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

An engineering technician has training and education of engineering but works under the supervision of a professional engineer. They work in a broad range of fields including manufacturing, industrial, construction, and laboratory among others.

He/she has other responsibilities including working together with professional engineers in the research and development to inform new projects. They assist in improving processes and designs. Besides, they work as quality assurance supervisors in science-related projects. They are also involved in solving technical problems specific to different engineering projects. Lastly, some may be included in the development of concepts and prototypes for new products in manufacturing industries.

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.

Give other people ample time to talk before contributing again.

[employee comments goal]

Identify what every person is good at and pair them with the appropriate roles and tasks in order to help them succeed

Have an agenda ahead of scheduling meetings in order to make sure that the time spent with team members is efficient and productive

[employee comments goal]

Encourage member to member dialogues more than facilitator to member dialogues on discussion boards

Answer all emails from group members in a timely manner or assign someone to do it if one is not in a position to

[employee comments goal]

Remove oneself emotionally from the situation and keep the impossible person at a distance for a moment

Distract oneself by doing other activities or meeting new friends in order to stop thinking about what the difficult person said or did

[employee comments goal]

Work with others to build a team spirit that quickly helps one another

Learn to spend your time and resources well to ensure minimum wastage

[employee comments goal]

Use your strength to meet the set objectives and grow your career

Choose to become a valuable part of the company that gives results

[employee comments goal]

Help employees and team members meet their goals and suggest ways to make them more valuable to the company

Learn how to control and respond to one's own emotions in order to avoid causing conflicts in the workplace

[employee comments goal]

Use collaborative task tracking software in order to spot employees who are not reporting their progress or who are behind schedule

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

[employee comments goal]

Help other employees generate fresh perspectives, new approaches, and breakthrough ideas that will help them produce accurate and quality work

Set crystal clear plans and development schemes that work in order to produce an all polished and perfect product

[employee comments goal]

Work extra hard to get more certifications in new technology fields

Show more willingness to learn how to manage online confidentiality, privacy and security

[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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