Im a recent graduate and got a job in a steel manufacturing which does heavy stuff (diesel tanks, frak tanks etc.) Its almost a year since i got the job but at first i have been veryyyy eager to learn the processes and implement what i have learned in real life. Nowadays i just want to go home coz i hate it, i think ive been stripped from my motivation.
- My managers do not understand what is industrial engineering is since im the only one.
- i had billion of ideas to save money or reduce costs but nobody seems interested since they do not want to change, plus as stated earlier they dont know what is industrial engineering.
- my work currently has nothing to do with IE and its driving me crazy, i did not spend years of my life and money to forget everything that i have learned.
- my goals are to improve, but seems im getting nowhere with that.
So any advice on what to do? Or what can i do?
Right now my current job is production so "i have control over the shop." I tried simple changes in layout but do not get backed up from management. I do not care which material to use coz i have no idea in materials or asme standards.
I feel like there is nothing for me to do, nor they are interested in new ideas from a different perspective. I dont think i can manage having a repetitive job. Even in the project itself the foremans have more experience and they dont want to change and will not unless the managers are on my side.
Am i doing something wrong? Is it too early to raise my voice with ideas?
Sorry if it sounds repetitive but any advice would be good.
My aim is to work on something i love, which is improvement. Wether its layout changes or reduction in overtime or customer satisfaction etc. Thats what i love thats what i will give 100%.