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Systems Engineer - Electronics

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Detroit, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Systems Engineer - Electronics within our Automotive business.  Did you know we are the world's leading designer and manufacturer of seating support and comfort systems for OEMs, as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 within the automotive industry globally?  That's right!  Our automotive products fall into five primary groups: Seating and Lumbar support, Electronics and Software, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives. 


As a Systems Engineer, you will have the opportunity to lead highly diversified team that will focus on innovation and product development.  In this exciting, highly impactful senior leadership role, you and your team will lead evolution of our automotive business’ current product suite in accordance with and understanding of automotive technology trends.  You will work with a highly motivated team of cross functional experts to achieve collective success in positioning the company for long term growth.  This position will be on a Hybrid schedule.


As a Product Engineer, you will support the  project team by review, design, development and integration of electronic systems including hardware, software and requirements integration/analysis.


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


  • Cascade company vision/mission beliefs, behaviours and safety vision to reporting teams and acknowledge team members evidencing support.
  • Complete various engineering efforts to design, prototype and validate product design solutions in support of customer and internal core team timing requirements.
  • Maintain regular contact with customers on technical issues, and lead efforts to ensure understanding of their needs and resulting delivery of commitments from Leggett & Platt.
  • Active participation on program core teams with proactive presentation of defined engineering deliverables defined in the APD portion of the C2P process.
  • Develop engineered product solutions to meet customer needs through requirements analysis, system integration, development and validation.
  • Establish and maintain adequate records of technical information, process methods/std’s., design and program details/info., and records to support/procure reliable patent actions.
  • Ensure products are reviewed for best practice from a Design for assembly (DFA) and Design for Ergonomics (DFE) perspective to ensure design delivery to product cost targets.
  • Ensures all needed compliance and audit deliverables are met.


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


  • University level Bachelor of Engineering degree or validated equivalent in the appropraite field of Engineering.
  • Preferred 2 years experience in an automotive electronic system engineering role.
  • Experienced with project launch cycles for automotive.
  • Requirements capture and analysis, software/hardware integration, presentation skills, engineering calculations and analysis (Ex: WCCA), problem solving skills, knowledge of automotive APQP terms.


Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.


  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all.  Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!  We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications.  Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.


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Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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