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Avantor, Inc. Packaging Designer in Morrisville, North Carolina

Job SummaryThe Packaging Designer will lead the development of functional and quality packaging methods. The Packaging Designer will work with operations, quality, and product management to develop packaging standards and work instructions to protect completed product through final operations such as bagging, sealing, boxing, gamma irradiation, and shipping. This role will also develop methods and work instructions to protect components from the time of receiving, storage, picking, and work in process.


  1. Design and develop packaging methods with functional attributes that sufficiently protect components, work in process, and completed products from damage and meet the customer’s needs.

  2. Combine technical skills and knowledge with business acumen to drive projects from conception to completion.

  3. Identify and investigate packaging technologies and champion implementation of selected designs by demonstrating value to Avantor and customers.

  4. Evaluate packaging component compatibility, compliance, safety.

  5. Identify, select, and manage third party development, manufacturing, and testing organization as needed.

  6. Completes Process Hazards Reviews, process development reports, validation reports and technology transfer documentation.

  7. Works collaboratively across the organization.



B.S. in packaging science or engineering with packaging experience

Required Experience:

Two + years reading and interpreting engineering drawings and specifications

Two + years printing and design experience

Two + years CAD experience

Preferred Skills/Competencies:

Working knowledge of life science industry and cGMP

Working knowledge of lean manufacturing

Other Skills:

Entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to use natural curiosity in real world situations.

Effective verbal and written communication

Adept at managing resources, deadlines, and details with limited direction Project and program management

Able to think strategically, while also possessing the tactical skills to implement

Getting things done

Eagerness to go beyond typically described norms to help company and others in team

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

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/EEO-is-the-law.pdf)

OFCCP EEO Supplement (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/OFCCP-EEO-Supplement.pdf)


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, www.avantorsciences.com and find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/avantorinc/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/Avantor_News) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Avantorinc/) .