Industrial Engineering Intern

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Joplin, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for an Industrial 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 an Industrial Engineering Intern, you will have the opportunity to provide support and direction for the manufacturing processes with US Spring. You will also make suggestions for improvement and verify the implementation of solutions.


Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by developing production standards, improving process flow, and optimizing the manufacturing process. The team you will be working with is experienced, supportive, and collaborative. Working with this team will be an excellent learning experience.


So, what will you be doing as an Industrial Engineering Intern?

  • Conduct time studies and work measurement.
  • Support the standardization of rates and standard cost across multiple manufacturing sites.
  • Investigate ways to improve safety and ergonomics of operations.
  • Strive for continuous process improvement in all areas of responsibility.
  • Create and maintain layout drawings for production areas and facilities using Visio or other drawing program.
  • Assess operations to identify and implement workflow improvements.
  • Analyze manufacturing costs and identify opportunities to improve.
  • Utilize Lean Manufacturing principles to eliminate waste from operations.
  • Calculate Return on Investment (ROI) for various improvement projects within the group.
  • Coordinate with Engineering, Maintenance, Risk Management, and Quality Assurance teams on the commissioning of new equipment.
  • Develop a working knowledge of US Spring manufacturing equipment used within Branches.
  • Support fixed asset management across the group.


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

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in: Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Management, or Operations Management
  • Proficient Computer skills & Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong mathematics and statistics skills


Things we consider a plus:

  • Self-starter/takes initiative.
  • Ability to apply existing knowledge and skills to new processes.
  • 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.


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 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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