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! To apply please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Job Description:

k-Space Associates, Inc. is currently looking for an Inventory Control Clerk to become part of an excellent team servicing the thin-film metrology and industrial metrology markets. The Inventory Control Clerk under the direction of the Production Manager will assist in maintaining the inventory management system in support of Production, Engineering, and Service demands

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Maintain inventory tracking system to record deliveries, shipments, and continuous stock levels.
  • Package and label all new and restock parts.
  • Process physical material movements (storage, relocation, removal, scrapping).
  • Maintain all inventory transactions for Production, Engineering, and Service departments.
  • Pull and fill production and service work orders in a timely manner.
  • Maintain parts inventory through accurate records and data maintenance within QuickBooks.
  • Perform inventory control tasks such as cycle-counting, inventory reconciliation, and inventory adjustments.
  • Collaborate with Purchasing to resolve receiving and inventory discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with Production Manager for inventory production demands, cycle counts, orders, and discrepancies.
  • Perform QA checks after a system has been produced (verification of inventory).
  • Perform annual physical inventory and audit.
  • Maintain a neat, orderly, and organized work area.


  • 2 years proven work experience as an Inventory Clerk or similar role
  • Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products-Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs unassisted from floor to shoulder height
  • Ability to stand, reach, kneel, bend, sit to do work
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • High school diploma
  • QuickBooks experience preferred
Thin Film and Industrial Metrology Systems

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