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 creative, positive, energetic, career-oriented people to join our team. All full time positions are offered with competitive salary and full benefits. We are headquartered in beautiful Dexter, MI, just 10 miles from downtown Ann Arbor, MI. We hope you will consider us for a challenging, rewarding career path!

Please see our current job openings listed below.

k-Space is looking for a Technical Sales Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will oversee our sales team, including our worldwide distributors and representatives. The Sales Manager will work directly with customers to understand their thin-film metrology needs, and work to provide the right solution for them. In addition, the successful candidate will provide technical sales support to our existing customer base, research and identify new market opportunities, and assist in marketing efforts to expand customers/markets via personal visits, trade shows, and phone calls.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Represent k-Space Associates, Inc. and its products to distributors, OEMs, and end user customers, primarily in the thin-film market.
  • Provide quotations, technical information, sales & product presentations to customers.
  • Coordinate and be a liaison with international distributors (currently 7 distributors) to answer their technical questions and support their sales.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with current customers and promoting the k-Space brand at networking events.
  • Responsible for negotiating complete purchase orders including technical specifications and terms and conditions of the sale.
  • Provide detailed customer requirements and system configuration parameters for tool production.
  • Coordinate with product engineers to schedule installations and service calls, and provide necessary design modifications for custom orders
  • Work in conjunction with marketing to review and develop printed and digital sales collateral material as appropriate.


  • Must possess at least 3 years of direct experience working in semiconductor and/or thin-film deposition market.
  • Must possess at least 3 years of sales and/or business development work experience.
  • Must be self-driven and results oriented with proven ability to multitask while maintaining sharp attention to detail.
  • Ability to work closely with engineering, production and logistics departments to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, or materials science, however, a master’s or PhD in one of these areas is preferred.
  • Must work from the k-Space Associates, Inc. headquarters in Dexter, MI.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to requestinfo@k-space.com

k-Space Associates, Inc. is looking for a technical sales engineer to represent its thin-film metrology tools. Provide technical sales support to existing customer base and new/current sales leads, research and identify new market opportunities, and assist in marketing efforts to expand customers/markets via personal visits and phone calls. Document opportunities and findings in ACT Contact Management software program.

The qualified sales engineer will support all aspects of technical sales, including:
• Prospect
• Schedule and conduct on-site visits at research laboratories, universities, and production facilities
• Customer and lead follow up
• Quote generation
• System configuration details and documentation
• Trade show support and booth attendance
• Working with kSA representatives and distributors

• A minimum of a B.S.E. in engineering, or a B.S./B.A. in physics, math, or chemistry. Candidates with a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.
• Experience in the thin film deposition, semiconductor device, vacuum technology, or solar panel fields is a plus.
• The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as a positive, outgoing self-starter personality.
• Fluent use of Windows-based PC’s is required (including MS Office), and experience with lead tracking software is a plus.
• Willingness to travel.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to requestinfo@k-space.com

k-Space Associates, Inc. is looking for a Lab Technician to join our team.  The successful candidate will maintain our vacuum chambers, as well as add capabilities to existing chambers.  General lab maintenance and organization will also be required.  Testing of k-Space metrology tools on the chambers will be required.  Processing of data acquired from our metrology tools will also be required, as well as generating reports on the processed data and metrology tool performance.

A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with vacuum equipment and deposition chambers is required.  Qualified applicants must have good organizational and communication skills.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is preferred but not required.  Experience with thin-film deposition processes is preferred but not required.  Computer proficiency in MS Windows/Word/Excel is required.   Experience with soldering, wiring, mechanical assembly, and electrical assembly is required.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to requestinfo@k-space.com

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