The staff at Water Works Park is committed to improving themselves and plant processes. Each team member motivates me to be the best that I can be each day.

Michael Dunne, Plant Engineer


GLWA gives me an opportunity to work with a great team in Procurement to obtain services and goods to deliver fresh water to our communities. Like Steve Jobs said, ‘Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people.’

Lolita Welch, Management Professional

One Water, One Team

When you work at Great Lakes Water Authority, you help make a difference in the environment and in your local community.

“One water, one team” is more than just a phrase, it’s a way of doing business. Here, you don’t work for GLWA, you work with GLWA. And together, we’re racing toward a shared goal to become the region’s most-trusted, high-quality water and wastewater resource.

We are all strategic partners on the path to becoming a Utility of the Future, and GLWA prioritizes the recruitment and selection of highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us get there.

GLWA is an equal opportunity employer.




A Culture of Continuous Improvement

At GLWA, we are committed to employee development at all levels. From the implementation of Six Sigma principles, to operationally specific training to prepare employees for licensing or state certification, to a three-year apprenticeship program, GLWA has its eye on the future, and we need highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help get us there.

Come Work With Us

GLWA is looking for highly talented, well-qualified individuals to help us fulfill our vision to be the water and wastewater service provider of choice in Southeast Michigan. GLWA is an equal opportunity employer.


We know how important it is to have good, affordable health and group benefits. That’s why we offer competitive benefits to full-time employees, providing protection, peace of mind and savings. Whether it’s health care, income protection, retirement savings or other benefits such as the Employee Assistance Plan, we’ve got you covered.

GLWA’s comprehensive benefits package offers our team members:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Defined Contribution Plan (401A)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457)
  • Retiree Health Savings Account
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excused Days Off
  • Bereavement Days
  • Tuition Assistance
  • One Water Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Team Member Savings Center
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Check out our most recent Open Enrollment Guide to see our full offering of team member benefits.


Learn more about the wide variety of apprenticeship opportunities at the Great Lakes Water Authority.


GLWA offers paid internships that provide real world experience in the water sector. Apply today!

About the Great Lakes Water Authority

Find out what we’re all about – including our history, mission and some of the people who are making it happen.