Manufacturing Designer II - Life Sciences

Position Description

Job Summary

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe.  We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us. 

This position is responsible for creation through completion of custom equipment, tooling, and production drawings.  Key responsibilities will include utilizing GD&T to fully detail prints, creating unique designs with minimal direction, focus on improving ergonomics, production work flow and implementing solutions to produce parts at a lower cost, provide complete tool designs, and maintain several projects at one time.  Promotes a safe working environment, complies with proper use of PPE, reports incidents, and participates in functional department safety meetings. Exhibits good environmental practices and procedures consistent with job(s) performed and EMS (Environmental Management System) requirements.  

Serves as the innovator for new products from concept to completion.

Promotes a safe working environment, complies with proper use of PPE, reports incidents, and participates in functional department safety meetings. Exhibits good environmental practices and procedures consistent with job(s) performed and EMS (Environmental Management System) requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 year degree in CAD or related field is required.
  • 3-5 years of Design experience is required. 
  • Demonstrated technical, practical and scientific knowledge of machining, fabrication, welding, and assembly as related to creation of tooling, work stations and machinery is required. 
  • Understanding of technology, production and fabrication methods and materials (ex. textiles, metals and plastics) is required.
  • Ability to research similar products, develop ideas, create samples and/or working models of designs using 3D printer, is required.
  • Produce conceptual drawings, reports, and presentations of ideas to colleagues and clients at various stages of the design process and then modify the ideas according to the feedback received, required. 
  • Ability to work independently or closely with clients, engineers, production, maintenance and other skilled people regularly, required.
  • Ability to use SolidWorks to design and improve the creation of jobs going to maintenance, and saving outside design services to complete work, required.
  • Oversee the building, testing and implementation of a chosen design, required.
  • Ability to work within budget and meet deadlines, required.

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.


Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we’ll create a better life.

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Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.


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Manufacturing Designer II - Life Sciences

Location: Beaverton, Michigan

Posting Date: 03/13/2023

Job Code: USA04480

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