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

An Equipment Operator is responsible for operating a variety of contractor equipment and trucks used in construction, preservation, and repair activities as well as performing a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of information, street, and storm drainage systems.

The responsibilities for this post include operating trucks and construction or power equipment like mechanized broom, backhoe, man-lift, dump truck, snowplow, road gates, hydraulic excavators, skid steers, inductor truck, Operates trucks of different sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies, support in the installing and maintenance of traffic control devices, operating jackhammers, mowers and other small appliances and tools to maintain street and utility systems, performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers repairs.

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


Be flexible and exhibit creativity in solving the problems of customers.

Provide timely and objective advice to customers on matters related to the goods and/or services of the company.

[employee comments goal]

Show enough willingness to keep the personal workspace clean and tidy.

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

[employee comments goal]

Use honest facts, figures, and data to support conclusions made

Give credit to employees who have worked hard and deserved it

[employee comments goal]

Be willing to improve the quality of performance by taking on training

Think creatively of new ways to solve upcoming problems in the workplace

[employee comments goal]

Set workable personal goals that will help met the company goals

Have a plan and work it to see your dreams come true

[employee comments goal]

Use personal tests in order to understand own behaviors, characteristics and decision-making and become more self-aware

Learn one's own emotional triggers and allow oneself to fully process emotions before communicating them to others

[employee comments goal]

Think outside the box to find best solutions to company's problems and regularly contribute suggestions on how to improve its processes

Speak up when there are problems that need to be addressed in order to get the problems fixed

[employee comments goal]

Show up when one is supposed to and complete tasks and projects within the allotted time frame

Be responsible for one's tasks and responsibilities; perform every element of one's job responsibilities to the best of one's ability

[employee comments goal]

Set aside time for answering calls or responding to emails in order to reduce or eliminate distractions

Pay attention to the needs of other employees or team members who are solely relying on own work to meet their deadlines

[employee comments goal]

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

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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