Heavy Equipment Operator Job at Bode, Washington DC

  • Bode
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Who We Are:

We are a construction company that has been based in the Seattle area since 1990. We focus on multi-family housing for emerging middle-class tenants; look at it another way, our offering enables blue-collar and similarly-employed people to live in attractive, urban environments with proximity to transportation and amenities. We are rapidly growing, changing, and improving every aspect of our business.

We have an immediate need for a Heavy equipment operator experienced in road construction, building infrastructure, excavation, land development, and utility installation .

We manage about 1,000 units across multiple properties, have five properties under construction (about 80 to 165 units each), and seven in the permitting process (150-300+ units each). We have an aggressive but achievable goal of 25,000 units by 2030 as the first installment in the larger vision. We want to make the model scalable to hundreds of thousands and then millions of units over time.

Job Details:

  • Heavy equipment operators are responsible for operating and maintaining heavy machinery specifically used in civil construction projects.
  • 5 years experience with operating heavy equipment: Safely and efficiently operating machinery such as excavators, bulldozers, graders, loaders, and compactors to perform tasks like digging, grading, leveling, and compacting surfaces.
  • Safety protocols: Adhering to safety guidelines and procedures to prevent accidents and maintain a safe work environment for oneself and others on the construction site.
  • Material handling: Loading, unloading, and transporting materials using appropriate equipment, such as moving soil, rocks, and construction materials.
  • Site preparation: Assisting in site preparation activities, including clearing land, excavating trenches, and preparing the ground for construction and utility installation.
  • Collaboration and communication: Working closely with other team members, supervisors, and contractors to ensure efficient workflow, coordination, and completion of the project.
  • Documentation: Maintaining accurate records of equipment usage, maintenance, and any incidents or accidents that occur on the job site.

A civil heavy equipment operator should have a good understanding of equipment operation and maintenance, and be able to follow instructions and work well in a team. Physical stamina, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail are also crucial for this role.

It's important to note that the specific job requirements and responsibilities may vary depending on the construction project, company, and industry regulations.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health insurance 100% Employer paid for Employee.
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8-hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Tacoma or Seattle WA: Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (Required).


  • Heavy Equipment Operator: 5 years (Preferred).

Work Location:

  • In-person

About Bode:

Bode is a distinguished multifamily development firm headquartered in the Seattle area since 1990. Specializing in vertically integrated solutions, we offer comprehensive in-house services spanning design, construction, and property management. Our core mission centers on providing tailored multi-family housing solutions for the middle-income demographic, redefining urban living for blue-collar and similarly employed individuals. With a commitment to crafting attractive, well-located residences that foster vibrant community experiences, we facilitate accessibility to transportation and amenities. Currently managing approximately 1,100 units across diverse properties, Bode is actively engaged in the construction of four properties (ranging from 80 to 135 units each) and navigating the permitting processes for seven developments (with unit counts ranging from 150 to over 300 each). Our ambitious goal is to achieve 25,000 units by 2030, driving toward a larger vision of sustainable growth. Embracing a vertically integrated approach, we oversee design, construction, and property management operations in-house, leveraging virtual design, building information management, and prefab manufacturing technologies for streamlined efficiency.

Job Tags

Full time, For contractors, Immediate start, Remote job, Relocation, Shift work,

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