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Time Study Intern

Date: Jul 10, 2021

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt


We make life more comfortable.


Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.


Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.


From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.


Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Time Study Intern to take on a lean manufacturing project within our L&P Automotive facility in Carthage, Missouri. If you are a student wanting to get some hands-on experience with lean principles this may be the role for you!


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. 


What you’ll be doing:

  • Making a time and motion study with video
  • Identify process waste based on a Value Stream analysis
  • Use data to propose countermeasures
  • Convert customer-based tack time to cycle time
  • Determine workforce per shift needs for varying production batch sizes
  • Make a line balancing activity
  • Make a SMED workshop


A few things you’ll need:

  • On track to graduate with a degree in Industrial Engineering or a related field
  • Understanding of 8 types of waste
  • Understanding of what a Value Stream Analysis involves


Things we consider a plus:

  • Desire to be hands-on, out on the floor, and not behind a computer all day


Who we are and what we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, stock plans, employee discounts, and more.


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 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here:


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