If you work at a shipyard in the material support department, how would a supervisor evaluate your personal technical ability? If you work at a shipyard in the material support department, how would a supervisor evaluate your personal technical ability?

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I agree with posts #3 and #4. Who a person is as a person does not actually give any substantial meaning behind their ability to perform a job. Instead, I would suggest that an evaluation would need to examine the tasks required for the position. (For example, if one part of a person's job requirements are to locate, pack and ship products, one would need to show that they can proficiently perform these duties.)

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Given that I don't have any experience in the type of employment situation you are presenting, I don't understand how personal ability and technical ability could be combined. It seems to me that Post #2 gives an extensive list of characteristics that I could see a supervisor using to evaluate your personal work skills and abilities. I would guess that assessing your technical abilities would involve evaluating your performance at specific tasks involved with your job - time efficiency analysis of your ability to locate items within the department, accuracy in classification of incoming materials that need to be distributed to storage areas, that sort of thing.

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I don't think that any of the things that the previous post lists are really about technical ability.  Presumably, your supervisor would make some sort of list of the things that you are supposed to be able to do.  They would then check the quality of your work to see how well you had done each part of your duty.  That is much more technical as it has to do strictly with the quality of your work.

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Well, having never worked in a shipyard, I am somewhat unfamiliar as to what criteria a supervisor would use to evaluate his employees.  But, I can tell you the specific criteria that have been used to evaluate me as an employee.

1)  Attendance-Am I there when I say I'm going to be? 

2)  Punctuality-Am I on time?

3)  Attitude-Am I a pleasure to work with?

4)  Flexibility-Do I have the ability to adapt to any and all circumstances into which I am placed?

5)  Communicability-Am I easy to talk to and will I ask appropriate questions when the need arises?

6)  Initiative-Do I think "outside the box" and anticipate the needs of others?

7)  Ambition-Do I have the desire to succeed and excel at what I do?

8)  Focus-Do I put the company first and foremost?

9)  Honesty-Can I be trusted with company assets and personal information?

10)  Integrity-Can I be counted on to use morals and ethics no matter who is watching?

11)  Reliability-Am I the "go to" person when something needs to get done?

12)  "Cool as a Cucumber" Demeanor-Am I calm and collected under pressure and able to influence others to remain calm?

13)  Responsibility-Am I accountable for my own actions and own up to mistakes made?

14)  Courtesy-Do I demonstrate good manners and a kindly regard for others' feeling?

15)  Tight-mouthed-Can I be relied upon to keep confidences, refrain from gossip, and mind my own business?

16)  Teamwork-Am I a team player, striving to work well with others?

17)  Knowledge, Experience, and Training-Am I well trained in my profession; do I have the necessary experience and credentials; am I willing to learn more?

These, and many more characteristics and traits not mentioned, are what most employers look for in their employees.  A person would do well to cultivate and/or implement them if they desire good performance evaluations.

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