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Engineering Manager

Date: Sep 13, 2021

Location: Middletown, CT, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt Aerospace is seeking an Engineering Manager for our Pegasus location in Middletown, Connecticut.  Founded in 1989, Pegasus is recognized as the world leader of fabricated tube and pipe assemblies, with supporting component machining for the aerospace, power generation, ship and submarine building and other hi-tech industries.  As part of a global S&P 500 company, Pegasus’ growth continues at a rapid pace.  In this role, you will be responsible for managing the engineering process, including a team of manufacturing engineers. You will have the opportunity to oversee the technical direction of manufacturing engineers, while functioning as a technical specialist formulating and developing advance engineering concepts, techniques and standards.


What you will be doing:

  • Ensure that engineered methods are clearly communicated to the rest of the Organization and work with cross-functional team to develop and optimize a New Product Introduction (NPI) process as well as a Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process.
  • Provide technical expertise and day to day direction to a team of process/manufacturing engineers.
  • Responsible for strategic plan execution to help develop the company’s capabilities and processes.
  • Monitor and manage engineering team metrics & internal presentations to ensure planned growth is being achieved
  • Interrogate customer CAD models and drawings for full understanding of customer requirements
  • Review and as needed establish methodologies and processes for pricing proposals, including challenging proposed manufacturing methods to ensure providing most competitive cost and/or developing Should Costs for target comparison
  • Prepare submittal of and follow up of proposals, including any required written management presentations and/or in person presentations to customers & stakeholders which may require travel
  • Manage, plan and direct estimating & engineering staff, including training and performance evaluations
  • Work with Branch President & Controller to prepare sales strategy & plans to achieve


We’re looking for someone with:

  • At least 10 years of prior experience with engineered product manufacturing, including experience developing or working with the estimating & engineering responsibility of a robust New Production Introduction (NPI) and/or Sales & Operations Planning process.
  • Experience in aerospace industry with related products and current range of customers; including airframe OEM’s, sub tiers, and distributors.
  • In-depth experience with Cost Estimating and Should Cost.
  • Experience with bending, forming, brazing and/or welding of aerospace alloys (SS, Ti, Ni & AL) is a plus.
  • Proficiency in the quoting process and new product development with component validations.
  • Experience with the following 3D CAD systems: CATIA, Solidworks, or Unigraphics/NX.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including experience presenting to customers.
  • Skills in business systems related to relevant industrial products.
  • A genuine belief in continuous improvement and disciplined processes.  Willingness to analyze, challenge and change processes, if needed, to create a more efficient environment and culture.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Self starter with ability to multi-task and prioritize work day/projects independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.


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. 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 company consists of more than 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


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