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Product Hardware Engineer

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: MI, United States

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Product Hardware Engineer within our Engineering team to help support our Automotive business.  Did you know we are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of seating support and comfort systems for transportation manufacturers, as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers within the automotive industry?  That’s right!  In fact, in 2019, we were named as one of GM’s “Supplier of the Year” recipients.  Our automotive products fall into four primary groups:  Seating and Lumbar support, Wireless Charging, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Product Hardware Engineer you will have the opportunity to support project teams by research, design, and development of electronic hardware including schematic design, design for EMC and hardware layout.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by providing global and regional engineering support.  The team you will be working with is collaborative, strategic, and innovative and values challenging work and diversity of thought.  This position will be on a Hybrid schedule.



So, what will you be doing as a Product Hardware Engineer?


  • 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 Leggett & Platt for a given design architecture.
  • 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 and EMC simulations and other such standard tools.
  • Establish and maintain adequate records of technical information, process methods/std’s, design and program details/info, and records to support/procure reliable patent actions.
  • Ensure products are reviewed for best practice from a Design for assembly (DFA) and Design for Ergonomics (DFE) perspective to ensure design delivery to product cost targets.
  • Ensure all needed compliance and audit deliverables are met.


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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Hardware Architecture and Schematic Design.
  • Calculations for Hardware Design.
  • Schematic Design.
  • CAD Tools.
  • Circuit/Layout Design.
  • Troubleshooting-mustimeters and oscilloscopes.
  • SPICE experience for simulations.


Things we consider a plus:


  • 2 years’ experience in an automotive embedded hardware product design role.
  • Experience with project launch cycles for automotive.

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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