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Environmental Health & Safety Manager - Air MI

St. Charles, Missouri, United States


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.

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Nike is committed to creating a safe and compliant work environment for our employees, partners, and communities. The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager is instrumental in creating a safety culture, in driving awareness and accountability for EHS performance at all levels, for ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local EHS regulations and for implementing global EHS programs. This role works in close collaboration with manufacturing, engineering, maintenance and facilities to develop and implement sustainable EHS programs on site. The successful candidate will be both an effective influencer engaging, teaching and inspiring stakeholders from different teams and a high performer, capable of working autonomously while remaining aligned with global EHS and AirMI programs.     

Responsibilities include:

Ensure operations comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations. Stay abreast of emerging legislation, informing leadership of potential impacts.

Implement all aspects of injury oversight including reporting, investigation, identification of corrective and preventative actions and publication of safety alerts.

Implement Nike’s global EHS programs, providing support to local operations to  customize the program to meet local needs. Develop programs necessary for AirMI operations that are not covered by global standards.

Collaborate with Learning and Development to develop training matrix and effective health & safety training for hourly, supervisory, and management team members.

Train supervisory team members to effectively use analytical safety tools including root cause, risk assessments and JHAs, providing oversight and continuous improvement in skills development.

Actively participate in machine procurement process, leading the machine safety site acceptance test and risk assessment. 

Support internal and external inspections and audits.  Provide technical support and oversight as necessary to ensure action items are closed by responsible parties.

Produce regular summary reports and analysis on EHS activities and key performance indicators as directed by site leadership and EHS director.

Develop and implement key components of management system including site record management system.  

Provide support to continuously improve the Safety Culture as defined by site plan. 

Develop strong relationships with business leadership to ensure EHS is included in facility and asset planning and EHS is integrated into business decisions.

Provide technical and regulatory compliance expertise and support. 

Perform other duties as directed by the site leadership and EHS director.


Experience required:

  • 8-10 years practical experience with EHS program development and implementation in manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge in EHS regulations and demonstrated experience managing relationships and issues with local regulatory authorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, write and successfully implement EHS programs.
  • Proficiency in conducting root cause investigations, in driving continuous improvement and in training others’ in critical thinking.
  • Knowledge of safety, industrial hygiene and environmental testing methods
  • Knowledge of behavior-based safety
  • Experience in efficiently managing external service providers


  • Proven teamwork skills with demonstrated abilities to both work collaboratively and strong in influencing and impact skills
  • Highly effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques and quantitative, analytical skills
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills, attentive to details, work well under pressure and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize and manage a complex workload and projects in a fast paced, matrixed organization
  • Adept command of Microsoft Office products, demonstrated ability to quickly and confidently learn new technologies and develop user training materials


  • Energetic, agile, detail-oriented
  • Self-starter who also values team work
  • Proactive, common sense approach to getting ahead of issues
  • A good listener and thoughtful communicator – straightforward, honest, and direct

Educational Background:

  • Higher education in EHS or associated field with certification of EHS management.  

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.

Job ID: 00450841

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