Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a product design engineer.

A product design engineer combines engineering skills, technical, and aesthetic elements, to design products for a particular target market. The designer also ensures that the products developed are safe and up to standard based on the existing regulations.

Other responsibilities of the position include using various technologies such as computer applications to design products, which meet the intended objectives and ensuring that the product has the required specifications. They are also involved in the evaluation of the materials required for the production of a particular batch. Their input enables the production team to produce products, which are cost-effective. Last but not the least, he/she communicates with the rest of the specialists regarding the product designs.

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.

Be a good role model to other workmates when it comes to being organized in the work area.

[employee comments goal]

Respect more the ideas and opinions of others and try to accommodate them.

To be proactive in leading and responding to the changes around me.

[employee comments goal]

Share one's knowledge and skills with colleagues and devise simple solutions to help them achieve their goals or perform tasks

Set challenging goals for one's area of responsibility in relation to the available business opportunities and work hard to achieve them

[employee comments goal]

Project a healthy self-image all the time setting the trend for others to follow

Inspire and motivate others to perform their best starting with their grooming

[employee comments goal]

Plan company days where each employee can showcase their creativity in different ways

Do not underestimate any idea even when they are not appropriate

[employee comments goal]

Work without any supervision and deliver as per the expectations

Attempt to do things differently and see the results changes

[employee comments goal]

Manage time wisely to get much accomplished within a short time

Negotiate with each other before making major decisions that will affect others

[employee comments goal]

Avoid any form of argument or defensiveness and try as much as possible to maintain calm

Learn new ways to handle stress and stop feeling threatened or victimized when things don't go as expected

[employee comments goal]

Set realistic goals that can easily be met in order to avoid getting frustrated if the goals are not achieved

Reflect on regular basis in order to find out areas that have improved and those that are pulling one down

[employee comments goal]

Learn to identify the real key factors in a problem one is working on in order to effectively solve the problem

Periodically test how the current state of operations in one's department compares with own core purpose

[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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