Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a quality control chemist.

A quality control chemist utilizes chemistry laboratory skills to test and measure different types of products and materials for quality purposes more so in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. He/she works to ensure that all performed laboratory experiments are undertaken in line with the laid down standard operating practices, good laboratory, and clinical practices.

In addition, he/she performs other stipulated duties that include; validating instrumentation and experiments, preparing and testing various lab samples, perform minor equipment troubleshooting and overall maintenance of the lab environment and equipment. He/she also ensures that all lab users observe all the lab rules accordingly and that nothing is stamped.

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


Communicate effectively whether in writing or verbally to ensure people understand what I am trying to pass across.

Learn to use past knowledge and experience to troubleshoot current problems.

[employee comments goal]

Give daily and weekly reviews in order to make tracking and analyzing an employee's work much easier

Divide feedback into positive and negative columns for personal use and to ensure that it is fair and balanced

[employee comments goal]

Set goals that are challenging the employees and provide the required support as well

Recognize individual needs and skills when delegating tasks to the workers

[employee comments goal]

Accomplish all the goals set as a group to encourage teamwork spirit

Be consistent in the delivery of the set goals to create a valuable record

[employee comments goal]

Personally track the progress of long-term projects and evaluate their accuracy and completeness

Use tracking software for clocking in and out only, but not to track employees' movement when they are out of the office

[employee comments goal]

Focus on one's goal constantly and with great emotion, and devote a major portion of one's energy towards reaching it

Figure out exactly what one wants and write it down to the very last detail

[employee comments goal]

Separate own values from those of other employees and do what one thinks is right no matter what

Tackle new skills in order to gain knowledge and confidence needed to handle current or upcoming projects

[employee comments goal]

Recognize and reward team members for producing quality work in order to make them feel appreciated and encouraged to continue delivering quality results and increasing their productivity

Check the sources of both internal and external data for accuracy before using it in any task or project

[employee comments goal]

Take part in making changes in policies to eliminate unfair elements

Find the right answers to all questions and avoid bluffing

[employee comments goal]

Put more effort into increasing the capacity to work anytime from anywhere and on any device

Seek for assistance when faced with challenges related to installing, using, and troubleshooting computer software

[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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