Materials Engineer III plans for the most cost-effective utilization of materials. Applies knowledge of material science to recommend engineering and manufacturing changes to attain design objectives in the most economical manner possible. Being a Materials Engineer III reviews blueprints and specifications to determine the appropriate materials needed to achieve successful completion of initiatives. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. Additionally, Materials Engineer III typically reports to a manager. The Materials Engineer III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a Materials Engineer III typically requires 4-7 years of related experience.