Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an agricultural engineer.

An Agricultural Engineer is liable for applying the knowledge of engineering technology to design agricultural structures, machinery, equipment, and processes to sort out the agricultural problems.

The primary responsibilities of this position include, performing extensive research and development, supervising production of machinery, develop ways to conserve soil and water, improving the processing and storage of agricultural products, specifying functional requirements for each development phase, estimating costs, reliability and safety, evaluating the effectiveness of the design and change if necessary, integrating the components into the final layout, planning performance upgrades as required, ensuring designed systems functions reliably for a longer period of time, developing products that increase the product's value.

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.

Learn to give constructive feedback when called upon to do so

[employee comments goal]

Learn new ways and technique of starting and maintaining meaningful conversations.

Know how best to manage and express my feelings and emotions.

[employee comments goal]

Allow the opportunity for one-on-one feedback in order to make it easier for the other person to say what he/she really thinks

Give the employee an opportunity to speak up during the meeting or ask questions about the feedback afterward

[employee comments goal]

Establish immediate credibility that should be followed in the workplace

Insist that staff members meet standards of grooming and appearance

[employee comments goal]

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

Create an atmosphere of love and concern among the employees together with the management

[employee comments goal]

Take a step back from own tasks if one is feeling overwhelmed in order to formulate a new strategy to handle the tasks

Volunteer to train new and underperforming employees and in resolving problems that contribute to underperformance

[employee comments goal]

Organize and schedule project activities in a logical way in order to make it easier for project members to execute

Encourage and help project members to work as a team in order to meet their goals and complete the project at hand

[employee comments goal]

Pay special attention to new trends and implement change towards them

Develop effective strategies of surveying what customers want and put more effort into making it readily available

[employee comments goal]

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

Constantly gather more knowledge to assist in modeling processes to make them work as expected

[employee comments goal]

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

Demonstrate more willingness to learn more about statistical analysis techniques and learn how to apply appropriate statistical tests

[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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