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Chemical Engineering Intern

Date: Dec 3, 2021

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Chemical Engineering Intern to join our Peterson Chemical Technology group in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This is an exciting opportunity to do hands-on work for products going to market. Our team of Chemists are leading the way in the science of sleep with a variety of foam and gel research for the bedding industry.

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:

  • Quality testing on new sample products
  • Developing chemical recipes for new foam products
  • Working alongside all the teams within our R&D facility
  • Analyzing test results along with customer feedback and review
  • Using data and science to make improvements on existing products


A few things you’ll need:

  • In pursuit of a 4-year degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and seek new ideas
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn new things

Reasons you’ll love it here:

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.


How to learn more about us: For a glimpse into who we are, how we got here, and what makes us different, take a look at our careers site and everyday Life at Leggett. 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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