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Product Engineer

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt is seeking a Product Engineer to join our IDEA Center in Carthage, Missouri. Are you a naturally curious person who wants to understand how things work and find ways to improve how we sleep? Do you have experience taking products from inception to production and thrive in a hands-on environment? If so, we want to talk to you!

A few things you’ll be doing:

  • Take products from strategic concepts to market launch
  • Effectively manage development projects to meet both design and timeline requirements
  • Fully support manufacturing operations by preparing new products for a seamless handoff
  • Work closely with sales and product management to convert market demands and concepts into production-ready products
  • Proactively seek new materials, methods, and technologies with a focus toward products that provide distinct competitive advantage
  • Design Proof of Concept (POC) and assist in the construction of prototypes
  • Complete Design of Experiments (DOE). Compare and report product performance, cost, and development timelines
  • Assist legal counsel with the patent process
  • Provide input for the development of new testing procedures
  • Keep current knowledge of L&P product lines
  • Provide world class customer service for both internal and external customers
  • Provide management and executives with regular project updates
  • Fully support a safe working environment


What we’re looking for:

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or significant level of experience.  Study concentrations in design highly desirable
  • Diverse communication skill set to allow for effective interaction with a wide range of L&P positions and customers
  • Expert knowledge of MS Excel and SolidWorks. FEA knowledge beneficial
  • Demonstrable product design and development experience
  • Experience creating and interpreting product specifications and technical reports
  • Familiarization with manufacturing concepts
  • Proven track record of providing creative solutions and effective project management
  • Moderate travel, including international

Reasons you’ll love it here:


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.


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 more than 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


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