Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a biofuels processing technician.

A Biofuels Processing Technician is liable for calculating, loading, mixing and preparing processed feedstock with additives in fermentation or reaction process containers and monitor the production process. This position performs and keeps records of the complete plant maintenance, repairs, and safety inspections.

The major responsibilities of this position include operating equipment like the centrifuge, extracting in the production of biofuels, working valves, pumps, engines or generators to control and adjust biofuels production, processing refined feedstock with additives in fermentation or regression process vessels, assessing the quality of biofuels additives for processing, calibrating liquid flow devices and meters including fuel, chemical and water meters, collecting biofuels samples and performing routine laboratory tests or analyses to assess biofuels quality, inspecting biofuels plant or processing equipment regularly as well as recording and reporting damage and mechanical problems.

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


Pay attention to employees who are learning new skills to make sure that they know what they are doing and that they have been properly trained

Allow only authorized personnel to do certain jobs if one feels other employees don't have enough training to do them

[employee comments goal]

Work through conflicts to ensure a productive resolution that is not favoring any side is reached

Recognize individual needs and skills when delegating tasks to the workers

[employee comments goal]

Get physical strength enough to carry out the tasks with ease

Set achievable or workable goals for daily accountability and achievement

[employee comments goal]

Look for new ways of handling multiple tasks and tolerating time pressure

Consistently maintain composure even when stressed and learn to embrace mishaps with renewed energy

[employee comments goal]

Realize that any goal worth reaching takes time and focus on expanding the range of tools one has to work with to achieve goals

Learn to go against one's emotions and obstacles instead of waiting for them to change or move away

[employee comments goal]

Keep track of progress; measure current results against previous results in order to stay focused, motivated, and disciplined

Be fully committed to doing whatever it takes to accomplish own goals no matter what challenges one may find along the way

[employee comments goal]

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

Learn how to anticipate problems and deal with them before they happen in order to avoid panic and frustrations in the future when they do happen

[employee comments goal]

Develop and implement policies that assure the rights of all people are considered regardless of their cultural background

Promote professional development courses and forums that enhance intercultural competency

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to use appropriate oral and written communication skills when sharing an analysis

Learn more about reliable data collection techniques and make an effort to collect the right information

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to install and configure a wide range of products

Learn to communicate information about products clearly and in a simple language

[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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