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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. We currently have two open positions!


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 Technician - posted 10.1.21

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented person to join our team! This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a growing not-for-profit organization that impacts the health of infants in our communities.


The Milk Processing Technician’s primary job responsibility is to perform and assist with all steps of the milk pasteurization process.

As a key member of the Milk Processing Team the position responsibilities include:

- Monitoring and maintaining clear, accurate records of all phases of milk processing

- Guiding student-interns and volunteers in appropriate steps in milk processing

- Ensuring that safe and accurate evidence-based, milk processing procedures are met as guided by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, Guidelines for Processing of Donor Milk

- Working independently and as part of the team to accurately and efficiently process milk assigned on each processing day

- Performing intake of raw milk deposits and assists with freezer organization system for raw milk storage

- Preparation and sanitizing of all equipment used in the milk pasteurization process

- Following established methods to execute all steps of milk processing

- Stocking and re-stocking of processing area with necessary supplies and equipment at the start and end of each day

- Maintaining a safe, clean, and sanitary work area


This position is full-time, 36-40 hours weekly, medical, dental and retirement benefits.

Hourly wage at $17/hr.

Applicant qualifications that are essential:

- High school diploma

- Oregon food handler’s card

-Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status

- Able to stand and maintain and active pace for several sustained hours

- Able to lift 40lbs

- Embraces both independent and collaborative team work

- Possesses basic computer knowledge skills


Applicant qualifications that are strongly preferred

- Associate or bachelor’s degree

- Technical experience in laboratory practice, biological research, or food processing

- Work experience in health care, a laboratory environment, or food processing


 The start date for this position is immediate. We look forward to receiving your resume and letter prior to Friday, October 15th to be considered for this position.

Milk Processing Sanitation Technician posted 10.1.21

The Milk Processing Sanitation Technician assists the Milk Processing Staff in activities supporting the safe and accurate processing of donor human milk.  The primary focus of the position is on maintaining a clean work environment, including dishwashing, sanitation, laundry, and scheduled cleaning maintenance. Duties also include receiving and re-stocking of supplies for the processing area.  The milk processing sanitation technician can independently prioritize the tasks to be done daily and weekly.

A key position in assisting staff in the processing, maintenance and distribution of donor human milk, which includes:

  • Cleaning and sanitization of supplies used in milk processing including flasks, beakers, bottles and other supplies.

  • General upkeep of work areas in processing; including deep cleaning of surfaces, floors, freezers and countertops.

  •  Follow a cleaning maintenance schedule for the processing area.

  • Provides in-house laundry services.

  • Daily receiving and re-stocking of items utilized in the Milk Processing department.

  •  Maintenance of records including temperature recordings

  • Duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

Strong desire to maintain a clean work environment and embrace high sanitation standards that comply with Good Manufacturing guidelines in a food processing facility.

Ability to work both independently and as a team.  Job requires individual to recognize and prioritize work tasks and to take direction from the milk processing technicians and milk processing lab manager, when necessary.

Current Oregon Food Handler’s Card

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine

A High School Diploma is required.  


Knowledge of working in a food processing facility or commercial kitchen is highly desired.

Knowledge of Basic Computer skills such as Word, Excel and Outlook is helpful.

This position requires the candidate to be able to stand and maintain active pace for several sustained hours and must be able to lift 40-60 pounds


20 hours per week, 8 am – 4:30 pm daily, future opportunity to expand hours

Part-time, non-benefitted. Salary: $16.00/hr.

The start date for this position is immediate. We look forward to receiving your resume and letter prior to Friday, October 15th to be considered for this position.

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