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

A Food Technician assists the food scientists with research by testing and examining food products while ensuring that the food is compliant with the Food and Drug Administration as well as help in improving the food products on the market. This position also develops better methods to package foods and helps discover ways to process foods that preserve the nutrient levels.

The primary responsibilities include improving food quality, ordering supplies as well as keeping, conducting tests to detect the coloring, nutrients, moisture levels and other portions of the food items, analyzing tests results and compiling presentations on the material, monitoring the use of additives.

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


Show willingness to listen to other people's views even when they are not good.

Listen with the aim of understanding rather than the intent of replying.

[employee comments goal]

Stay aware of the company objectives and monitor current trends and developments that may affect implementation of its programs and plans

Use knowledge of corporate politics to handle difficult situations effectively and with discretion

[employee comments goal]

Build a lifestyle of esteem and dignity for all humankind in the workplace

Be available to assist those that require your help at all times

[employee comments goal]

Use honest facts, figures, and data to support conclusions made

Give credit to employees who have worked hard and deserved it

[employee comments goal]

Learn to take on additional responsibilities even those that are not in one's job description

Embrace teamwork as a way of sharing ideas and learning from others

[employee comments goal]

Value and interact with new employees who can teach something new, even if they have a lower position in the company's hierarchy

Embrace failed projects as learning opportunities and review own performance to spot potential alternatives one could have taken to achieve more positive results

[employee comments goal]

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

Seek assistance to solve a problem quickly instead of struggling and lagging behind

[employee comments goal]

Encourage tolerance between individuals and groups with different cultural practices and beliefs

Engage professionals and local people to teach and model intercultural competence

[employee comments goal]

Constantly use the existing benchmarks to complete processes in accordance with the set standards

Constantly use survey results to assess the impact of ongoing process improvement efforts

[employee comments goal]

Constantly use data reduction and synthesis methods to understand the patterns in data

Learn to draw conclusions from scientific analyses or arguments and constantly make predictions from experimental data

[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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