Job Title: Packaging Engineer

Summary: This position is for an engineer to develop and design processes and procedures to manufacture and assemble packaging, and labeling for a sterile single use barrier film container for Asporto. This position is primarily research and development, and the engineer is responsible for product design, development, and support activities during pre and post regulatory approval.

Company Overview: Hibernicor is an innovative medical device company that manufactures Asporto; a heart preservation device that allows for the improved and prolonged preservation of the donor heart using a revolutionary pharmaceutical solution. Asporto will be marketed for sale in the US and Europe.

Key Position Responsibilities:

The packaging engineer will perform hands-on work required for the support of development toward commercialized single use products.  The engineer will work together with the company leadership, quality, and sales personnel to develop a successful product line.

The engineer will work closely with the quality manager for package testing (drop test, burst test, distribution simulation, stability studies) using ASTM and ISO test methods in our on-site package testing labs.  Conduct packaging machine evaluations to determine the optimum set-points across multiple equipment platforms focusing on sealing and machine performance, written test results, and conclusions.

He or she will serve as package testing leader for an innovative medical package line and will compose procedures and work instructions for testing laboratory equipment and clean room manufacturing operations, including: test procedures, test schedules, maintenance contracts, and capital spend requirements for new equipment.  This will include any troubleshooting and mechanical knowledge to repair or replace current and new packaging equipment.  An ideal candidate for the position would be able to use Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to manufacture new packaging equipment and coordinate the part production, assembly, build and testing of the new equipment. It is important the engineer follows standard job safety procedures including completion of regular safety audits, inspections, and safety analyses for new equipment/processes and base equipment/processes.

Minimum employee qualifications: 

Packaging or materials technology experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotech industry and/or experience with sterile products or aseptic systems.

A bachelor’s degree in a science-related field is required.

Experience working in laboratory environment dealing with packaging materials and machinery

Strong attention to detail and ability to document test plan, procedures, and results.

Possess good mechanical aptitudes, math and basic computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and work well independently and in a team environment.

US or UK citizen or permanent resident

Desired position skills in:

CAD (Inventor, Autodesk, Revit, AutoCad (2D and 3D), Solidworks or Pro-E solid modeling systems
CAM (5-axis machining, water-jet, laser/plasma cutting)
3D printing (metal)
Project lifecycle management
Electromechanical systems
Compressed air systems
Polymer chemistry
ASTM and ISO standards experience.


Reporting: The packaging engineer reports to the company director.

Location: The location of the job is at the company offices either in the US or UK. If travel may be necessary to accomplish the job responsibilities and is anticipated to be no more than 10% of the employment.

Type of Employment: The position is full time.

Salary Range & Benefits: The salary and benefits are commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references with contact information. We will respond to suitable candidates by email to setup an initial telephone interview.

Contact Information:

Dr. Andrew L. Rivard
President and Founder

253 Ridge Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Office: 769-257-6146