Use this step by step explanation to craft a good employee performance feedback review for a design engineer. Find the right words with quality phrases.

A Design Engineer is responsible for researching and developing new ideas for new products and systems used to make them. This role also analyses and modifies all existing processes and products to improving their efficiency and overall performance.

The standard functions for this post are writing regular progress reports and presenting them to project managers and clients, researching whether the design will work and be cost-effective assessing the usability, environmental impact, and safety of design, using CAD and CAE software to create prototypes, collecting and analyzing data from tests on prototypes modifying plans and retesting them, researching, designing and creating new products, developing virtual models of different designs using computer software.

Employee Performance Review Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:

Instructions

  1. Rating: Rate the employee against the core skills based on how well he/she demonstrates each skill. Give scores 1, 2, or 3 for each rating depending on the employee's performance.
  2. Comments: Use this area to give examples of employee's performance phrases. The phrases should describe how well an employee has performed on previously set goals based on the given core skill.
  3. Summary: Use this section to give a summary of the employee's strengths and areas for improvement or development. Recommend a step increase for an employee who has met the expectations and performance improvement plans for one who doesn't meet expectations.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources manager must examine and indicate whether he/she concurs with the evaluation and comments. If the manager agrees, then he/she must sign the evaluation form. If he/she doesn't concur, then he/she must provide reasons explaining why this is so.
  5. Signatures: Sign the evaluation form and give it to the employee to go through and answer the Self Evaluation Questions. Ask him/her to sign and date the evaluation form before giving it back to the human resources for filing.

Rating Meaning

The employee fails to perform the most important aspects of the job satisfactorily. Requires close guidance to carry out routine jobs. He/she needs significant improvement in all areas. Meetings should be held between the employee and the supervisor to discuss performance deficiencies.

1

Employee routinely meets and exceeds expectations in all areas of responsibility. Produces high-quality work that at times exceeds expectations. Consistently meets the most critical annual goals. Occasionally produces timely and accurate results.

2

The employee consistently and significantly exceeds the communicated expectations by producing exceptionally high-quality work. He/she demonstrates exceptional knowledge of his/her duties and is highly recognized by others as an authority in his/her area of work.

3

Supervisor's Feedback

Skill

Comments

Rating

LISTENING SKILLS: Listening Skills are a practical ability to accurately receive and interpret messages you receive during the communication process to ensure flow and accuracy are maintained.

Asserts opinions, views, and ideas respectfully and appropriately to the relevant audience.

Repeats what the other person was saying to ensure the information is taken correctly.

2

PROBLEM SOLVING: Problem Solving is the skill of defining a problem to determine its cause, identify it, prioritize and select alternative solutions to implement in solving the problems and reviving relationships.

Is always open-minded and readily accepts what others have to contribute.

Creates opportunities to evaluate and implement the decisions that are arrived at properly.

2

NETWORKING: Networking is the process that encourages an exchange of information and ideas among individuals or groups that share the same interests.

Tries to remember every topic one discusses with each person one meets in order to establish a familiar connection next time one meets them

Follows up with casual contacts in order to try and build a potential long-term business relationship

2

DECISION MAKING: Decision Making is the art of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information and assessing alternative resolutions before settling on one.

Allows employees to be critical about ideas and suggests solutions to expand an idea

Asks a variety of people with various backgrounds for responses in order to evaluate how majority of other people view the decision

2

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY: Equal Opportunity and Diversity means having employees from a wide range of background that includes different ages, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief, educational background, physical ability and treating them equally.

Always carries a positive attitude that appreciates everyone despite their differences

Does not choose who to submit to rather yields to all managers

3

FLEXIBILITY: Flexibility is an important skill that allows employers and employees to make an arrangement about working on maintaining a work/life balance to help organizations improve the productivity and efficiency of their balance.

Consistently maintains composure during times of stress and helps others do the same

Struggles with tasks that are not part of the job descriptions to see them completed at the right time

2

MONITORING OTHERS: Monitoring others is tracking employee activities monitor the worker engagement with the workplace-related tasks.

Puts one's own needs aside and constantly focuses on the other person in order to observe them

Takes note of the ways a person interacts with or avoids others in order to understand their personality

3

ROLE AWARENESS: Role Awareness is the ability to be informed of your role in a given environment as well as understand the expectations placed on a position and to see how they are met apparently.

Abstains from distractions such as social media or personal messaging in order to concentrate on the assigned task

Works backwards from the deadline in order to see how tweaking daily micro tasks could increase chances of meeting own goals even further

2

RESEARCH: Research is the ability to stay updated on the latest trends in different fields as per your concern or the concern of your company or business.

Constantly draws conclusions from scientific analyses or arguments and constantly makes predictions from experimental data

Breaks bigger issues into smaller manageable parts when faced with complex situations during research

2

MECHANICAL SKILLS: Mechanical Skills are the abilities to solve problems that arise in the workplace, although it may vary from one company to another.

Shows willingness to take on new challenges and puts extra effort to solve problems

Understands how to troubleshoot and maintain some tools and equipment

2

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

LISTENING SKILLS:

Give an instance that you have been defensive during a conversation. How did it turn out?

What are some of the distractions that you have that prevent you from having a good conversation with someone?

[employee comments]
PROBLEM SOLVING:

How well do you accommodate other people ideas and opinions when trying to solve a problem?

Do you involve other people when trying to solve any particular problem?

[employee comments]
NETWORKING:

What qualities do you look for in professionals when networking?

How have you helped your networking partners to get to know each other and help each other out?

[employee comments]
DECISION MAKING:

Describe a time when you have had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision. What was the outcome?

Can you give specific examples of decisions that you make rapidly and those that take more time?

[employee comments]
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY:

Are you lost in your world such that you don't care about others?

Are you available when your colleagues need you to help them?

[employee comments]
FLEXIBILITY:

Are you a fast learner willing to research and learn new tricks quickly?

Are you able to handle project concerns that are required to complete projects?

[employee comments]
MONITORING OTHERS:

What are some of the monitoring policies you have in your company? How do you make sure the employees follow the policy of timekeeping?

How do you access an employee's accountability? How do you deal with an employee who doesn't deliver their work on time?

[employee comments]
ROLE AWARENESS:

Describe a project that required you to demonstrate role awareness. What was your role and what was the outcome?

In your opinion, do you think it is important for employers to develop ways to help employees become more aware of their positions it the company? Explain

[employee comments]
RESEARCH:

What are you doing to improve your understanding of how to use data reduction and synthesis methods?

What are you doing to improve your ability to point out, define, and analyze existing problems?

[employee comments]
MECHANICAL SKILLS:

How often do you train yourself to improve your ability to read a wide range machine prints and diagrams?

What efforts are you making to learn more about safety requirements and legal guidelines when developing designs?

[employee comments]

Summary

Sections 1-4: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 5: To be completed by the employee

1. Exceeds Job Related Expectations

2. Areas to improve

3. Goals completed since last performance feedback

4. Goals for next period

5. Employee comments

Signatures

I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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