Air Manufacturing Innovation


St. Charles, Missouri

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

At Air Manufacturing Innovation (Air MI), we deliver on Nike’s most daring dream: giving every athlete the unparalleled sensation of walking on air. Since Nike introduced the Air sole in 1979, no technology has become more synonymous with Nike than Air. Our teams engineer, make and perfect Nike’s most advanced footwear components. Masters of teamwork, we challenge assumptions in order to get faster, drive efficiency and fine-tune technology to deliver quality performance plastic. At our state-of-the-art facilities located in Beaverton, Oregon and St. Charles, Missouri, Air MI is taking Air to places that we never thought possible. Learn more about Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation.

Who we are looking for:

As an Extrusion Technician, you'll provide technical assistance and support needed to operate machinery within Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation. You'll set-up, operate, troubleshoot, and clean all extrusion manufacturing equipment per specialized standards. You'll fill out production documentation, perform raw material management, conduct mixing and blending of raw material components, handle finished goods packaging, and conduct the grinding of production scrap, in addition to supporting Lean Manufacturing principles. You will provide mentorship to team members.

What you will be doing:

Sets up, runs, and adjusts manufacturing equipment per specialized standards on multiple pieces of machinery and/or processes.

Operates equipment and performs troubleshooting as needed.

Performs quality checks and examines product for defects (cuts, folds, seals, and perforations)

Fills out production documentation.

Take action to ensure quality limits and efficiency targets are met.

Monitor raw material usage and tracks finished goods inventory.

Organizes work area and work team maintaining a clean work area.

Performs total machine clean up.

Handles change overs and clean ups of machinery.

Works independently with little supervision.

Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance.

Trains and provides mentorship

Other duties as assigned.

What you bring
  • Sheet Extrusion Operation experience a plus
  • Deliver effective feedback while delegating work responsibilities to peers. 
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals and fractions.
  • Understanding of weights and measures, including metric.
  • Read precision measuring instruments.
  • Strong trouble shooting and critical thinking skills.
  • Communicate effectively (both verbally and written)
  • Must be flexible in regard to manufacturing environment work schedules (weekends, overnights, 12-hr shifts).

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

How We Hire

At NIKE, Inc. we promise to provide a premium, inclusive, compelling and authentic candidate experience. Delivering on this promise means we allow you to be at your best — and to do that, you need to understand how the hiring process works. Transparency is key. * This overview explains our hiring process for corporate roles. Note there may be different hiring steps involved for non-corporate roles.

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Whether it’s transportation or financial health, we continually invest in our employees to help them achieve greatness — inside and outside of work. All who work here should be able to realize their full potential.

Employee Assistance Program
Medical Plan
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Product Discounts