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Leggett & Platt, Incorporated R&D Engineer in Carthage, Missouri

R&D Engineer

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Date:Apr 13, 2021

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt, Inc. is seeking aR&D Engineerfor our Product Development team in the Adjustable Bed Division. In this role, you will develop innovative product concepts and features, create prototypes, validate solutions, participate in project teams, and support processes to transition concepts into product development programs for production launch. You will have the opportunity to engage with many areas of the business unit including sales, manufacturing, supply chain, and customer support. This position can be located in Lenexa, KS or Carthage, MO.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop innovative design concepts for electro-mechanical adjustable beds utilizing a combination of 3D modeling, conventional prototyping, and rapid prototyping processes

  • Validate designs using Analytical Calculations, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Design of Experiments (DOE) to ensure design robustness to meet project goals

  • Conduct competitor product benchmarking and monitor industry trends

  • Drive modular design architecture for electronic and mechanical systems to meet cost, quality and Design For Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) goals

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and suppliers to develop new product concepts, features, systems, and application of new or novel materials solutions

  • Evaluate applicability, design, and test alternative materials (specifically metals and polymers) and develop associated design requirements of those materials

  • Develop empirical test equipment, procedures, and tools to evaluate designs and simulate real world customer use cases

  • Support complete system level and component level testing to validate product designs meet project goals

  • Present proposals, results, and recommendations to project teams, senior leadership, and customers

    What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor of Science in relevant Engineering or STEM field

  • 5+ years of new product development engineering experience

  • Experience in analyzing mechanical properties of metals and/or polymers

  • Demonstrated experience in many of the listed responsibilities

  • A willingness to travel domestically and internationally, at times with limited notice

  • Strong presentation and communication skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Proficiency with 3D CAD software tools, preferably SolidWorks and Product Data Management (PDM) software tools, preferably SolidWorks PDM Pro.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree

  • Six Sigma certification

  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

  • Commitment to lifelong learning

    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 22,000 employee-partners in 142 manufacturing facilities located in 23 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here: lifeatleggett.com

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer

    Nearest Major Market:Joplin Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Drafting, CAD, R&D Engineer, Engineering

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