I am a young mechanical engineer with about 8 months of work experience, and 4 with my current team (reorg happened soon after I joined).Calculations on the job are often rushed (1-2 days lead time) and the specific literature of my specific industry was not taught in school. I give this as the reason why I am often finding my assumptions to be incorrect after reviewing them with my more experienced colleagues. I'd say I'm right about 60-70% of the time. Also my presentation skills are shit and it takes me about 2x the time to set one up when compared to another engineer. Actually, I'd say everything I do takes 2x the time if I want to do it accurately.For reference I got a 4.0 GPA at a very reputable university.I have to rely on them quite a bit to get things right. At this point, should I expect to get fired/laid off? I have not been trained much, and landed my new role 4 months ago.Can anyone weigh in on this? What are the expectations for incoming engineers and how shitty am I lol.
>>15754121"specific literature of my specific industry:"As you can see my brain is fried and my confidence is destroyed.
>>15754121Ask for more training. Don't sit there and struggle
>>15754200thanks anon, I will do this.I honestly believe that another year or two of learning will lead me to be very proficient at my job. In the meantime I am not able to accurately solve some of these problems without someone checking my assumptions.It's odd to be this challenged when I did well in school, but it's still a good learning opportunity for me
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>>15754121>landed my new role 4 months ago.They've spent 4 months training you, at this point they're incentivised to make it work out. If you were truly useless you would have been shown the door within the first two weeks.
>>15754121What type of engineering?
>>15754121Are you entry-level? Did you complete undergrad recently? If so, the expectations are rock-bottom. General incompetence is expected, especially from kids who did half of undergrad at Zoom University.Just stay engaged and learn all you can. And take your ego out of it.>>15754121
>>15754235 this is my first job out of college.I have general competence, but yeah atm my pay is not justified by my output
>>15754212>It's odd to be this challenged when I did well in schoolSchool is to make sure you know the fundamentals of your field. It does fuck-all to prepare you for industry.Remember what K said to Will Smoth in Men in Black>I need to tell you something about all your "skills">as of right now, they mean precisely dick
>>15754246>payPut that out of your mind. Engineers are paid shit compares to 30 years ago. You are likely being underpaid. Don't worry about your value.
>>15754251>take>>15754235>>15754225>>15754200Thanks everyone for the responses, and apologies for posting to the wrong board - I thought I'd have a better chance of getting opinions from other engineers on this board.