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Production Supervisor Intern

Date: Jun 30, 2021

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt Branch One is seeking a Production Supervisor Intern to provide support for Branch leadership. This person will work alongside departments to ensure everyone is operating safely and maintaining Leggett’s high safety, quality, and production standards.  This role will work closely with Safety/Environmental Director, Customer Service, Human Resources, Maintenance Department, Quality Systems Department, and Master Scheduler to assist departments in daily operations.


If you love to communicate, solve problems and are interested in leading teams then this may be the role for you!


What you’ll do


  • Identify and stop processing of non-conformances related to products, processes
  • Make suggestions for improvement and verify the implementation of solutions
  • Know the location of and understand control plans and work instructions
  • Responsible for department housekeeping, organization, and scrap removal
  • Help create a positive work environment for employees
  • Review machines to suggest machine update/overhaul requirements



  • Inspect working areas of employees and maintain safe working environment
  • Assist in the proper procedures for accident reporting, methods and investigation
  • Support MSDS, blood borne pathogen, hearing conservation, OSHA standards, environmental and hazardous material programs, and other personnel programs
  • Assist with Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) process



  • Perform quality checks and ensure quality check stations are maintained daily
  • Ensure employees follow all quality programs in the departments
  • Ensure the department maintains Leggett’s quality compliance standards



  • Ensure all employees receive proper training, achieve each appropriate training level, and get any tools that they may need to do a good job
  • Ensure people in departments are working at highest efficiency potential
  • Assist will all necessary management paperwork by respective due dates
  • Support and improve inventory procedures
  • Ensure that preventive maintenance is performed correctly
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement opportunities within departments
  • Assist with special work/sales orders
  • Communicate with Master Production Scheduler and Shift Superintendent if quantities, methods, and product line are not in order or appear to be incorrect
  • Address problems utilizing factual data
  • Assist maintenance personnel with questions and work situation, as needed
  • Assist in organizing product flow in order to meet department and Branch goals


Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • Good communication skills and the ability to motivate employees.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team


Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree in Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Product familiarity, including the product structures



Who we are

Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) believes in hiring the very best.  For more than 137 years, we’ve credited our achievements to our employee-partners – creative, motivated people who foster an environment of success.  Today, we are known for our rewarding workplace and innovative products that are found all around you.  Our growing company is comprised of corporate offices, manufacturing facilities, R&D centers, and distribution warehouses across 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. For more information, please visit


Bright students are welcome and wanted in Doors, Leggett & Platt’s internship program. Our interns gain real experience, working on challenging projects alongside experienced teams.  For more information, please visit our careers site


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