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Date: Jul 2, 2019

Location: Sterling, IL, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Sterling Steel Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, is seeking a Plant Metallurgist to join its operation in Sterling, IL.  In this role, you will report to the Senior Plant Metallurgist and work closely with the lab technicians. We are looking for someone with a cooperative attitude who can communicate effectively with people throughout the Company.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Monitor steel melting with operations to ensure product chemistry &  quality
  • Assist supervisors with solving production problems
  • Conform to all quality and safety requirements and procedures
  • Maintain sample identification throughout lab processes, as well as all lab equipment
  • Help to prevent any nonconformity related to product, processes, and the system
  • Investigate customer complaints, determine origin of deft, and recommend solutions
  • Participate in Customer on-site visits and relationship building
  • Learn from and eventually supervise 4 employees in the Steel Lab
  • Create and lead presentations to various groups of co-workers/customers


  • Bachelor’s Degree related to  Metallurgy/Material Science or comparable experience
  • 1-2 years of experience in quality, metallurgy, or materials
  • Microsoft Office skills, especially creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations
  • Willingness to work weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of steel industry experience
  • Experience managing staff


Who we are and what we offer


Our comprehensive benefits package includes: management incentive bonus, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, stock plans, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and more.


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 23,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 19 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what life is like here:

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer

Nearest Major Market: Sterling IL

Job Segment: Metallurgy, Manufacturing

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