We have immediate full-time employment available for Grain Bin Builders. Requiring energetic and hardworking individuals with a minimum of grade 12 education or equivalent experience.

John Ernewein Limited is a leader in Agricultural & Commercial Construction in the Walkerton area. We are located in Southwest Ontario, approx. 80KM from Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph region.

What is in it for you:

  • Work for a leader in the Agricultural & Commercial Construction Industry.
  • Pay is competitive $18-$26 HR + benefits (after 9 months)
  • Work with an awesome team of tenured staff and industry professionals
  • Free Tim Hortons on Fridays!!

Who this role is perfect for - Apply if this aligns with your interests:

  • Hardworking - working conditions require individual lifting of up to 50lbs and team lifting of up to 200lbs, kneeling, crouching, working with your hands, doing general labour duties.
  • Punctual, attentive to the instruction from experienced workers who will train!
  • Quality, driven, and eager to learn.
  • Seasonal peak work months are typical.
  • From May to October/November, annually.
  • The work environment is almost entirely outside! This is perfect for someone who loves working in the fresh air (rain or shine) and likes variety in their day
  • The role requires some travel within the province - jobs can take place 2+ hours outside of Walkerton. If travel is required and overnight stay is needed, we cover lodging costs and give our employees a per diem.
  • If you're motivated by this work, we'd love to meet you!

What you'll be doing:

  • Assist in the preparation of structural foundations, build and position forms, rebar and wire.
  • Assist in the assembly of grain bin structures, as well as handling and drying equipment.
  • Assist in the installation of feeding systems.
  • Assist in the dismantling of concrete forms and other materials after use.

Hours of Work:

  • Monday to Thursday 7:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday's 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • Hours can vary with job site distance
  • Overtime is paid after 44 hours - the average work week is 49.5 hours (5.5 hours at time and a half)

Other Requirements:

  • Be positive and courteous at all times, while maintaining a professional demeanor; be an ambassador for John Ernewein Limited.
  • Physically able to perform any and all construction work activities, including but not limited to standing/sitting for long periods of time, handling sharp steel products, individually lifting and carrying heavy objects, bending, climbing, reaching and twisting
  • Assist in all departments, as required and directed.

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal

Contract length: 6 - 7 months

Salary: $18.00-$26.00 per hour


  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

COVID-19 considerations:

Personal protective equipment provided and required. Social distancing guidelines in place. Sanitization, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Walkerton, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • construction: 1 year (preferred)


  • English (required)


  • Drivers License (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2023-05-08

Applicants will be contacted if we would like to conduct an in person interview.

Email: general@ernewein.com

Who We Are:

John Ernewein Limited is locally owned and operated, serving Southwestern Ontario with over 50 years of industry experience. One of the largest independently owned Agricultural & Commercial Contractors and Grain Handling & Storage dealers in Ontario.

From initial design to project completion, our General Contracting staff work directly with our customers to ensure their satisfaction. On site, our experienced construction supervision ensure that your individual specifications and needs are being met.

Quality grain handling & storage products and services are the foundations of our grain bin business. We are committed to supplying you, our valued customer with proven and tested solutions, through our experienced sales and service staff.

Let us show you how 50 years of experience can work for you!