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Date: Sep 3, 2017

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt Incorporated

Shop Technician



Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Shop Technician for its Research and Development group at the IDEA Center in Carthage, Missouri. The IDEA Center produces corporate innovations and supports Leggett & Platt businesses by strengthening their products capabilities. This position will report to the Operations Shop Manager and will assist with multiple projects on the R&D shop floor. 


Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist in building engineering prototypes, samples, test fixtures, and tooling
  • Set up and perform test prototypes and prototype inspections, documenting findings
  • Maintain parts inventory and keep an orderly shop with necessary supplies
  • Fabricates and assembles new or modified mechanical components or assemblies using basic machine shop equipment, welding equipment, paint spray booth or production machines
  • Assists Project Engineers in performing tests of complete prototype or production units and components under operational conditions
  • Inspects incoming product and records parts list for incoming materials



  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Vocational welding training at an accredited learning institution
  • Woodworking and machining steel parts experience a strong plus
  • Ability to use desktop PCs and office software
  • Experience with micrometers, calipers, or measuring tape
  • Ability to regularly lift or move up to 50 pounds


Desired Skills

  • Oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present information to internal groups and customers
  • Displays original thinking and creativity, is resourceful and a problem-solver
  • Shows accuracy and thoroughness, attention to detail
  • Demonstrates initiative and willingness to help others



We offer a comprehensive benefits package. While benefits may vary by location, we typically include: medical, dental, vision, discount stock purchase plan, 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 21,000 employee-partners in 130 manufacturing facilities located in 23 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


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