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

A Plant Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and managing all daily plant operations with overall responsibility for production, maintenance, quality and other production-related activities that exceed the customer's expectations.

Essential functions of this position include directing, managing plant operations for production, maintenance, quality and shipping and receiving, coordinating plant activities through planning with departmental managers to insure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished, developing and controlling profits, plans and budgets, implementing cost effective systems of control over capital, managing capital asset maintenance, establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality standards, controlling and minimizing labor overtime, repair expenses and premium freight.

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


Mine the best experiences of one's life and share one's wisdom from a unique point of view in order to inspire someone

Avoid talking when one doesn't have anything positive to say about a colleague to avoid hurting or upsetting them

[employee comments goal]

Use different frames and strive to come up with independent decisions for each frame

Think through the best people one should involve in the decision-making process in order to avoid making poor decisions

[employee comments goal]

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

Remain consistent in the interpretation and application of the company policy

[employee comments goal]

Work with all the employees both great and poor in growing them into a better group

Listen to the feedback from employees and take it into consideration

[employee comments goal]

Set targets for each individual in the group to ensure equality of tasks distributions

Encourage one another especially during challenging times in the company

[employee comments goal]

Learn to appreciate emotions and avoid excessive criticism of situations

Regularly attend training on emotion management aimed at creating positive emotion management behavior

[employee comments goal]

Work on aspects of reliability such as keeping promises, punctuality and consistently doing good work in order to build trust

Show willingness to lend a hand on occasion, share one's knowledge and expertise with others and work together for the good of the company

[employee comments goal]

Investigate the benefits of own idea to potential supporters before presenting it and persuading them to support it

Explain the benefits of one's own arguments and get the person one is persuading to support one's own views

[employee comments goal]

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

Attend and promote group meetings and events that include people from different cultures

[employee comments goal]

Learn to map existing processes and use business process models and flow charts to capture complex scenarios

Constantly use survey results to assess the impact of ongoing process improvement efforts

[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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