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Engineering (Design) Intern - Summer 2023

Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Wilmington, NC, United States

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a  Design Engineering Intern within our Engineering team to help support our business.  Over the last 45 years, PHC has built a reputation as a world-class hydraulic cylinder manufacturer through our superior quality control and innovation. PHC is a leading supplier of hydraulic cylinders for material handling, construction, agriculture, and transportation markets.  If you join our team, your work will ensure customers across the world have high-quality products they can use to keep their businesses running

As a Design Engineering Intern you will be provided hands-on experience with the company’s engineering systems and will allow the individual to gain an understanding of the company’s operations.


So, what will you be doing as an Engineering intern while working on-site in Wilmington NC? 

  • Conceives and provides practical and improved product design applications
  • Emphasis is on conceiving moderately complex product designs and preparing design layouts by using a computer graphics system
  • Accurately makes design calculations, write documentation and does the necessary analysis and computer simulations.
  • Works closely with the Test Engineers and technicians, plant personnel and suppliers regarding product design, test and production schedule dates.
  • Provides guidance to Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, Marketing, Sales, Service and other departments
  • Works closely with the Industrial Engineering team to support tooling and test setup design.


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

  • Must be a full-time enrolled student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be able to complete a minimum of 8 weeks or a maximum of 10 weeks commitment
  • Must be able to complete up to 40 hours per week
  • Willingness to learn from others on the job
  • Be familiar with Willmington NC area 

Reasons You’ll Love It Here

Bright students are welcome and wanted in Doors, Leggett & Platt’s internship program. Our interns gain real experience, working on challenging projects alongside experienced teams.  For more information, please visit


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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