will work within our Mechanical Engineering team to help support our Research and Development  business.  We are looking for highly motivated students who value teamwork, innovation, product design, and attention to detail.


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As a Product Engineering Intern you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively on challenging projects within a dynamic team environment.  Internship activities can run the gamut of a product lifecycle: exploration, design, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing. You will work with engineering mentors based on your ability, skills, and interests. Our interns are expected to roll up their sleeves and jump in from day one — some  have even been included on patents.


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

  • Major in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 40 credit hours or more towards Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Experience in 3D modeling, including SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro/E, etc.
  • Student design project experience a plus
  • Strong mechanical aptitude


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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