Bank of the West Mortgage Processor II in Tempe, Arizona

Mortgage Processor II


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for performing a variety of clerical loan pre-processing and processing functions, from receipt of loan documentation through preparation of package for loan closing while ensuring a timely, accurate and cost effective support of the Bank's lending operations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Receives and evaluates loan application from Mortgage Banker (MB) and reviews documents to ensure all necessary forms have been completed and comply with underwriting, PMI and secondary marketing guidelines. Identifies and advises of non-qualifying application prior to movement to next level of loan processing.

  • Ensures compliance in all areas of desktop underwriting, PMI and secondary market guidelines.

  • Sets up loan files and enters information for tracking of loan. Submits loans through DU/LP automated underwriting system.

  • Verifies credit report, income and assets and orders preliminary title report, appraisal, fee/escrow instructions and all verifications necessary to complete the loan file in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Reviews and evaluates all documents, including tax returns using judgment to ensure loan falls within guidelines per loan type.

  • Prepares and mails initial or revised disclosures, if applicable.

  • Determines allowable income to be used for loan calculations that comply with underwriting guidelines, including personal and business tax returns.

  • Reviews and validates the appraisal to ensure it complies with agency and USPAP/FIRREA guidelines.


Required Experience

  • Customer service experience


  • High School Diploma or GED Required


  • Good knowledge of loan documents, insurance requirements, real estate terminology, underwriting and departmental procedures.

  • General familiarity with office procedures.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of 10-key calculator

  • Photocopier and fax machine

  • Maintains filing system

  • Math and analysis

  • PC Proficiencies with Windows based software in Word, Outlook and Excel

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Mortgage

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Other Locations: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 038765