Feb 13, 2019

Sr Quality Engineer I

  • Nike
  • Beaverton, OR, USA
Full time Other

Job Description

Job Description

Overview 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 .

Success Profile Think you fit the mold? These are the skills we're looking for to join this world-class team:
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Organized
  • Team Player
  • Industrious
  • Multi-tasker
  • Productive
  • Efficient
  • Flexible
  • proactive
  • self-starter
  • versatile
  • confident
  • quick-thinking
  • socially conscious

I come to work every day because I know the Nike brand is not just about shoes, it's a way of life. Daryl Coleman Plastic Machine Operator

Nike is a great place to work. We encourage employees to feel self assured with their skills and to always reach their full potential. Cristell Arriaga Plastic Machine Operator

MEET NIKE AIR MI PLASTIC MACHINE OPERATORS Explore a career in Beaverton, Oregon

MEET NIKE AIR MI PLASTIC MACHINE OPERATORS Explore a career in St. Charles, Missouri

WELCOME TO ST. CHARLES AIR MI Message from Cheryl Renne, General Manager

MEET THE NIKE AIR MI MAINTENANCE TEAM Explore a career at both facilities

  • Cool Tech
  • Sustainability
  • Culture
  • Finance
  • Tuition
  • Fitness
  • Coaching
  • Time Off


As our Senior Quality Excellence Engineer I, you will provide daily support on the manufacturing plant floor with any quality-related issues of Nike Air Products. You will work with cross functional teams to support validation and qualification of production equipment and product by ensuring quality lab and inline tests are completed and analyzed. You will apply knowledge of quality systems and data analysis, including design of experiments, to understand process capabilities and limitations and drive business decisions and process improvements. You should be familiar with polymer materials and polymer characterization and processing techniques. You will support the metrology requirements, quality documentation, and any new product development projects for your platform. In addition, you will lead investigations of defects and other reported problems within your platform to determine the root cause and assess the risk to the material impacted, then work with cross functional teams to implement corrective action as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical field plus at least five years of relevant manufacturing experience
  • Graduate degree in engineering or a related technical field is preferred
  • 12 years of related work experience in lieu of a degree
  • Demonstrated application of structured problem solving, quality planning and quality systems is a plus
  • Ability to visually evaluate materials from a distance range of 12 inches to 6 feet and lift up to 35 pounds
  • Time on the manufacturing floor can vary, up to 100%, depending on the needs of the business
  • Good quantitative and analytical skills and experience with statistical process control are required
  • Previous experience with statistical process control, project management and statistical analysis software packages is preferred
  • Knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing techniques/principles and implementation is strongly preferred
  • Experience with an ISO9000 organization, manufacturing plastics and/or polyurethane is preferred
  • Working knowledge of polymer engineering and polymer processing is a plus
  • Experience with thermoforming, injection molding, and RF technologies are a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with vendor management with particular emphasis on quality and test development is desired

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