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Senior Electrical Engineer - Hardware

Date: Jan 30, 2023

Location: Detroit, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

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.


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We at Leggett & Platt Automotive are looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer Hardware to join our growing Automotive Team at our facility in Detroit, Michigan. We are a multi-billion-dollar globally diversified company that designs and manufactures various engineered components and products. Our growing automotive business unit, which exceeds one billion dollars in sales, is comprised of four main product segments with operations on three continents. Our customers include OEM and Tier 1 automotive companies.


In this role, you will report to the Electronics Core Product Development Engineering Manager and support the project team in research, design and development of electronic hardware including, requirements, architecture, schematic design, simulation, design for EMC, hardware layout and validation.


What you will be doing?


  • Promote company vision/mission, beliefs, behaviours and safety vision to team members 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 team and systems integration engineering on technical issues, and complete efforts to ensure understanding of their needs by deriving hardware requirements from system requirements resulting in delivery of commitments from LPA for a given design architecture.
  • Active participation in 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 by creative use of core part designs and technologies by ensuring compliance to IPC and other regulatory standards, utilizing best practices such as WCCA, thermal, electrical and EMC simulations and other such standard tools.
  • Establish and maintain adequate records of technical information, process methods/standards, design and program details, and records to support/procure reliable patent actions.
  • Ensure products are reviewed for best practice from a Design for Excellence (DFX) perspective including Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), Design for Cost (DFC), Design for Testability (DFT), Design for Reliability (DFR) and Design for Ergonomics (DFE) to ensure design delivery to product targets.


We're looking for someone with:


  • University level Bachelor of Engineering degree or validated equivalent in the appropriate field of engineering.
  • Preferred 5+ years of experience in an automotive embedded hardware product design role.
  • Experience working with project launch cycles for automotive.
  • Experience working with schematic entry and PCB layout design tools and their process (Cadence tool suite is an asset)
  • Knowledge of schematic design, layout design, design for EMC and engineering calculations and analysis (e.g. WCCA and simulations).
  • Knowledge of standard automotive communication bus hardware integration (e.g. LIN and CAN)
  • Knowledge of automotive APQP terms.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and presentation skills.


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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