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

A Lead Operator is liable for testing and repairing ore-crushing and ore-transporting machinery, starting machinery and equipment, observing machines and equipment in operation for defects and malfunctions. This position requires a hands-on person who can be trusted to handle all the work on behalf of the company.

Essential functions of this position include testing and repairing ore-crushing and ore-transporting machinery, observing machines and equipment in operation for defects and malfunctions, repairs appliances and machines using hand tools, break sup clogged ore, using an iron bar or pneumatic hammer, turning valves to regulate the flow of water into a cooling system.

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


Strive to manage time well to ensure all required deliverables are met.

Constantly maintain an organized mindset at the workplace to achieve good results.

[employee comments goal]

Set aside time at the end of the day, maybe once a month to talk about safety rules and general working environment with the employees

Make sure that employees understand what needs to happen in case of a crisis whether by a natural disaster or violent person

[employee comments goal]

Be willing, to tell the truth at all times even when you are in error

Produce results and records that do not need the management's scrutiny

[employee comments goal]

Plan on what to do each day without necessarily getting a schedule from the management

Be a good steward of companies resources and time ensuring none is wasted on irrelevant things

[employee comments goal]

Manage time wisely to get much accomplished within a short time

Make use of the learning materials or coaching lessons to become more efficient

[employee comments goal]

Set workable personal goals that will help met the company goals

Be accountable to the management and showcase your daily or weekly achievement

[employee comments goal]

Constantly check with one's supervisors and other employees for work to be done after finishing one's task

Know how one's actions affect others and own up to one's mistakes in order to earn respect and become more reliable

[employee comments goal]

Start with the complex tasks and break them down into smaller chunks, each with a specific deadline

Ask questions in order to know what a task entails and what the recipient expects before agreeing to a deadline

[employee comments goal]

Give oneself a deadline for open-ended projects or tasks in order to get focused and increase productivity

Put consistent effort into accomplishing own goals and try as much as possible to prevent own output from slipping

[employee comments goal]

Integrate parallel processing techniques to ensure that related processes can run simultaneously to improve efficiency

Set clear objectives when initiating process improvement efforts and always identify processes that fall within the context of business goals

[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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