Located in the southeast corner of Wisconsin in Waukesha County, Butler is home to over 1,800 residents. The town was originally located near the intersection of Lisbon Road, Capitol Drive and 124th Street. In 1909, representatives from the Milwaukee, Sparta and North Western Railway, a division of the Chicago & North Western Railway (now owned by Union Pacific), visited farmers on the east side of 124th Street and offered to buy their farmland to establish railroad yards as an adjunct to an outer belt line around the city of Milwaukee to relieve freight congestion in the downtown railroad yards.
The unincorporated village moved one mile north to Hampton Avenue, nearer to the railroad yards. “New Butler” was the home of many yard workers for the massive rail marshaling yard in Milwaukee County. In May of 1913, New Butler was incorporated as a village in Waukesha County. In 1930, the “New” part of its name was dropped.
With its small town charm, Butler is an attractive community for families of all ages – the area features safe and friendly neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, a diverse economy and welcoming people.
Cargill and Butler
Acquired in 2001, Cargill is one of the largest employers in the Butler area, proudly employing approximately 500 people. Our facility provides frozen ground beef patties and value-added products to some of the largest restaurants and food distribution companies in the country. Our team at the Butler facility work hard every day to maintain that reputation, creating the highest-quality products and upholding responsible practices.
Employees donate time and services to a variety of organizations such as: Cargill Cares, Butler Night Out, Mexican Fiesta, United Way, Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Hank Aaron State Trail and other various school programs and sponsorships.
Join our team
Openings typically available include production, maintenance and supervisory positions in multiple shifts.
Production positions – probationary rate $10.62/ hour; moving to a base rate of $11.45/hour
- Maximum increase to $17.51/ hour upon qualification
- Maintenance Technicians – starting at $18.57/hour; maximum rate of pay $33.09/ hour
- Management and supervisory roles
- Starting wage: $18.57/hour
- $0.30/hour shift differential for work on 2nd shift
Canada Employment Resources: Cargill is an equal opportunity empoyer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.