Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a metallurgical r&d engineer.

A Metallurgical R&D Engineer devises ways of converting metals to functional products through research and development. The person works closely with scientists in R&D to create new alloys as well as develop metal production processes including welding, casting, melting, alloying, and rolling. If in extractive metallurgy, he/she finds better ways of extracting small quantities of metal from large waste rocks.

Other duties include developing new coatings and products using metallurgical expertise, improving metal extraction processes, analyze test results and give the outcomes to stakeholders, develop processes to achieve the desired properties of the end product, provide technical support in metal related issues in R&D, take part in R&D projects and evaluate new alloys.

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


Book time in one's diary in order to prepare a business presentation for a networking event

Ask the contacts one already has to refer other contacts in order to build and expand own network

[employee comments goal]

Plan company days where each employee can showcase their creativity in different ways

Coach others how to think creatively and employ their skills to growth

[employee comments goal]

Work peacefully with both genders without neglecting anyone in the workplace

Respect other people's opinions to create an open communication channel

[employee comments goal]

Help others to perform tasks that are provided without feeling shortchanged

Avoid falling back into old habits that have already been sighted

[employee comments goal]

Develop oneself as a resource for others by networking to find excellent contacts for future needs

Work effectively with clients and show empathy towards their issues

[employee comments goal]

Conduct business operations with customers and other employees at a time that is convenient for them

Keep deadlines and commitments and make sure all affected colleagues know in advance when one is not in a position to meet these commitments

[employee comments goal]

Keep up to pace with the evolving technology in order to spot new ways that can streamline own duties

Listen to concerns and questions from new and underperforming employees and use their input to identify areas where the company could improve to increase productivity

[employee comments goal]

Break projects into manageable chunks with each chunk spaced enough to give one time to make changes before the final delivery

Conduct neutral and honest discussions in order to allow everyone involved make solid contributions

[employee comments goal]

Integrate parallel processing techniques to ensure that related processes can run simultaneously to improve efficiency

Eliminate steps that do not add value to a process and optimize the steps that add value to a process

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort to learn more math skills and apply them effectively when analyzing problems and designing solutions

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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