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Leggett & Platt, Incorporated Automation Manager in Carthage, Missouri

Automation Manager


Date:Feb 12, 2020

Location:Carthage, MO, US

Company:Leggett & Platt

Automation Manager

Leggett & Plattis seeking an Automation Manager to oversee our automation engineering team at the IDEA Center in Carthage, MO. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and management skills complemented by proven process automation experience. The IDEA center offers a robust work experience. From whiteboard-to-prototype design, to the diversity of each project, there is a broad range of challenges awaiting our Automation Manager. If you love process improvement and leading people, this may be an ideal fit for you.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the automation team

  • Manage existing staff of 5-7 controls and mechanical engineers

  • Lead process evaluation and project estimating and tracking.

  • Oversee project management within the department

  • Design and troubleshoot of prototypes

  • Apply engineering principles and logical problem-solving skills

  • Facilitate installation, testing, and troubleshooting software / machinery.

  • Lead project meetings and provide presentations

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Software Development, Robotics, or Automation Engineering Degree, or equivalent.

  • 5+ years of engineering management experience.

  • Strong Interpersonal Communications

  • Working understanding of the manufacturing processes

  • Ability to conceptualize machines and control schemes

  • Possess an understanding of both electrical and mechanical design, along with Bill of Material structures

  • Willingness to travel for process evaluation, troubleshooting, or prototype installations

  • Ability to conduct Process Flowcharting/Diagramming

Desired Skills:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Science; especially how operating systems work at a low level.

  • PROFINET, Modbus/TCP or Ethernet/IP industrial networking experience

  • C++/C# Knowledge (10+ years)

  • Mechanical design experience

  • Source Code Control Best Practices

  • Experience with Zoho project management software

Our Automation Team is available to support the business units through our global company. If you enjoy process automation, appreciate the satisfaction of a job well done, and aspire to develop team success, this position may be a fit for you.

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 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here:lifeatleggett.com You can also create a profile, view, and apply for other open jobs:careers.leggett.com

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