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Reliability Engineer Intern

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Reliability Engineering Intern within our US Spring division 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 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 Reliability Engineer Intern, you will have the opportunity to help the overall efficiency and reliability of the facility by ensuring parts/machines are operating in compliance with the company’s standards. Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by improving processes to increase efficiencies. The team you will be working with is close-knit and values the importance of challenging work.

So, what will you be doing as a Reliability Engineer Intern?

  • Learn and understand the key fundamentals of Leggett and Platt’s Total Productive Manufacturing process.
  • Collect and analyze part and equipment failure data from CMMS.
  • Utilize techniques like FMEA, RCA, and fault tree to identify problems.
  • Develop testing procedures and specifications for various components or systems.
  • Work closely with engineers, vendors, technicians, and maintenance staff to revise designs, develop rebuild procedures, maintenance process or other procedures to improve equipment safety, quality, maintainability, and reliability.
  • Calculate return on investment for various reliability solutions.
  • Work with production locations to deployed best practices and reliability solutions.

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

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in: Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Operations Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Things we consider a plus:

  • Self-starter/takes initiative.
  • Desire to grow and take on new challenges and opportunities.
  • Can work independently and in teams.
  • Ability to interact well with people from diverse backgrounds and be adaptive to different communication styles and personalities.
  • Ability to train hourly partners on process changes/improvements

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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