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

A mechanical designer designs machines and related products with different technologies. He/she is responsible for emerging mechanical needs while ensuring the feasibility of every prototype. They also have other responsibilities including designing new machinery using computer-aided software.

Besides, working in machinery manufacturing industries, the designer is also involved in designing robotics, refrigeration, ventilation, and heating systems. In addition, he/she is also responsible for evaluating if the design is capable of carrying various loads. They also determine if the products meet the safety and quality standards regulations. Lastly, they explain to other specialists about the designs to help them make informed decisions.

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 conscious of keeping the work related items in an organized way to allow for easy access.

Strive to learn new techniques and skills that will help improve an organized workplace area.

[employee comments goal]

Maintain a robust level of poise and professionalism when faced with crisis

Create an impression of professionalism and class in what you wear and how you handle the work

[employee comments goal]

Set goals for each employee to come up with their working ideas

Be accountable to the management and coworkers to supply the information required

[employee comments goal]

Learn to coexist with coworkers and the management for a peaceful office environment

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

[employee comments goal]

Feel free to express feelings and desires and encourage others to do the same

Explore alternative solutions to problems and look for ways to prevent them in future

[employee comments goal]

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

Train oneself to focus for long period without getting distracted and avoid situations that can cause distractions

[employee comments goal]

Check the impact of any proposed solution and idea to both the employees and customers

Always cluster information into related areas and review for trends during data gathering exercises

[employee comments goal]

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

Reward oneself when one completes a task ahead of time in order to feel motivated to meeting own mini-deadlines

[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

Ask for regular feedback from others in order to identify own strengths and areas that need improvement

[employee comments goal]

Use technology to automate important aspects of a project such as a project's status reporting in order to increase productivity

Look for costs that can be reduced or eliminated without hurting the company's operations

[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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