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Manufacturing Engineer (PLC)

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: London, ON, CA

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.


Learn more about the history of Leggett:




Leggett & Platt Automotive is a global provider of wire forms, mechanical control cables, wireless charging, as well as seat lumbar, suspension, bolster, actuator, and motor systems. In addition to these award-winning, category-leading products, we offer tailored goods due to our expertise in product development and attention to market trends. Our unique competitive advantages give us unmatched insight into the demands of the consumer.


Learn more about Leggett & Platt Automotive: Leggett & Platt Automotive


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

  • Analyze equipment downtime/efficiency/issues to determine improvement opportunities and implement
  • Review electrical component technologies/suppliers for equipment specifications and sourcing decisions
  • Research new technologies and investigate incorporating into new or existing equipment Evaluate feasibility of integrating new products/technologies into existing equipment
  • Analyze and implement the programming requirements for different processes on Automation/Production lines
  • Propose and implement ideas to improve and standardize programming methodology of new and existing equipment
  • Work with maintenance technicians to understand project requirements/troubleshoot controls issues
  • Maintain programming documentation and adhere to company software backup strategy
  • Develop and implement Best Practices
  • Program modifications on current vision systems for new products or new inspection features
  • Upgrade current vision systems, evaluate vision system designs and evaluate feasibility of new applications in vision lab
  • Troubleshoot vision issues on current equipment
  • Develop validation/calibration methods and implement periodic calibration
  • Participates actively in the requirement to retain ISO9001, IATF16949 certification
  • Responsible for knowing and upholding the H&S Policy and for working in a safe manner and reporting all unsafe or unhealthy conditions or acts
  • Completes any other assignments, duties and projects that may be assigned


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

  • Preferably completed a BS in Electrical Engineering/Mechatronics or a Diploma for Industrial Automation at a recognized university/college or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years programming experience
  • Able to program and troubleshoot equipment that use PLCs and HMIs
  • Proficient with Rockwell (Logix5000) and Omron (Sysmac)
  • Demonstrated ability to modify existing operations on work cells using PLC programming
  • Interfacing PLC commands with external devices such as robots and vision systems
  • Proficient with the Industrial communication protocols such as Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, RS-232, RS-485, etc.
  • Able to work with RS View to develop HMI applications
  • Must have knowledge of Servo motors and interfacing PLC commands to servos
  • Proficient with Cognex, Omron and Keyence vision systems
  • Knowledge of Robotics (Fanuc, Motoman)
  • Must understand quality/manufacturing/engineering methods/practices (OEE)

What to Do Next

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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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