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Product Engineer

Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Product Engineer at our IDEA Center to help support our Bedding 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 bedspring, 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 Product Engineer, you will have the opportunity to be creative and solve problems taking products from inception to completion creating the next generation of bedding.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by leveraging your talents to ensure our products keep us positioned as the industry leader.  The team you will be working with is fun, collaborative, innovative, and values the challenge of continually improving our product offerings.   


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

  • Take products from strategic concepts to production-ready
  • Apply engineering talents 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 on products that provide a distinct competitive advantage
  • Design Proof of Concept (POC) and assist in the construction of prototypes
  • 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 with regular project updates
  • Fully support a safe working environment
  • Less than 25% travel as needed



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

  • A naturally curious mind and an understanding of how things work
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to work with cross-functional departments
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, specifically Excel and SolidWorks
  • Experience in product design and development conducive to manufacturing processes
  • Ability to create and interpret product specifications and technical reports
  • Proven track record of providing creative solutions


Things we consider a plus:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or an engineering-related discipline


Reasons You’ll Love It Here

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.


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 Commitment to You

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.

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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