Nike Senior Equipment Engineer in 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, 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 Equipment and Design Engineer, you will join the team to design tooling, fixturing, machine components and many other items related to our business. By using your experience in 3D design and engineering, as well as experience and insights in equipment design and tooling, you’ll identify and create the solution path given the problem(s) or project(s) to which you are assigned. You’ll use concept sketches, 3D design software, layout software, engineering, machine design knowledge and ideas, and hands on experience to explore, design, refine and carefully document tooling designs and machine components. You’ll work with other designers, engineers, maintenance, and production staff to deliver and lead design projects, keeping in mind the current state of manufacturing, while always looking forward at new methods, tooling, or processes to push the boundaries of how new products can be manufactured. You will continually research, explore and educate yourself and others on evolving technologies, processes or tooling which makes new innovations in product design or manufacturing possible.

You will conduct and lead projects in a variety of areas. Manufacturing equipment layout and optimization. Safety issue resolution. Continuous improvement projects. Design, hardware and equipment projects of many types and varieties.

You’ll use various methods of communication to assure key stakeholders are informed of your progress on projects. Often you will collaborate with internal customers, external vendors, and other teams to ensure your designs meet the needs of each project you are involved on.

You will teach and train others regarding your projects and the implementation of these projects.

You’ll stay up to date on the critical skills required for your job through on-site training, conferences, or other functions which enable you to maintain a high level of performance.


  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering, or Plastics Engineering, including 5+ years’ experience in the fields of mechanical design and engineering, and/or product design, engineering and tooling design.

  • Proficiency in Solidworks and AutoCAD design software is required

  • Experience in the design for manufacture of plastic consumer products is a plus

  • Proven track record of innovative design skills on complex consumer products is a plus

  • Strong equipment skills and machine design ability.

  • Ability to handle multiple competing projects simultaneously

  • Ability to analyze complex problems, develop innovative solutions and deal with ambiguity and frequent changes in priorities

  • Strong written and verbal skills is required

  • Good ability to work with teams. Listen to and gather input and perspectives. Communicate effectively.

  • Some lifting of tooling, parts, and various equipment (up to 40lb)

  • Ability to travel domestically on occasion

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: 00335690

Location: United States-Missouri-St. Charles

Job Category: Product Development, Manufacturing & Engineering