This is my first post here and so I apologize if this is mistakenly posted here.
Background: I graduated in May of 2016 with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I accepted an offer for a contracting company working for an Automotive OEM in Michigan. I began here in November of 2016 (training and traveling with the company in between start date). This company is a big company. It is an Indian based company, and as such has a few company rules that I don't particularly like (i.e. we started with 0 vacation days, accrue .8 days per month and we have to use some vacation days when Client holidays don't align with my companies holiday schedule).
This job is a scripting job. I enjoyed the challenge of learning how to code at first and develop tools for the engine calibration group. But 2 years later and now I am feeling as though I did not make the right move in accepting this position. I want to go back to Mechanical Engineering, but since I have not used my skills since graduation, and I'm not going to be using the current skills I possess in future roles, I am stuck. Feeling depressed and in a rut because I don't know what to do. I am a hard worker, I have heard nothing but great things from my employers, but after applying for the last couple of months, nothing aligns considering I don't have enough experience for Mechanical Engineering positions. I can't apply to entry level positions because most want recent college graduates, and engineering level II positions require much more experience than I possess.
Another thing to consider is that I moved from Washington State. Being away from friends and family in a new location did not really help this situation as well. I would highly consider moving back to Washington State.
Can anybody help me take a foot in the right direction? Every day that passes I seem to get more and more depressed because I feel as though that I am drifting farther and farther away from any positions that would interest me.
Thank you for your time.