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

A key operator controls or operates a machine and is assigned to a particular machine to which he has operating expertise. He/she ensures that the machine is operating efficiently by making sure there are enough supplies and doing minor repairs such as clearing paper jams as well as regular maintenance and cleaning.

Other than ensuring that the machine is running efficiently, other duties include receiving communication regarding the machine, determining that if the machine needs refilling of supplies, ordering supplies, determining the use patterns of the machine to prevent misuse, manage operational costs by devising control measures and storing the supplies.

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


Understand the purpose of a team goes beyond personal goals

Remain committed to the company's regulations without any compromise or prejudice

[employee comments goal]

Embrace the company's policies, visions, and objectives to be able to work best

Be a source of joy to the other workers and customers

[employee comments goal]

Learn to maintain self-control when angry, since responding in a similar angry manner will do little to discourage aggression

Learn good listening and speaking skills in order to communicate effectively with other employees

[employee comments goal]

Stop obsessing over every detail and just learn to perform one's best in order to avoid wasting time on tasks and meet deadlines

Schedule more time for things that help one feel fresh in the mind such as taking a walk or watching one's favorite TV show

[employee comments goal]

Look for better ways that will increase one's chances of success, rather than stubbornly persist in the face of evidence that one's plan is not working

Learn new ways that will help one see the connection between effort and success and understand that one needs to work hard at times to achieve a certain goal

[employee comments goal]

Get clear about what one wants to achieve and channel all effort towards achieving it

Create an environment that supports own goals, habits, and the consistent actions one needs to take to accomplish them

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to build and nurture relationships and create more time to meet others

Choose words wisely when having a conversation and avoid offensive or rude language

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to discourage harassment, bullying, and abrasive behavior

Show more willingness to learn more about diversity issues and always set universally acceptable goals

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in learning how to operate modern electronic devices

Embrace computers to execute repetitive, multiple, and complex tasks efficiently

[employee comments goal]

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

Show more willingness to take on new challenges and put extra effort to solve problems

[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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