Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a hydraulic technician.

A Hydraulic Technician is primarily responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of heavy hydraulic equipment, repairs, and adjustment of the diesel power unit. This position is also known as a hydraulic mechanic ensures all the hydraulic systems function properly in the recommended environment.

The duties of this position include diagnosing the defects on the heavy duty equipment, carefully following instructions given by the foreman, repairing gasoline and diesel powered tractors, inspecting diesel powered units, hydraulic systems, and injection valves and systems, undergoing training with innovations in heavy equipment operations, repairs, and maintenance, improves operations, streamlines work processes, works cooperatively to provide seamless customer services, communicates any unsafe conditions or accidents in a timely manner.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

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


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Always try to speak with great confidence and without fear of making mistakes.

Listen well enough to be able to give constructive feedback to other people.

[employee comments goal]

Look at things in different perspectives and angles and to develop alternative options.

Be more flexible to change and adapt to new tact and ways of finding new solutions.

[employee comments goal]

Mine the best experiences of one's life and share one's wisdom from a unique point of view in order to inspire someone

Be ambitious, set big goals and accomplish them in order to inspire others that they, too, can make it happen as long as they stay committed and focused

[employee comments goal]

Show interest in the person by asking questions and listening closely in order to make those connections happen

Keep a list of one's top networking partners and do something every week to add value to their life or business

[employee comments goal]

Be available to the coworkers, customers, and management and show concern

Handle all the tasks accorded with a professional view not overlooking any detail

[employee comments goal]

Give advance notice when the company rolls out new features or launches new initiatives or applications

Learn from past mistakes; look at past missteps and how they were solved to help solve future problems

[employee comments goal]

Avoid constant interruptions and distractions that waste time meant for working on a project

Meet all deadlines and make the best use of the available time

[employee comments goal]

Provide timely and constructive solutions or advice to customers and make them feel they are fully understood

Share resources and information readily and make sure customers feel that you are on their side

[employee comments goal]

Comply with the set standards, processes, and guidelines for managing knowledge and encourage colleagues to adhere to these standards

Show willingness to adopt to new ideas that can improve own knowledge capabilities

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to explain complex machines to clients clearly and with simple language

Pay attention to detail and use sketches, verbal instructions, and notes to assist in completing complex project designs

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


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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