Nike Plastic Machine Operator - Air MI in St. Charles, Missouri

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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, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Nike Global Sourcing and Manufacturing teams create a complex and exciting mix of products including baseball bats, sunglasses, apparel, footwear, technical components like airbags and more. This world-class team constantly challenges the assumptions about how Nike’s products are made. They operate in a complex geopolitical world with multiple supply chains, focused on products, materials, sustainability, methods of manufacturing and diverse ecosystems. They work closely with Nike’s Design teams, Categories, manufacturing partners, material suppliers and logistics providers across more than 40 countries on six continents. They develop new methods to make sustainable, better-performing products faster and more efficiently. The job opportunities span sourcing and planning, engineering, quality assurance, sustainable manufacturing, materials, business development, leadership and management, as well as positions at Nike’s In-House Manufacturing (IHM), a subsidiary of NIKE, Inc.


As our Plastic Machine Operator I (PMO I) , you'll provide technical assistance and support needed to operate machinery within Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation. You'll set-up, run and adjust manufacturing equipment per specialized standards. You'll fill out production documentation, perform raw material management, conduct mixing and blending of raw material components, manage finished goods packaging, and conduct the grinding of production scrap, in addition to supporting Lean Manufacturing principles.

We currently have the following shifts:

  • A Shift : Monday - Thursday: 5:12 am to 5:12 pm (Days)

  • B Shift : Monday - Thursday: 5:12 pm to 5:12 am (Nights)

  • C Shift : Friday - Sunday: 5:12 am to 5:12 pm (Days)

  • D Shift : Friday - Sunday: 5:12 pm to 5:12 am (Nights)



  • High School diploma or GED

  • 3 years' experience within a manufacturing, military, or a technical trade

  • Experience within a plastics manufacturing environment is highly preferred

  • Machine set-up and troubleshooting experience highly preferred

  • Proven mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to remove molds and tooling weighing between 30 to 70 lbs.

  • Ability to utilize torque wrenches and various other hand tools while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment

  • Ability to calculate basic math problems including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, using fractions and decimals and an understanding of weight and measurement

  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and at 20 feet or more

  • Ability to identify and distinguish product clarity and apparent defects while monitoring the product process

  • Knowledge of general manufacturing principles of mechanical, electrical, electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics

  • Experience working in a team environment to meet production goals

  • Proven ability to handle multiple requests and competing priorities in order to meet production deadlines

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: srcIHM10416PMO

Location: United States-Missouri-St. Charles

Job Category: Product Development, Air MI, Manufacturing & Engineering