Hello, I recently graduated from University as a Mechanical Engineer. I am currently working at a large oil and gas company as a New Graduate Mechanical Engineer. My roles and responsibilities primarily include Preventive Maintenance and Reliability of pipelines. It is probably one of the highest paying jobs for a New Graduate Engineer. I have to be honest; I am bored out of my mind. I don't find my job stimulating. 90% of the time I am dealing with people problems. For example, Maintenance, Quality, Management and Engineering constantly struggle to get along. It's a bit exhausting and depressing to deal with all this nonsense on a daily basis. Phone, Email and Meetings take a huge chunk out of the work time. Any suggestions I make to improve the process, system or equipment strategy is pushed back with a lot of resistance. I really don't care for the money, just as long as I can earn a decent income to support myself plus some safety margin for rainy days and emergencies. I just want to find a challenging and stimulating job with little people problems. My true goal is to become a competent Mechanical Engineer. I want to learn, grow, innovate, contribute and make a difference. Is that too much to ask for? Am I an outlier in the world in terms of the experience I have described above? Anyone else experience this? I have a broad range of career interests which span over the Automotive, Aerospace, Transportation and Oil/Energy sectors. I am looking for an innovative, exciting company which can provide a challenging environment. I am just starting my Mechanical Engineering career. Help? Suggestions? Guidance?