11 May 2023

NIKE, Inc. | GVI Captain

Beaverton, Or, United States



Job title International Captain – NIKE Corporate Aviation

Brand Nike

Career area Aviation

Location Beaverton, Oregon United States

Job ID 00629970

Beaverton, Oregon

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

Nike doesn’t just help athletes take flight on the court, field or track – its Aviation team transports people to even greater heights. The pilots, mechanics and other support for Nike’s air travel protect the human capital and resources of the company. Around the world, the Nike Aviation Team oversees flight operations to ensure safety, productivity and connectivity within the company.

Who are we looking for

Nike Flight operations is currently searching for a full-time International Captain for our corporate flight department based in Hillsboro, Oregon. The ideal candidate will be a team oriented individual, already operating at a very high level, seeking an opportunity to continuously improve performance, grow personally and professionally and, contribute meaningfully to Nike Flight and Nike, Inc. The ideal candidate will be one who wants to join a hardworking, professional team who strives to safely and expertly support the travel needs of our executives and athletes representing Nike, Inc and, adhering to Nike, Inc. Maxims.

What will you work on

Nike Flight has as its core value a commitment to safety and increasing shareholder value by protecting the human potential, creativity, innovation, and resources of Nike Inc. We accomplish this with the relentless pursuit of excellence and dedication to the growth of the Nike brand. We support the Nike, Inc goals of 2x Innovation, 2x Speed and 2x Direct by providing a safe, secure, connected, and productive space; provide sanctuary for rest, reflection, and inspired thought for our leaders, employees, and business guests. We also generate brand heat by incorporating the Nike brand into our facilities, aircraft and, personal appearance professionally representing Nike, Inc.

Who will you work with

As a Nike pilot, you will be supported in a continuous personal and professional development program that supports good health, prosperity, productivity, and well-being. All the work within our team is driven to ensure we stay true to our values and company Maxims by complying with all applicable Nike, Inc. policies and Federal, State, Local and Foreign regulations. You will follow the policies and procedures outlined in the Nike Flight Operations Manual and aircraft operations manuals. You will work cross-functionally with a diverse group of people including internal and external business partners as well as Nike, Inc teammates at all levels of the company.

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of experience, training and education
  • 5 years as Captain with a corporate flight department or equivalent work experience
  • Expert working knowledge of aviation activities, Federal Aviation Regulations and flight operations
  • G650 rating highly preferred
  • Valid airline transport license with multi-engine and instrument ratings
  • Ability to pass FAA Class 1 physical examination every 6 months
  • Expert ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism as this position routinely deals with the highest executive levels at Nike
  • Superior customer service skills including strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work on teams
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Must live within 30 miles of the KHIO airport.
  • Minimum of 5000 flight hours highly preferred
  • Minimum of 2000 hours as Pilot-In-Command highly preferred
  • Minimum of 2500 hours in multi-engine aircraft preferred
  • Minimum of 2500 hours in jet aircraft preferred
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen


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.


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