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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, 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.


We are looking for a Tooling Supervisor to lead our day 2 shift! We will look for you to be responsible for all aspects of in-house tool manufacturing. You will oversee the repair, development, and testing activities to ensure business objectives are met. You will maximize productivity and maintain the highest levels of workmanship for all tooling activities!


This person will engage and coordinate resources within the tool room to ensure all tooling is produced efficiently, on time, and in line with quality standards ensuring all Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to. You will participate in the implementation and maintenance of a production planning system. Our tooling supervisor will develop the team on technical best practices as well as establish standard policies and procedures while mentoring and leading the team. Implementing and leading continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes will be key to the success of our tooling supervisor.


Our tooling supervisor is a trusted partner of stakeholders at all levels of Air MI. You will collaborate with members of the production, maintenance, and planning teams all while coordinating your team and their progress and excellence.


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  • Bachelor’s degree or other manufacturing related degree with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a leadership role or 2 additional years’ experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and set direction
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Validated project management skills
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
  • Tooling, mold making, or die making experience preferred
  • Strong technical expertise in a CNC machine manufacturing environment
  • Experience in LEAN Manufacturing or similar principles and practices
  • Ability to work with partners of all levels

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.

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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