Emmet County DPW Careers

Join us in our mission to provide opportunities and education for employees, residents, businesses, and neighboring communities to reduce waste, reuse, recycle and properly dispose of materials in order to preserve the natural beauty of our northern Michigan community.

Open Positions:

Recycle Processor

Workplace Benefits


Emmet County DPW provides medical, prescription, vision & dental insurance to all employees.

401K Plan

We offer an 8% Contribution to Your 401k Personal Retirement Account from Emmet County

457 Plan

Emmet County offers the option to use a 457 retirement plan if desired.


We offer both short and long-term disability insurance for all our team members.


Emmet County DPW does not work nights, Sundays or major holidays.

Paid Time Off

3 weeks paid time off to start, 40 hours additional after year 1, 80 hours additional after year 2.

Supervisor Policy

We have an open door policy for all supervisors, and we are willing to listen and implement constructive employee ideas.

Safety Conscious

Emmet County DPW provides a safe work environment for all team members.

Open Positions

Recycle Processor

Primary functions include perform tasks related to the accepting, sorting, and processing of recyclable materials. To produce high quality, marketable recyclables in a safe and efficient manner.

No nights, Sundays or major holidays Holidays worked receive 2x pay Steel worker's union position
$200 boot allowance every year $200 uniform allowance every year Outerwear provided when you begin (rain & winter)
Great coworkers and work culture Safety-conscious work environment Wide variety of work responsibilities