Materials Planner III reviews blueprints and product specifications to accurately determine amount of materials needed. Documents overall material need, including all codes, brands, and contact information necessary to process orders. Being a Materials Planner III adjusts amounts for existing inventory and for orders of conventional sizes. Requires ability to understand engineering documents and work closely with members of the engineering team. Additionally, Materials Planner III requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Materials Planner III works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Materials Planner III typically requires 3-5 years of related experience, or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification.