Use this sample and step by step explanation to craft a meaningful employee performance feedback review for a mechanical designer. Find the right words with quality phrases.

A mechanical designer designs machines and related products with different technologies. He/she is responsible for emerging mechanical needs while ensuring the feasibility of every prototype. They also have other responsibilities including designing new machinery using computer-aided software.

Besides, working in machinery manufacturing industries, the designer is also involved in designing robotics, refrigeration, ventilation, and heating systems. In addition, he/she is also responsible for evaluating if the design is capable of carrying various loads. They also determine if the products meet the safety and quality standards regulations. Lastly, they explain to other specialists about the designs to help them make informed decisions.

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

ORGANIZED WORKPLACE: Organized Workplace is a vital characteristic that helps the business to thrive for long term due to the sense of structure and order which efficiently promotes the team spirit.

Does not follow the company's dress code protocol to the letter

Rarely ensures that things around the workplace are in order.

1

APPEARANCE AND GROOMING: Appearance and Grooming are the way one presents themselves in a professional environment or the workplace with the aim of gaining positive impression and respect as well.

Maintains a high level of cleanliness and arrangement starting from the work desk

Keeps the company culture alive by respecting the dress code

2

CREATIVITY: Creativity is the skill of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality through the ability to perceive the world in new ways, find hidden patterns, make connections between unrelated phenomena and generate solutions.

Very rigid with the old ideas refusing to give them for new solutions

Unwilling to change thinking style regardless of recent questionable decisions

1

ORIENTATION TO WORK: Orientation to Work is the introduction that is given to a new worker whereby he is introduced to coworkers and given relevant information like schedules, performance standards, benefits and facilities, names of the supervisors, etc.

Regularly needs administration input in regards to the results or end goals of tasks assigned

Be a little less cautious and learn it is okay to make mistakes

1

ASSERTIVENESS: Assertiveness is the inclination to stand up for your rights or other people's rights in a calm and concrete way without being aggressive or accepting a wrong.

Says what's on one self's mind, but does it in a way that protects the other person's feelings

Always clear and direct to the point when answering a question; never leaves a questioner with a half-baked answer

2

SELF AWARENESS: Self Awareness is the ability to have a sound understanding of who you are as a person and how to relate to the world in which you live by understanding your strengths and weaknesses and how to manage them in the workplace.

Creates time to reflect; looks back at failures and setbacks in order to identify and apply key learning for self and others

Identifies gaps in one's own skill set and takes advantage of the learning opportunities in order to enhance effectiveness

2

CONCEPTUAL THINKING: Conceptual Thinking is the ability to recognize a situation or problem by identifying patterns or connections while addressing the underlying issues.

Is satisfied with one's way of thinking and solving problems and does not see the need to improve by reading or asking colleagues for advice

Is unable to translate complex ideas, observations, and issues and present the ideas in a clear manner that helps solve a problem

1

DEADLINES - ON TIME: Deadlines - On time is the ability to prioritize the important tasks and setting up a plan on how to work on them first to deliver within the set period.

Makes excuses when one makes mistakes or fails to meet deadlines instead of holding oneself accountable and showing the willingness to improve

Keeps a to-do list but does not use it effectively thus ends up missing an important task or deadline

1

GOAL AND OBJECTIVE SETTING: Goal and Objective Setting is the strategic plan that is set and laid down identifying how goals should be accomplished, by who and by what time.

Sets unattainable goals and therefore gets frustrated when one keeps on missing the deadlines

Describes own goals and objectives in a negative way thus feels demotivated and lacks morale to accomplish them

1

RESOURCE USE: Resource Use is the ability to utilize the office supplies effectively while avoiding any wastage and ensuring everything is used correctly.

Uses the company resources for unnecessary ventures rather than for ventures that increase its productivity

Sets unrealistic goals that are highly unachievable thus ends up wasting plenty of the company's time and resources

1

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation Question

Employee Comments

ORGANIZED WORKPLACE:

Has the company given you all the essential things you require to perform your duties/

What areas do you feel you need improvements when it comes to being organized at work?

[employee comments]
APPEARANCE AND GROOMING:

What are your personal motives behind your dressing and grooming?

What is your level of hygiene that you present to others?

[employee comments]
CREATIVITY:

Do you enjoy thinking creatively and innovatively as well as creating new solutions?

Are you motivated to do better every time you give a workable solution to a challenge?

[employee comments]
ORIENTATION TO WORK:

How well do handle pressure and stress in the workplace?

How well do you relate to your co-workers and management?

[employee comments]
ASSERTIVENESS:

Can you describe a situation where you were able to strengthen a relation with a colleague by using effective communication?

If a colleague was facing a clash of personalities, what steps would you take to make the working relationship run smoothly?

[employee comments]
SELF AWARENESS:

Can you think of a situation where you felt you needed to modify or adjust your behavior? How did you go about it?

What is one area you have consistently developed in the last year?

[employee comments]
CONCEPTUAL THINKING:

Can you give an example of when you integrated seemingly unrelated information in order to anticipate a problem or analyze a situation?

Give an example of a problem you solved when important facts were unavailable. What was the outcome? How was this problem affecting other employees?

[employee comments]
DEADLINES - ON TIME:

How have you kept yourself motivated to meet deadlines at work? How have you helped others on the same?

What are some of the tools that you have used to prioritize your tasks? How has this helped meet your deadlines?

[employee comments]
GOAL AND OBJECTIVE SETTING:

How have you kept yourself motivated to accomplish your goals? How have you helped others achieve their goals?

Is there a time when you were working on an important goal, but then you realized that you couldn't achieve it when you were already halfway done? What did you do?

[employee comments]
RESOURCE USE:

What basic rules have you followed for successful resource planning? How has this helped you to manage resources effectively?

What are some of the project management tools that you have used to keep track of your projects or automate important aspects of a project?

[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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