Full-time Milk Processing Technician  

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.

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, and through education, advocacy, and research.

Northwest Mothers Milk Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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, with benefits (medical, dental and retirement).

Monday – Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm, Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

The hourly compensation starts at $15/hr

Applicant qualifications that are essential:

  • High school diploma

  • Oregon food handler’s card

  • 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


If you are interested in and meet the basic qualifications for this position, please send a resume and cover letter no later than Friday, September 11th explaining why you are a strong candidate to jobs@nwmmb.org .

Please respect the staff and their work at Northwest Mothers Milk Bank and do not contact anyone directly. The start date for this position is immediate.

We look forward to receiving your resume and letter!

p: 503.469.0955

p: 1.800.204.4444

f: 503.469.0962

Office Address

15875 SW 74th Ave. 
Tigard, OR 97224


Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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NWMMB is a community based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon.

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