In my mind,
pipettor are generally* synonymous in the life sciences.
Pipetman, which is actually a trademark, is also commonly used to refer to these instruments.
That being said, there are some other things that you need to differentiate between. A pipette tip is the (usually plastic) thingy that goes on the end of the pipette, shown in the image above as clear white plastic on the left end. There is also a serological pipette
which can be made of plastic or glass, and is used in conjunction with an electrical or mechanical pipettor, or a bulb (not your mouth!). Just to be confusing, sometimes lab personnel will refer to serological pipettes as just pipettes, even though they refer to the things pictured above in image 1 as pipettes as well.
Some people, such as SeRe above, distinguish between pipettes (the first image above) and pipettors, such as those used with serological pipettes:
These are also known as Pipet-Aids or by other brand names.
However, in case I come across a Russian 'pipetka' that really means "pipettor", how to distinguish between the two? Maybe the terms are largely synonymous?
So yes, the two terms can be synonymous, so just be consistent, whichever you choose. I would stick with
pipette unless it's clear from the text that the authors are transferring larger volumes than 1 ml, in which case they're probably using a pipettor in conjunction with a serological pipette. If it's unclear, sticking with
pipette should be good enough. If your readers are familiar with lab techniques, they'll understand what's going on.