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At Northwest Mothers Milk Bank, our team is critical to our success. We seek energetic and passionate people to join our staff! We provide a unique opportunity to be a part of a growing nonprofit organization that impacts the health of infants in the Pacific Northwest.

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Northwest Mothers Milk Bank is a community-based nonprofit human milk bank affiliated with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). We serve hospitals and families in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and beyond.

 

NWMMB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Available positions are posted below.  

 

If you meet the qualifications for a posted position, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you are a strong candidate to jobs@nwmmb.orgPlease respect the staff and their work at NWMMB and do not call or contact individual staff members directly.

Milk Processing Lab Manager

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank is seeking an energetic, forward thinking and detail-oriented person to join our team! This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing nonprofit organization that impacts the health of infants in our communities. The Processing Lab Manager oversees all steps of milk processing, including direct supervision of milk processing staff. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining the milk processing systems and quality control necessary for organizational growth. We are seeking a committed individual for this position with opportunity for growth within the organization.

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank is a community-based, not-for-profit, human milk bank affiliated with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, serving hospitals and families in Oregon, Washington and beyond.  Our Mission is to improve the health and survival of the Northwest’s most vulnerable babies.  Based in Portland, Oregon we carry out our mission through the safe collection and distribution of human donor milk, education, advocacy, and research. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

-Oversight of milk processing staff, including training, scheduling, and communications. Regular evaluation and individual check-in with team members.

-Monitoring and maintaining clear, accurate records involved in milk pasteurization, including creation and generation of reports.

-Ensuring that safe and accurate evidenced-based milk processing procedures are met as guided by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America and Good Manufacturing Practices.

-Decision making, independently and collaboratively, regarding all aspects of milk processing.

-Working collaboratively with NWMMB Leadership Team and the Executive Director to plan long-term growth to increase capacity and productivity.

-Maintaining a safe, clean, and sanitary work environment.

 

The position is full-time, 40 hour/wk. Benefits include medical, dental and retirement.

Compensation starts at $25-$26/hr.

 

 

Essential Qualifications:

-BA or BS, strongly preferred.

-Science or healthcare background.

-5+ years’ management experience, lab supervisory experience preferred.

-Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.

-Strong problem solving, training, team building and mentoring abilities.

-Highly organized with attention to detail.

-Knowledge of food manufacturing and lab procedures, PCQI preferred or willingness to train.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.

-Proficient with MS Office, particularly Excel.

 

Working Conditions:

-Long periods of standing and working within a manufacturing setting

-Short periods of walking

-Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds and perform other light physical duties in a safe manner

 

Working at NWMMB is uplifting and inspiring, giving you purpose to each workday. The team comes together for the common goal and passion of helping these vulnerable, precious lives. This place of work is truly something special; it fosters personal and team growth, and most importantly, everyone is each other’s biggest cheerleader.

— Rachel Dunn, RN and NWMMB employee