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

A project chemist is responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis within the lab set up for the purpose of quality control or for developing new products. He/she prepares test solutions and other needed compounds for lab personnel to conduct their experiments. He/she works in co-operation with other staff during projects.

In addition, they also get to undertake other roles such as writing technical papers and reports, confer with scientists and other project staff to conduct analyses of a research project, develop and improve lab processes so as to improve efficiency and undertaking various studies to determine the various effects of other compounds.

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


Learn to manage clients? problems well enough and to ensure they are satisfied.

To improve on my technical deduction and logical isolations skills and capabilities.

[employee comments goal]

Encourage and support others during tough times in order to help them see the best in themselves during these difficult times

Be ambitious, set big goals and accomplish them in order to inspire others that they, too, can make it happen as long as they stay committed and focused

[employee comments goal]

Use delegation to plan for the projects and tasks workable methods

Recognize individual needs and skills when delegating tasks to the workers

[employee comments goal]

Plan to hold training and workshops to educate your workforce on better work ethics

Use diverse methods to educate the workforce to bring out their potential

[employee comments goal]

Set personal goals that cultivate a team spirit in the business

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

[employee comments goal]

Make sure to have all the information needed to accomplish a certain task before starting it

Work closely with the instructor from the start to the of the task or project and ask for help where appropriate

[employee comments goal]

Set measurable objectives in order to know when one is making progress and whether or not one is on the right track

Describe own objectives and goals in a positive way in order to feel more comfortable and motivated to achieve them

[employee comments goal]

Avoid multitasking at all costs; work on one task, complete that task and move on to the next

Have a notebook or journal to jot down all the important reminders during phone conversations in order to have a record of all the calls in one place

[employee comments goal]

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

Be able to manage underperforming teams and troubled projects in order to bring them to success

[employee comments goal]

Take part in making changes in policies to eliminate unfair elements

Constantly remember that everyone deserves equal, fair, and just treatment

[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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