Avantor, Inc. Designer in Devens, Massachusetts

Job SummaryThis position is responsible for the development of approval drawings and prototypes for the single-use systems business. This includes ensuring the assembly will meet the performance criteria required by the customer. This position will work closely with account managers, customer service, production and quality.


  • Develop approval drawings based on sketches or descriptions from account managers or customers.

  • Conduct feasibility and cost estimation of standard products to ensure the design can meet business and customer needs.

  • Select appropriate subcomponents and ensuring all connections are engineered to function as required (i.e. temperature, pressure). This may include developing test protocols and performing physical tests.

  • Maintain engineering documents including a library of all subcomponents with appropriate data.

  • Create assembly protocols for review and approval by QA.

  • May travel to customer locations to assist sales team with customer opportunities.

  • Assist in resolving customer complaints in a timely manner; notify management of problems and suggest corrective actions.

  • Understand and support company operating procedures to provide proper and effective service to all customers and foster the development of long term business relationships.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Associate’s degree in a technical field; Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar discipline preferred or equivalent/applicable experience

  • 1-3 years experience in a related position

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or similar engineering software (Solidworks, etc.)

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Highly organized and good communication skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with customers and suppliers

  • Ability to grasp technical concepts and their application to customer’s processes

  • Computer skills and good understanding of excel

  • Valid driver’s license


Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Occasional travel may be required.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

Avantor companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This site is governed solely by applicable U.S. laws and governmental regulations. Use of this site constitutes your consent to application of such laws and regulations and our Privacy Policy.

Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

Learn more at www.avantorinc.com and www.settingscienceinmotion.com.