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English translation: mechatronics engineer/specialist

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German term or phrase:Mechatroniker
English translation:mechatronics engineer/specialist
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01:45 May 23, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Mechatroniker
A new profession in Germany, a mixture of "Mechaniker" and "Elektroniker". Does an English translation of this already exist? If not, any ideas anyone?
Krokodil
Germany
Local time: 11:46
mechatronics engineer/specialist
Explanation:
mechatronics engineer/specialist

The term may be German origin and there might or might not be a degree in it at US/UK universities origin, but it’s becoming widely used in English as well, with leading technology firms making it part of the English engineering vernacular.

Google:
Searched English pages for "mechatronics". Results 1 - 10 of about 42,600. Search took 0.06 seconds.
Searched English pages for mechatronics "mechatronics engineer". Results 1 - 10 of about 146. Search took 0.23 seconds.
Searched English pages for mechatronics engineers. Results 1 - 10 of about 9,950. Search took 0.30 seconds
Searched English pages for mechatronics specialist. Results 1 - 10 of about 2,510. Search took 0.44 seconds
Searched English pages for mechatronics specialists. Results 1 - 10 of about 1,660. Search took 0.45 seconds.
Searched English pages for "electromechanical engineer" Results 1 - 10 of about 298. Search took 0.24 seconds.
Searched English pages for "electromechanical engineers". Results 1 - 10 of about 111. Search took 0.31 seconds.

Also cf: Bosch, Automotive Handbook, ISBN 0 8376 0333 1

HTH Tom
Selected response from:

Tom Funke
Local time: 05:46
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help! I'm not too pleased about the mud-slinging ("bull"/"even worse bull") regarding the other suggestions though - isn't this more suited to Lantra?
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Summary of answers provided
naPlease mind your manners!
Tom Funke
naMechatronics engineerUwe Schwenk
namechatronics engineer/specialist
Tom Funke
nacomputer techniciangangels
naelectro-mechanical technician
Alexander Schleber


  

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21 mins
electro-mechanical technician


Explanation:
http://www.blackhawk.tec.wi.us/programs/associate/elecmechte...

Electro-mechanical (Robotics) Technicians fabricate, install, assemble, test, analyze, adjust, repair, and maintain various machinery and devices that are electronic and mechanical in nature. Students learn the essentials of electronics, fluid power, motors, robots and mechanical devices. They develop skill and knowledge in operating specialized electronic and mechanical test instruments.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 11:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2340

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profile removed: Bull
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4 hrs
computer technician


Explanation:
Electromechanical technician describes
someone specializing in the field of any electro-mechanical equipment, not just computers. The above term is used in the want ads for this specific job.

gangels
Local time: 03:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 5508

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profile removed: even worse bull
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4 hrs
mechatronics engineer/specialist


Explanation:
mechatronics engineer/specialist

The term may be German origin and there might or might not be a degree in it at US/UK universities origin, but it’s becoming widely used in English as well, with leading technology firms making it part of the English engineering vernacular.

Google:
Searched English pages for "mechatronics". Results 1 - 10 of about 42,600. Search took 0.06 seconds.
Searched English pages for mechatronics "mechatronics engineer". Results 1 - 10 of about 146. Search took 0.23 seconds.
Searched English pages for mechatronics engineers. Results 1 - 10 of about 9,950. Search took 0.30 seconds
Searched English pages for mechatronics specialist. Results 1 - 10 of about 2,510. Search took 0.44 seconds
Searched English pages for mechatronics specialists. Results 1 - 10 of about 1,660. Search took 0.45 seconds.
Searched English pages for "electromechanical engineer" Results 1 - 10 of about 298. Search took 0.24 seconds.
Searched English pages for "electromechanical engineers". Results 1 - 10 of about 111. Search took 0.31 seconds.

Also cf: Bosch, Automotive Handbook, ISBN 0 8376 0333 1

HTH Tom



    Relevant translation experience and Google (see above)
Tom Funke
Local time: 05:46
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help! I'm not too pleased about the mud-slinging ("bull"/"even worse bull") regarding the other suggestions though - isn't this more suited to Lantra?

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Beth Kantus: husband's company imports mechatronics students as interns
21 hrs

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1 day 5 hrs
Mechatronics engineer


Explanation:
The profession is actually not that new.
The word mechatronics was first coined by a senior engineer of the Japanese company Yaskawa in 1969 as a combination of "mecha" of mechanisms and "tronics" of electronics.
For the wide-ranging concept of mechatronics, a number of definitions has been proposed and I am listing here the most common one:
Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of products and processes.




    Reference: http://www.mechatronik.uni-linz.ac.at/
    University of Oregon - College of Engineering Annual Engineering Research Report 1996-1997
Uwe Schwenk
Local time: 04:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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5 days
Please mind your manners!


Explanation:
Thanks for the KudoZ!

I agree that mudslinging and flaming are very unprofessional and immature ways of expressing disagreement.

Please, y'all :-) ... express your POSITIVE opinions and knowledge to keep this a Web Site everyone who visits leaves a little bit wiser and happier --not degraded.

Tom Funke
Father and stepfather of 8
Grandfather of 20
Great-grandfather of 6 (soon 8)
...
Life is short. Keep it sweet!

Tom

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