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Product R&D Engineer

Date: Jun 28, 2022

Location: Remote, Remote, DE

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for an R&D Engineer (m/f/d) within our Innovation & Commercialization team to help support our Home Furniture Business Unit.  In our Home Furniture business, we design, manufacture, and distribute a wide range of components and finished products that enhance comfort, motion, and style in the work and home furniture industry.  From surface-critical bent tube assemblies and molded plywood components to chair mechanisms, bases, arms, seats, and backs, our Home Furniture business brings diverse world-class manufacturing capabilities together in the production and assembly of high-quality products.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As an R&D Engineer, you will have the opportunity to drive the exploration of new technologies, materials, and methods to generate new product concepts and prototypes.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by identifying emerging technologies and trends that can be developed into competitive solutions.  The team you will be working with values collaboration combined with rigor and discipline to follow through and create positive outcomes. To be considered for this opportunity, the candidate needs to be located in Germany, preferably near Rietberg.


So, what will you be doing as an R&D Engineer?

  • Conduct research activities exploring new materials, technologies, and systems to develop new product solutions
  • Use market and technology data to understand trends and generate solutions to meet customer needs
  • Create working prototypes of solutions to communicate concept benefits
  • Partner with product development resources supporting new product development activities
  • Research, investigate, and drive cutting-edge thinking to pursue industry innovative products, processes, and technology.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in Engineering, Science, Materials or related would-be a plus
  • 3+ years of engineering experience in R&D or new development environment preferred
  • Experience researching & developing technologies that can be used for products consisting of multiple, integrated functions
  • Ability to generate prototypes and concepts to quickly vet ideas and communicate development results
  • Experience responding to market research and customer needs
  • Working knowledge of broad material types
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Ability to analyze technologies or materials and communicate findings
  • Generation of analytical models, simulation, or test results
  • Creation of prototypes that communicate development results
  • Communication with sales, marketing, and product development functions at all levels
  • Ability to assess feasibility of implementation of findings for new, manufactured products
  • Ability to respond to market research findings with relevant, high-value solutions
  • Ability to communicate with external customers & product designers


Benefits / Reasons you’ll love it here

Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We offer a challenging job in an international environment and independent work in a highly motivated team. You will be trained in a targeted manner by a mentor and have the opportunity to develop continuously and individually. Furthermore, we offer flexible working hours on a trust basis as well as additional benefits, such as a company bicycle and accident and life insurance.


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.  We are open to applicants located in Germany, with close proximity to Rietberg.



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