k-Space Associates, Inc.

Careers

k-Space Associates, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of in-situ, in-line, and ex-situ metrology tools for the semiconductor, thin-film, and photovoltaic industries. Our products utilize optical imaging technology for non-contact, non-invasive real-time data acquisition, processing, and analysis of temperature, film thickness and growth rate, curvature and film stress, surface quality and atomic spacing, and optical constants.  Our products are used for monitoring thin-film deposition processes, including MBE, MOCVD, PLD, PVD, ALD, sputtering, and evaporation.   Incorporated in 1992 and driven to supply the best technical support in the industry, our tools are used worldwide in both research and production. We are looking for positive, results driven people to join our team.  Please see our current job openings listed below, and send resumes and cover letters to: requestinfo@k-space.com.

Start date:  Immediate

Job Type:  Full-time, hourly

Job Description: Small, high-tech company seeks immediate employment of a full-time Assembly Technician for product assembly, testing, and packaging.  Experience with soldering, wiring, and mechanical assembly preferred.  Basic computer proficiency in MS Windows/Word/Excel required.  Must be detail-oriented with good communication skills, able to work independently and as part of a team, and have reliable transportation.  Electronics background is a plus; technical training is acceptable.

Job Location:  Dexter, MI

Job Hours:  9 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Hourly Rate:  $15 – $18/hr.

Benefits: Competitive benefits package available

Travel: None

Start date:  Immediate

Job Type:  Full-time, salary commensurate with experience

Job Description:  Small, high-tech company seeks immediate employment of a full time Production Engineer. Responsibilities will include detailed mechanical assembly, testing, and tool qualification. College degree required, science or engineering degree preferred. Must be detail-oriented. Optics background a plus. Must have strong communications skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Minimum of 3 years experience in production assembly environment required. Proficiency in MS Windows/Word/Excel required.  

Job Location:  Dexter, MI

Job Hours:  9 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Hourly Rate: Based on qualifications and experience

Benefits: Full

Travel: None

Start date:  Immediate

Job Type:  Full Time, salaried

Job Description:

Small, high-tech company seeks immediate employment of a Windows Software Developer to join our team.  Our software is what drives our metrology tools.  We take pride in developing robust, efficient software while offering a clean user interface for our customers.  We are looking for a software developer with the below listed qualities:

Must Haves

  • Minimum 5 years of application development experience
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong understanding of multithreaded, event driven, asynchronous IO programming models
  • Strong proficiency in C++ and Object Oriented Design
  • Experience developing within Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC)
  • Considerable problem solving aptitude
  • Bachelor of Science degree in CS, EE or equivalent experience.  Advanced degree and experience a plus
  • Knowledge of high level hardware architectures and very comfortable working on device/communication interfaces (frame grabbers, ADCs, USB device I/O, serial, TCP/IP)
  • Good communication skills – written and oral
  • Ability to work in a team environment and as well as independently
  • Ability to complete tasks on time with and without supervision
  • Provide non-obvious solutions by researching problems while owning complex areas of the product, that require your ability to dive deep into the code
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with automated testing concepts (how to structure code to be easily testable, etc.)
  • Mathematical Algorithm Coding
  • Image Processing Algorithm Coding
  • C# and .NET development, especially C++ interop

Job Location:  Dexter, MI

Job Hours:  9AM – 5:30PM, M-F

Pay:  based on qualifications and experience

Benefits:  Full

Travel: none